Criminal Justice

State High Court Justice to Discuss Stand-your-ground Law

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August 9, 2013 — Legal experts throughout the Region and the State of Indiana will review the Trayvon Martin case and the State’s stand-your-ground law Monday.

The National Civil Rights Hall of Fame, Incorporated and the African American Studies Department at Indiana University Northwest will hold a conversation about race and the United States justice system, called “From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin.”

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert Rucker is expected to be a panelist as well.

The event takes place Monday, August 12th, from 6-8 p.m. at Indiana University Northwest Library Conference Center in Gary. The event is free and open to the public.

Martin was a 17-year-old African American high school student who was shot to death during a Florida confrontation with a neighborhood watch captain in February of 2012. George Zimmerman was tried for Martin’s death and found “not guilty” of criminal charges last month.


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