Yes, in the video you won't see Mike pulling out his pistol when he was being bumped into and pushed. He maintains a cool head and attempts to back his way to safety as the crowd follows and jeers.I recommend going back and re watching the videos of this incident, make note of the dudes who were moving around to flank Mike, basically telling him to GTFO, while at the same time, preventing him from backing out further, it is at that point Mike actually draws his weapon, and when this whole thing takes off! This was pointed out several times pre trial and even during the first! What really stinks is that every one KNOWS that was the justification needed, and yet they deny it when the so called "Experts" are put on the stand!
Everybody knows Mike got the shaft from the PORTLAND CRIME SYNDICATE, and now the State! Off to the State Supreme Court, which will likely uphold this, as we already know they are unbiased, NOT! Mike will get no justice until this leaves the state and goes on to higher courts who will actually apply the law fairly and equally!
Pause it at the moment he pulls it out and notice the flanking maneuver. If you look closely on replay you will see him catch it out of the corner of his eye. At that point he correctly assesses an imminent threat he can't control any other way.