Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who fired a gun into the air to ward off her abusive husband and who was arrested in spite of her claim that she was acting under the rubric of Florida’s “stand your ground laws” will be free today. But not really. Marissa has been in jail for three years.… Read More House Arrest No Deal
I don’t think most white folks will get it – why black folks are so distrustful of police officers, law enforcement in general, and “the process.” I have listened to people talk about how black people need to let “the process” work in the Michael Brown shooting. They cannot understand why it is black people… Read More “The Process” Can’t Be Trusted
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?
Marissa Alexander, the Jacksonville, Florida mother who was given a 20-year prison sentence for firing two warning shots at her abusive husband, was released from jail Wednesday evening, in time for Thanksgiving. I’m glad, but not really. Marissa is awaiting a second trial for her “offense,” which sent her to prison under Florida’s “stand your… Read More Marissa Alexander’s Case Cries for Justice
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