Professor Erika George participated in a panel discussion in Salt Lake City earlier this week after a screening of the documentary “3 1/2 Minutes: 10 Bullets,” which explores the shooting death of Jordan Davis at a Florida gas station in 2012. The documentary explores how Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground self-defense law played into the murder trial for Michael Dunn, who shot Davis. The documentary highlights the real world, and often deadly consequences of racial bias, specifically with regard to black men and boys, and recounts one community’s search for justice within the judicial system.
George, along with Bryan Hotchkins , a researcher at the U’s Political Science Department , and ACLU Legal Director John Mejia, spoke on a panel following the film’s screening at Brewvies. The event, “ Sundance ‘n’ CLE” was sponsored by the Salt Lake County Bar Association and Utah Minority Bar Association.