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Savannah State to Debate Stand Your Ground Laws

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SAVANNAH, GA - People from all walks of life have argued this controversial issue, and it has divided communities across the country.
Now Savannah State University is preparing to tackle Stand Your Ground Laws. 
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will present a community discussion on April 30th.  Participants include Dr. Felicia Bell, Assistant Professor of History
Dr. Otilia Iancu, Assistant Professor of  Public Administration
Dr. Otis S. Johnson, Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Larry D. Stewart, Associate Professor Criminal Justice, and Ms. Adriana Lard, Urban Studies and Planning graduate student.

Stand Your Ground Laws gained national attention in 2012  when neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin, a black teenager. Zimmerman claimed self-defense.  He was acquitted under Flordia Law on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter.
Savannah State will tackle the Stand Your Ground Laws at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30th at 305 Fahm Street, the Coastal Georgia Center. 
Invitations have been sent to Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, Georgia Representative Mickey Stephens, Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap, and Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Interim Chief Juliette Tolbert.
The discussion is open to the public.
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