And I think it's leading us off topic. Let's focus on the discussion of the standards that apply to determining whether a defensive threat or use of lethal force is legally justified and that the assessment of whether or not it was justified must go beyond the mere fact that it was a good result that we all can applaud.
I can agree with what you are saying above because I can see that straying the topic.
I would like to add though...this is sort of a question that doesn't need to be answered...you and MLeake realize I was talking about past offenses amongst other factors 'coming into play' before court proceedings, right? As in, these factors can play a major or minor role in decisions of an arrest not being made in the first place....
In which case, it doesn't matter whether it can or cannot be added into evidence.