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Pleasants says chapters in the book include how to testify as a witness and profiling.
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The prosecution has called professor Scott Pleasants to testify. He taught Zimmerman in a class about criminal investigations in the summer of 2011 at Seminole State County.
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The jury is being seated.
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The judge is back on the bench. The prosecutor says there are some audio issues with the next witness.
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The judge says the next witness will be testifying via webcam and won't be available until 11 a.m. ET. She has recessed court until then.
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Krzenski tells defense attorney O'Mara that this is the only rider release filed by Zimmerman. He has been excused, and the attorneys are at a sidebar.
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The prosecution has called Jim Krzenski to the witness stand. He is the administrative manager for the Sanford Police Department. He's reviewing a rider release form filled out by Zimmerman on March 15, 2010. Zimmerman lists the reason for his ride-along as: "Solidify my chances of a career in law enforcement." The prosecution has no more questions.
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Carter says "imperfect self-defense" is where "the force that you are encountering, you meet that force disproportionately -- excess force. Like a gunshot." The prosecution has finished its questions, and the witness has been excused.
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The defense has finished its questions. Prosecutor Mantei wants to know about claiming self-defense when you provoke an attack. The defense objects, and the attorneys are at a sidebar.
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Carter says "imperfect self-defense" is where someone counters force from a threat with a disproportionate level of force.
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Carter says he also taught the class about "imperfect self-defense," where the tables turn in a situation.
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Injuries support a person's fear of great bodily harm, according to Carter, but a person can still have a fear of harm without having injuries.
"You don't have to wait until you're almost dead to defense yourself?" asks West.
"No, I would advise you probably not do that," says Carter.
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"It's fluid; the law as it applies isn't static. Any change in a certain fact can weigh differently in terms of whether someone acted reasonably," says Carter. He says he would show his class videos and pause them to look at how things were changing in a situation.
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Carter says he taught his class: "When stuff hits the fan, you're judged by jurors, and your actions have to meet a reasonable standard, objectively. So whether or not a reasonable person in your position would have felt the way you felt." He also says part of self-defense is the individual's subjective feelings of facing death or "grievous bodily harm."
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Carter says he talked about the evolution of the castle doctrine in his class.
"Right, I think what happened is the presumption changed. If you're attacked in your home, there's a presumption that you're in fear of your life ... it extended outside of the home but there wasn't that same presumption. That same presumption doesn't exist outside of a home," says Carter.
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Carter says he used his knowledge of Florida law, having been admitted to the Florida Bar, to talk to his class about self-defense.
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The attorneys are at a sidebar.
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Carter says he's familiar with the laws of self-defense in Florida. He says "stand your ground" is a nickname. Carter agrees with West that if you're in your home, you have "no duty to retreat" and may "meet force with force" to defend yourself. West points out that the "stand your ground" law extend this to outside the home. West says that before, you had to retreat if you could.
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