Why are state borders an issue to some of you? Shouldn't the states be UNITED? It's not like they're a different country...
Anyways, opinions aside, misdemeanors/smaller crimes doesn't mean you should just let someone kill you because you are guilty of such. I am not defending his "cause", because again, that's subjective. I looked at the video, watched videos made by actual defense attorneys and people who are lawyers and know tons about self defense and the legal use of lethal force, all of them seem to agree that his use of lethal force was justified. He is charged with second degree murder. His manslaughter charges were dropped. I don't see how they can prove intent to kill beyond a reasonable doubt. I will guess they will just try to get him to take a plea deal.
Surely where he went and why are relevant.
I disagree with it being like George Zimmerman. It was a protest. Those things are usually not just someone shoving themselves into a sticky situation for no reason. If you read up on some of the background info, a lot of the rioters there were bussed in from 45+ minute drive distances. That's the thing though, as I said, they're protests. We don't have any jurisdiction telling someone they can't go where they please, to preach their cause, etc. It's not really fair to judge it like anything else. Why was anyone
there? Logically, they all had better things to do. But they decided to protest. It's a constitutional right.