Public Can Comment on 'Stand Your Ground' June 12 in Longwood
The governor’s Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection will hold a meeting June 12 at Northland Church, 530 Dog Track Road in the Central Florida town of Longwood.
The 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. meeting -- with an hour break scheduled at noon -- will be opened to public comments after 1 p.m. A release from the governor's office states that speakers will appear on a first come, first served basis.
The Florida Channel will stream the meeting online at http://thefloridachannel.org.
The task force was created following the shooting of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford.
Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder, has claimed self-defense under the state’s Stand Your Ground law.
In the first meeting of the task force on May 1, members said they didn’t want to make the Martin-Zimmerman case the focal point of their review of self-defense laws. But they agreed to hold their group's first public input road meeting near the scene of the Feb. 26 incident.