I haven't been following this one too closely either but my understanding is that they were attempting a citizen's arrest which was entirely legal at the time when the jogger attacked them and tried to get the shotgun.I haven't been following this case closely, but it seemed pretty clear cut that the "vigilantes" were trying to detain him when he attacked them and tried to grab a gun. Has any of that actually been changed by new information? Or are these three (wait, I thought there were just two?) guys being sacrificed to appease the hate mob? Something here stinks.
John Derbyshire did a good article recently over at unz.com on how guys like these ones and Chauvin are essentially our equivalent of the human sacrifices the Mayans and Aztecs used to offer to their bloodthirsty gods. The main difference being that our gods of diversity are far more cruel because the ancient Mexican victims' suffering was over in a matter of minutes, whereas our sacrificial victims are consigned to a lifetime of torment.