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Marissa Alexander Case

Marissa Alexander, The One Who Lived

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 04.05.2015 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

The relative victory of Marissa is that she is the one who lived. And she lives precisely because she knew her life mattered. Even if no one else believed it to be so.

Judge to Allow Prior Abuse Allegations in Marissa Alexander Trial

The Root | Lynette Holloway | Posted 11.15.2014 | Black Voices

In a move that could bolster 34-year-old Marissa Alexander’s case, a judge ruled this week that evidence prior alleged acts of domestic violence aga...

Janet Mock Sounds Off On Controversial 'Stand-Your-Ground' Case

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Transgender writer and advocate Janet Mock sounded off on Marissa Alexander, who was sentenced in 20 years in prison after firing a warning shot at he...

Retrial For 'Warning Shot' Could Yield TRIPLE Sentence

AP | Posted 03.03.2014 | Crime

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman could end up in prison for 60 years when she's retried for firing a shot in the direction of her estranged...

Protecting Marissa at the Expense of the Next Trayvon

Josh Horwitz | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Like George Zimmerman, Marissa Alexander discharged her weapon in Florida. Unlike Zimmerman, she was immediately arrested, despite that she did not kill or injure anyone. Moreover, a judge and jury rejected Alexander's "Stand Your Ground" defense, while Zimmerman might never see trial because of it.

Fla. Woman Gets 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 07.14.2013 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. -- Marissa Alexander had never been arrested before she fired a bullet at a wall one day in 2010 to scare off her husband when she felt he...