So, Marissa Alexander still faces 60 years in prison for shooting a warning shot into the air to ward off her abusive husband. Meanwhile, while she is awaiting a new trial, George Zimmerman is walking free. Alexander faces three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Prosecutor Angela Corey, who failed to gain convictions… Read More Stand Your Ground Only If You’re White?
While everyone is in shock over the murder of Reeva Steenkamp allegedly by “blade runner” Oscar Pistorius, I am more in shock that domestic violence against women is still such a major problem in this world. It is hard to believe the story that Pistorius offered about what happened at his home on Valentine’s Day,… Read More Reeva Steenkamp: Another Woman Needlessly Dead
The entire country has been in an uproar – rightfully so – about the killing of Trayvon Martin. The rush to apply Florida’s “stand your ground” law by Florida authorities to explain and justify the actions of accused shooter George Zimmerman has enraged this nation, most especially the parents of young Martin, who want justice… Read More When Silence is Evil