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November 28, 2013

Black folks take note: The stand-your-ground law in Florida wan't designed for white people. The law was intended for all Floridians in imminent danger of physical harm or death.

When Marissa Alexander's abusive husband attacked her, she fire a warning shot. No one was injured. The action resulted in the mom's arrest and conviction. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The jury who convicted her, however, was not properly instructed by the judge regarding the state's self defense laws. Alexander will get a new trial.

Marissa Alexander released on bond until Florida retrial of self-defence case

Trial to reconsider stand-your-ground defence for woman sentenced for 20 years for firing 'warning shot' at husband

The Guardian

A Florida woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing a "warning shot" during an argument with her abusive husband has been released on bond, while she awaits retrial under a controversial part of the state's self-defense law.

The case of Marissa Alexander, who was convicted of aggravated-assault with a deadly weapon, touched off a furor when her supporters compared it to the self-defense case of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted earlier this year of murdering an unarmed black teenager. Although no one was injured in Alexander's case, the court gave her a 20-year prison sentence under the state's mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines because she had fired a gun during the assault.

A state appeals court ruled in September that Alexander, who is black, deserved a new trial because the judge failed to properly instruct the Jacksonville, Florida jury about her self-defense argument. She was convicted in May 2012.

"This news is vindication for Marissa and all the women who have become criminalized for exercising their basic right to defend themselves and their children," Angie Nixon of Florida New Majority, a social justice organization, said of Alexander's release.

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1 comments:

  1. Um, but in this case SHE went to HIS place with a gun, bit different and I'd never trust the Guardian as a reliable news source, they lie.

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