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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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Justice: Florida Court Overturns 20-Year Sentence For Marissa Alexander Who Fired Warning Shots At Abusive Husband

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

Meanwhile, Darren Wilson is somewhere on paid vacation… Florida Court Overturns Sentence For Marissa Alexander A Florida woman who claimed to be a victim of abuse yet was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for allegedly firing a warn... 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 (last year)

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

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


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