Alaska's 'Stand Your Ground' Law Coming Soon

Alaska's "Stand Your Ground" law goes into effect in September. The concept gained notoriety because of the George Zimmerman trail in Florida.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS- Alaska's "stand your ground" law goes into effect in September. The concept gained notoriety because of the George Zimmerman trail in Florida.
The law allows deadly force in self-defense when a person could otherwise safely leave an altercation. Opponents argue it encourages unnecessary violence. But the law's supporters say it ensures people won't have to second-guess themselves in dangerous situations.
The law has raised concerns among many, including the NAACP organizers who put together a rally against the law earlier this month in Anchorage. Many opponents fear the law will be unfairly biased against minorities, pointing to cases in the Lower 48.