JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - At least 200 people filled Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church late Wednesday afternoon to discuss Florida's stand your ground law, the Marissa Alexander conviction and "issues within the criminal justice system, as it relates to people of color."
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who met with Alexander in the Duval County jail on Tuesday, then talked with the state attorney's office about her 20-year conviction for firing a gun during a confrontation with her ex-husband, was expected to attend the rally.
"We think those that are protesting even now, even with Trayvon Martin, protest with dignity discipline and non-violence because violence will shift the burden of sympathy," Jackson said on Tuesday.
Earlier Wednesday, Jackson spoke at the NAACP convention going on this week in Orlando. Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. III, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Adrian Crump, attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, have also address the convention over the past three days.
Channel 4's Kent Justice is at the Jacksonville rally. This article will be updated with details of the event, and he'll have a complete report on The 10 O'clock News.
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