Stand Your Ground
"If Trayvon was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk?" --President Barack Obama The 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager in Florida, and the subsequent acquittal of his killer, brought public attention to controversial "Stand Your Ground" laws. The verdict, as much as the killing, sent shock waves through the African-American community, recalling a history of similar deaths, and the long struggle for justice.
When Jackie Carpenter s son is falsely accused of murder, she prays for a miracle and fights against all odds to set him free. But when the prosecution seeks a life sentence, Jackie s world spins into turmoil sending her on a journey of wavering faith and tentative hope.