This is a case that made nationwide headlines when the shooting occurred. The Trial begins today.
His defense is going to come down to whether or not the Jury believes the threat was imminent and immediate when Drejka fired.
Please forget the racial aspects when discussing the case as they are absolutely not relevant and if we get bogged down in them no constructive discussion can be had.
Personally I fell like he should be convicted as he fired after the assailant had already retreated several steps back away from him.
No doubt it will be claimed he was making some sort of threatening statements making Drejka feel “fear for his life” but there is as far as I know of no audio recording of the incident.
This may be a case where jury selection decides the outcome even more than the facts.
If there are crime victims on the jury they may tend to lean his way, if there are SJW’s on the jury they’ll likely go the other.
For myself I think it will be interesting to see both the demographics of the jury and the evidence as well of course as the outcome.
Even if he manages to be acquitted or get a mistrial morally as far as I’m concerned he’s guilty.
Based on his conduct prior and on this day again, even if acquitted I expect to see him lose his carry license, his right to keep and bear and to be declared mentally incompetent in subsequent court actions following the trial. This is definitely someone who should not have access to firearms in the future and should not have had access to them that day based on his prior acts.
Hopefully his prior bad acts will not be admissible in this case but as they demonstrate a pattern of conduct the judge may well decide to allow them.