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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 (2 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

Stand Your Ground: Florida Grants Marissa Alexander A New Trial After Jailing Her For Firing Shots To Keep Abusive Hubby At Bay

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Bossip (10 months ago)

Finally some good news out of Florida! Marissa Alexander, the black woman who was sentenced to 20 years for firing a gun to keep her abusive husband at bay despite the same Florida Stand Your Ground law that helped Read Post

Marissa Alexander Is Denied New Hearing; Still Faces 60 Years in Prison

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root (6 days ago)

A judge has ruled against providing Marissa Alexander, 33, with a new “Stand your ground” hearing, reports Salon. Read Post


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