Abuse Victim Marissa Alexander Has Accepted A Plea Deal

  • Abuse victim Marissa Alexander accepted a plea deal for shooting a gun in self-defense, in the presence of her abuser, in Florida, a Stand Your Ground state. She was originally sentenced to a ridiculous 20 years in jail. [MSNBC]
  • There will be a press conference today about the Ferguson Grand Jury decision on whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. It is probable that the decision itself will not be released. [Bloomberg]
  • A Cleveland 12-year-old was killed by the police for reaching for a toy gun at a playground. Ohio, BTW, is an open-carry state.  [NBC]
  • The family of a trans woman erased her entire identity and adult life by misgendering her in her obituary. [Daily Dot]
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims that women are not equal to men. [Washington Times]
  • Read Jezebel’s interview with one of the UVA rape victims. [Jezebel]
  • Cross our hearts, not even close to all atheists are as aggressive as the loudest of us. [The Atlantic]