Hey, I’m wondering if we could get a thread on Marissa Alexander and perhaps a signal boost for the final week of her fundraiser? Especially given that the same prosecutor who couldn’t hang a conviction on Zimmerman is now seeking to give her 60 years.
Background stories on Marissa Alexander, against whom Florida State Attorney Angela Corey’s intends to seek 60 years of incarceration for her at retrial (20 years each on 3 charges of aggravated assault):
- MSNBC: Marissa Alexander could face 60 years
The Free Marissa Now campaign released a statement condemning Corey’s office, saying they believe she “has launched a campaign of escalating punishment of Marissa Alexander to shield herself from charges of mishandling trials and failing to secure guilty verdicts for the murders of black teens, Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin.”
“A 60 year sentence for Marissa Alexander would not only be devastating for her, her children and family, and her community, it would be a decisive blow to the right to self defense for black women and all women,” Free Marissa Now leader Aleta Alston-Toure said in a statement. “Incarcerating Marissa Alexander will send a strong message to all survivors that violence against them will be ignored and they instead will be subject to prosecution if they defend their lives.”
- The Nation: Marissa Alexander Now Faces 60 Years in Prison for Firing a Warning Shot in Self Defense
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