As my friend wrote: “Apparently you can only legally “stand your ground” in Florida if you are murdering an unarmed Black boy, but if you are a Black woman showing your abusive ex that he needs to back the fuck off, you deserve 60 years in prison.”
===Marissa Alexander had been serving 20 years for firing what she described as a warning shot at an abusive husband, but that sentence could triple after her retrial.
Unreal, unfair, and unthinkable. That George Zimmerman could walk free in the same state where this woman could die in prison for firing a gun into the air… it just really kind of makes you lose all hope for the American justice system. Just a little bit.
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