In the discussion thread: Benefit Concert for Brandon Baker Sunday (another victim of FL SYG vigilantism) [View all]
Response to jpak (Original post)
Sat Apr 21, 2012, 04:10 PM
sarisataka (7,800 posts)
4. Or maybe it was self defense
From the linked article about the actual incident:
Detectives say the vehicles stopped on Seagull Lane. Brandon Baker got out of his truck and approached Seth Browning in an aggressive manner. Browning responded by using pepper spray on Brandon Baker and also on Christopher Baker, who by this time had got out of the BMW and had approached Browning's car.
According to investigators, Brandon continued to approach Browning's car. Deputies say Brandon then reached into Browning's vehicle and punched Browning, who in turn pulled out his gun and shot Brandon.
It sounds like Browning did not get out of his car, was facing one aggressive person who was punching him, with a second person joining the attacker. Pretty much the definition of disparity of force SYG or no.
-a couple other factors-
what was the relative size disparity between the parties?
was Browning's vehicle blocked by the other two so he had no option to retreat?
what was the concern about driving? was alcohol involved or were the brothers driving carelessly so as to cause Browning to call a report? I do that whenever I can identify a vehicle that is clearly a danger to other drivers. In the great majority of cases, I will cease following once I have given all important information but a few times it has been so hazardous that I will follow and stay on with 911 until the police arrive.
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