Posts tagged "stand your ground"
Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal

Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal

As of Monday, Alexander must serve another 65 days in Duval County Jail. After that time, Alexander must spend another two years on house arrest.
Prosecutors Claim South Carolina's Stand Your Ground Law Doesn't Apply to Domestic Violence Survivors

Prosecutors Claim South Carolina’s Stand Your Ground Law Doesn’t Apply to Domestic Violence Survivors

According to South Carolina prosecutors, the state's Stand Your Ground law is an unfit defense for domestic violence victims who live with their attackers.
Trayvon Martin's Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to Michael Brown Family

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to Michael Brown Family

"I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don't. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day, but I can't. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won't."
Michigan Jury Finds Renisha McBride's Killer Guilty

Michigan Jury Finds Renisha McBride’s Killer Guilty

A jury yesterday found Theodore Wafer, the Michigan man who shot and killed Renisha McBride, guilty of murder. The ruling disputed his claim that the killing was an act of self-defense justified under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Wafer, a 55-year-old white man, was found guilty of one count of felony firearm, homicide, and...
#FreeMarissa: Why Prosecution for Domestic Violence Goes Wrong and Why Marissa Shouldn't Bear the Brunt of It

#FreeMarissa: Why Prosecution for Domestic Violence Goes Wrong and Why Marissa Shouldn’t Bear the Brunt of It

I can absolutely understand and relate to the calculating one must go through before taking any action to stop an abuser from being abusive. That's why I find Marissa Alexander’s story so enraging.
Hundreds March for Marissa Alexander in Jacksonville

Hundreds March for Marissa Alexander in Jacksonville

"Today, it's Marissa. Tomorrow, it's you. And yesterday, it was Trayvon."
Marissa Alexander Now Faces Up To 60 Years in Prison

Marissa Alexander Now Faces Up To 60 Years in Prison

Alexander's initial sentence reflected three 20-year sentences served concurrently, but Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey will now seek to sentence Alexander to consecutive sentences totaling 60 years in prison.
Marissa Alexander Remains Free on Bail

Marissa Alexander Remains Free on Bail

Marissa Alexander, the African-American Florida woman sentenced to 20 years for firing a “warning shot” at her abusive husband, will not return to jail for violating bail, a judge ruled Friday. Alexander is currently awaiting retrial for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. In 2010, she was sentenced to 20 years under the state’s mandatory...
Man Charged in Renisha McBride's Death

Man Charged in Renisha McBride’s Death

"We have issued these charges because we believe the evidence will show that self-defense was not warranted."
New Trial for Marissa Alexander

New Trial for Marissa Alexander

Marissa Alexander, the African-American Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for discharging a gun in self-defense, will get a new trial.
Florida House Will Review "Stand Your Ground" Law

Florida House Will Review “Stand Your Ground” Law

The Florida state House of Representatives will hold hearings in the fall to review the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law, according to House Speaker Will Weatherford.
Review of "Stand Your Ground" Laws Receives Bipartisan Support

Review of “Stand Your Ground” Laws Receives Bipartisan Support

Leaders of both political parties have spoken up in favor of reforms to the "Stand Your Ground" laws that have been associated with the high profile case of the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.
The System Has Failed: We Need to End Stand Your Ground

The System Has Failed: We Need to End Stand Your Ground

We stand with Marissa Alexander and support a broad repeal of Stand Your Ground laws in this country.