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No 'Stand Your Ground' for Florida Mom

No "Stand your ground" for Florida mom: Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three, is facing a mandatory 20 years behind bars for killing her abusive ex-husband, CNN reports. She had pinned her hopes for freedom on a motion for a new trial; that motion was denied Thursday in a Florida courtroom. Jay-Z scholarship foundation taking apps: It's actually called the Shawn Carter Foundation, and it's accepting applications through May 15.
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Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law No Help For Black Woman Sentenced To 20 Years Jail For Firing Warning Shot On Abusive Husband

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Bossip (3 years ago)

We don’t understand how the state allows criminals like George Zimmerman and Casey Anthony to run around free while putting a woman who hasn’t killed or even injured anyone behind bars for 20 years. Marissa Alexander, the 31-year-ol... Read Post

Marissa Alexander Released From Prison

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root (31 minutes ago)

Marissa Alexander, the Florida mother who fired warning shots to stop her abusive ex-husband's attack in 2010, may finally see the dark days of prison behind her, with a judge releasing her late Tuesday to serve the rest of her sent... Read Post

Marissa Alexander is No Longer in Prison, But is That Enough?

Society & Culture : Good Blog (12 minutes ago)

Marissa Alexander may no longer be in prison, but that doesn’t mean that justice has been served. Alexander, a domestic abuse survivor and mother of three served three years in Florida prison and one year of house arrest following a... Read Post


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