Global Courts and the Trayvon Martin Case

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  • Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin
  • Benjamin Crump
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  • Trayvon Martin

England: Shooting was "Unreasonable and Disproportionate"

Although there is a "loss of control" defense in English law, Michael Bohlander, chair of comparative and international criminal law at Durham University in England, told NBC News that Zimmerman's use of a gun could be seen as "unreasonable and disproportionate, because it could have been expected that a warning shot or even the announcement that he had a gun would have been sufficient to scare an unarmed youth off.”

(Photo: REUTERS/State Attorney's Office/Handout)

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