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Old 03-25-2014, 04:59 AM
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Marissa Alexander - Your Thoughts?

From the news...

http://www.thenation.com/blog/178641...t-self-defense

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Alexander was convicted on three charges of aggravated assault in 2012 for firing warning shots in the direction of Rico Gray, her estranged husband, and his two children. No one was hurt. Alexander’s attorneys argued that she had the right to self-defense after Gray physically assaulted and threatned to kill her the day of the shooting. In a deposition, Gray confessed to a history of abusing women, including Alexander.
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Florida State Attorney Angela Corey will seek to triple Marissa Alexander’s original prison sentence from twenty to sixty years, effectively a life sentence for the 33-year-old woman, when her case is retried this July.
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Judge Daniel originally slapped Alexander with three twenty-year prison sentences, but ordered that they be served concurrently. If Alexander is convicted a second time in July, State Attorney Angela Corey will seek consecutive sentences, adding up to sixty years in prison.
Seems excessive when you consider this...

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The advocacy group Free Marissa Now released a statement calling Corey’s move a “stunning abuse of power.” Members of the group say Corey is pressing for a longer sentence to thwart attention from accusations of prosecutorial misconduct, as well as recent failures in high-profile trials. Corey failed to secure murder convictions for George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn, two men who fatally shot black teenagers.

“Remember that when Marissa Alexander fired her warning shot to save her own life, she caused no injuries. Now she’s facing the very real possibility of spending the rest of her life in prison for that act of self-defense,” said advocate Sumayya Fire in the statement. “That should send a chill down the back of every person in this country who believes that women who are attacked have the right to defend themselves.”
What say you? Has Marissa suffered enough at the hands of the court system?
Or has justice not been served yet?

Seems odd that we're telling strangers to stand their ground, but that doesn't apply to victims of abuse?
 
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:08 AM
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I would be surprised if the judge is really trying to put his previous mistakes onto someone else and if there is even an iota of evidence that he is, he would probably be forced to stand down.

Very interesting case and hopefully this is just knee-jerk reactions by the media and public.
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