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Our Common Ground LIVE Interview with Marissa Alexander l May 11, 2012

OUR GUEST: Marissa Alexander
LIVE from her Duval County, FL jail location following her sentencing.

Sentenced to 20 years when she stood her ground in FL with a warning shot to stop another violent beating from a consistently brutal and violent husband.
Janice Graham interviews Marissa Alexander in the hour following her sentencing hearing sending her to jail for 20 years.

Marissa tells her story and talks about her Sentence received an hour earlier.

Originally aired, May 11, 2012
Marissa Alexander is to be sentenced for assault against her abusive husband and faces 20 years in prison for Standing Her Ground. Her husband beat her while she was pregnant. After yet another beating, Alexander fired a warning shot into the ceiling. That shot saved her life. No one was hurt, No one Died.

Prosecutor Angela Corey did not take into account that Marissa Alexander: Had a court injunction against her crazed husband, had given birth 9 Days earlier, was trained to use a weapon and earned a concealed weapons permit. George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin and will most likely dodge a 2nd degree murder charge because of the same law. Cannot a Black woman get the same justice under the FL law ? It would seem to a reasonable person that Alexander's circumstance best fit the purpose of such a law. But justice does not seem to court a young Black woman in FL.

The law states that she was justified in standing her ground and meeting force with force up to including deadly force, but political views and concerns states otherwise in the 4th circuit court.

So the question is what was she supposed to do that day to meet the standard of stand your ground law ? And just who is it for? If Marissa Alexander injured no one, killed no one and is not protected under the law, given the history of abuse at the hands of her husband, why does it apply to an out of control racist vigilante ? And, if she faces assault, why doesn't George Zimmerman face 1st degree murder ?


On Thursday, May 3, 2012, Marissa Alexander's request for a new trial was denied.
She is currently facing 20 years in prison for protecting herself against a violent attack at the hands of her husband during which he threatened to kill her.

With this decision, Florida's criminal justice system has delivered a debilitating strike against victims of domestic violence, severely restricting the options of abuse victims to defend themselves against their abusers.
Marissa was in her own home when attacked and should have been protected under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law without any "duty to retreat."

Marissa Alexander to be immediately released
All charges to be cleared from her record
Reformation of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law
Marissa Alexander faces sentencing on Friday May 11th 2012
Please call and/or e-mail the following individuals on Tuesday May 8, 2012 through Friday May 11, 2012 and ask that Marissa Alexander's penalty is lessened. You may obtain additional information regarding her case at: www.justiceformarissa.blogspot.com
Judge J. Daniel -- 904-630-7154

Please call and e-mail State Attorney Angela Corey -- Angela Corey has the power to remove the mandatory 20 year sentence. Angela Corey - (Better known as special prosecutor for George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin Case)
E-mail - Acorey@coj.net
Angela Corey phone (904) 630-2400

Governor Rick Scott phone -- 850-488-7146

Please e-mail Governor Scott at the following website

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