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NAACP town hall meeting: Anger to Action

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Hundreds turned out for the town hall meeting Monday night. Hundreds turned out for the town hall meeting Monday night.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

More than 200 people turned out Monday night for an NAACP town hall meeting.

The forum, "Moving From Anger to Action," was organized in response to the George Zimmerman verdict. The forum focused on civic engagement and developing strategies to address various issues impacting the community as a whole.

Speakers included County Commissioner Bob Harrison, who stressed the importance of citizens registering and updating their voter registration information. Other speakers included State Representative Laura Hall, attorneys Joe Lampley and Mark Debro, who explained the Alabama Stand Your Ground law and Captain Jess Malone from the Huntsville Police Department.

"We need to be more attentive to what is going on in the community, black crime in the community. Getting stopped by the police and not having the right attitude. We are trying to tell people you have rights and responsibilities in everything. You have rights, but you also have responsibilities," said Alice Sams, Madison County NAACP President.

Sams said the organization is planning a meeting similar to Monday night's meeting, specifically for the children in the community.

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