Posts tagged "stand your ground"

Marissa Alexander Has Been Released From Prison

Florida Stand Your Ground defendant Marissa Alexander has been released from prison. [NBC]
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is being grilled over her stance that waterboarding is torture. [The Guardian]
If policing strategies that position officers as members of the community rather than being removed from or above the community have bee…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 28, 2015

John Grisham Is Wrong: It’s Not Easy To Stumble Upon Child Porn

It really isn’t easy to just stumble upon child porn, regardless of John Grisham’s assertions. [Daily Dot]
In South Carolina, stand your ground laws give domestic abusers a loophole and shift blame onto victims who self-defend. [Salon]
Please read this essay about the failure of Texas’s abortion laws for a couple who…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 16, 2014

Marissa Alexander Released On Bond In Time For Thanksgiving

A little bit of good news on this Thanksgiving Day. Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband, has been released on bond. She is now under house arrest as she awaits a new trial. Her pre-trial release comes with conditions, which include:…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 28, 2013

Anti-“Stand Your Ground” PSA Reenacts The Night George Zimmerman Shot Trayvon Martin

In what is sure to cause at least some controversy, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has released this PSA in protest of the various “Stand Your Gun” laws around the country, reenacting the night Trayvon Martin was killed. In the video, we see a man (representing Zimmerman) following a young black man (representing Martin)…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 20, 2013

Marissa Alexander Of Florida Sentenced 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot At Abusive Husband

A Florida woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday for firing a warning shot — note: not actually injuring anyone — at her abusive husband.

Marissa Alexander, 31, said that in August 2010, her now ex-husband Rico Gray read messages from her ex on her cell phone, became enraged, strangled her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2012