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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

We're ripping about the Zimmerman verdict. The 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer was found not guilty of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Joining us to talk about it is Rev. Charles Williams II of Detroit's Historic King Solomon Baptist Church. He's also the local leader of Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network, which led protests demanding Zimmerman be prosecuted in the case. Going head-to-head with him is Rick Ector, a gun rights activist and self-defense expert. He owns and operates his own firearms academy in Detroit.

At the heart of the Zimmerman trial is Florida's stand your ground law. Michigan has a very similar version and many think it's time to take another look at it.  The author of our state's stand your ground law, State Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) joins us to debate the law's merits with State Sen. Coleman Young II (D-Detroit).

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