Marissa Alexander now faces a 60-year sentence for firing a warning shot into the wall to stop her abusive husband’s attack. Her legal team is working pro bono, but she still owes over $250,000 in legal expenses. The prosecutor, Angela Corey, is the same who couldn’t get a conviction for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Self-defense against domestic violence does not deserve life in prison.
How the fuck do you go to jail for NOT killing someone oh wait I forgot as a colored person we could be standing fifty yards away from a gun and still get penalized for association because we saw the white person who picked up and shot
And yet a white guy can successfully murder a black teenage boy without any real need for a reason.
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Text: Flashblog: March 12th
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Tonight I watched a documentary that made me realize I have spent far too long being far too quiet about something very serious. Something I could be speaking out about and helping other people who are going through it right now. For too long I have been ashamed to admit that when I was 13 years…
sometimes I really want to share what happened to me for those 8 months I was gone 2006-2007
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My letter to Social ServicesTricia Smith, MSW, MPAProgram Manager ISSA/Children and Family ServicesThis email is being sent to you as a formal complaint against the agencies practices regarding my niece Amber Ellis and nephew Robert Ellis.I have…