But by necessity, we need apply very nuanced distinctions which more likely than not be parallel to the actual world. The extremes are easy, as one moves into the middle the lines blur and fine distinctions are needed. One extreme or the other may occur, but the likelihood would, in my estimation, be more solidly in the grey mushy area in the middle.I can't give you all the permutations on disparity of force, but my brief example remains valid.
Yep.......for the Prosecutor, Defense, and Jury, and the potential defendant that may or may not be able, or may or may not be allowed by counsel, to articulate the thought process at the time of the event.
Mother Teresa could have gotten a "Kings X" for defending herself against virtually anyone except Julie Andrews, Chuck Norris would have a hard time convincing anyone he needed anything more than a steely stare to disarm an opponent.
Based on my limited analysis of the matter presented, I think Hopyard gets a "Pass", particularly in Texas. Of course, I am a cranky old fool behind a keyboard.