Your Voice: "Do you think Georgia’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law should be eliminated?"
7/26/2013, 3:11 p.m.
Darletta Strothers, Decatur
“You should have the right to defend yourself. It was not used right in Florida. Trayvon Martin should’ve had the right to defend himself.”
Erica Abner, Atlanta
“I think we should repeal the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law based on the fact that we should have some parameters to go by; not just have something that’s so open. We need something that is step-by-step: this is what you can do, this is what you can’t do with this law.”
Dennis Fields, Decatur
“I think the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is a farce… African American men have been perceived as the aggressor for years. That law just gives free reign to murder or shoot anybody even if they aren’t the aggressor.”
Dell Miller, Snellville
“The law should be repealed because there are already laws on the books that allow you to protect yourself (and) given the climate that we live in right now (it) can be manipulated.”
Compiled by Vincent Christie at Panera’s in Lithonia.