Stand Your Ground: Justice for Marissa Alexander
My name is Marissa Alexander, I am a mother of three children, but at the present time, I am not able to be with them due to the following circumstances. I am currently sitting in the Pretrial Detention Facility in Jacksonville FL, Duval County awaiting a sentence for three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with no intent to harm. On an August afternoon, I was in the perilous pos...
'Free Marissa Alexander' Petitions Emerge In Support Of Woman Serving 20 Years For Warning Shot
In 2012, Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in jail for firing a warning shot at the wall of her home in what she said was an attempt to ward off her abusive husband.
‘Free Marissa Alexander’ petitions pop up online | theGrio
Her supporters have launched “Free Marissa Alexander” petitions on MoveOn.org’s platform and elsewhere calling for freedom and pointing out the disparity between her fate and Zimmerman’s.