The state of Georgia is one of many states with Stand Your Ground laws in effect. These laws mean you don’t have to try and run from an attacker. You can, instead, respond to protect your life without putting it at greater risk trying to get away.
However, there are those who claim that such laws are a one-way street and that they don’t apply to everyone equally.
A prime example of that just happened in Georgia, where the family of a man convicted of murder is saying the man’s Stand Your Ground defense wasn’t effective because he was black.