"Starting Point" anchor Soledad O’Brien will host a townhall looking at the latest in a case that has consumed the conscious of the nation: the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
"Beyond Trayvon: Race & Justice In America" airs on Friday, March 30th at 8p and 10p ET on CNN.
The special will look at the latest in the investigation in the case, and examine the many angles that have come into play including: the investigation, allegations of racial profiling, gun laws and Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. The audience will also ask questions of experts in an effort to find the truth in the story.
Share your thoughts on the show here, or visit the In America page to participate in the live blog.
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