Historic City News in St Augustine has been notified that tomorrow, Tuesday June 12, the Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection holds its first public meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Northland Church located at 530 Dog Track Road in Longwood.
Governor Rick Scott created the Task Force to assess the state’s “Stand your Ground” laws; made controversial in the tragic February 26 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
The meeting will be opened for public comments after 1:00 p.m.
The focus of the Task force is not the Martin shooting, nor will it be a forum to debate the issues in the instant case against George Zimmerman; the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old boy.
Staunch self-defense advocates of rights protected by the Second Amendment recognize that if a human being is shot and killed, the investigation is not going to be easy for the shooter; nor should it. However, the ensuing jury trial does satisfy public interest in the matter and gives Zimmerman the opportunity he needs to clear his name.
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