Do you agree with the decision to charge Zimmerman?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
A community discussion about the Trayvon Martin case is being held in Charlotte, just after it was announced that George Zimmerman is being charged with second-degree murder.
One of the organizers, Willie Ratchford, the executive director for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations, said 150-200 people were expected to show up for the discussion.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations, the Community Building Initiative and Mecklenburg Ministries were co-hosting the event at the Little Rock AME Zion Church on North McDowell Street from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Ratchford said the purpose of the event is to bring together diverse perspectives to discuss the facts of the case, its impact and whether something like what played out in Sanford, Fla. could happen in the Charlotte area.
Martin, 17, was fatally shot in February.
The lack of an arrest had sparked outrage and rallies for justice in the Orlando suburb and across the country.
Officials said Wednesday that Zimmerman is in custody.