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Marissa Alexander: Shoot to Kill Or You Must Not Be Scared Enough →

Marissa Alexander is another victim of Florida’s infamous Stand Your Ground law, proving that Florida statute 776.013 is not for battered women or people who won’t shoot to kill. When attacked by her husband in her home, with an order of protection in place, Marissa Alexander shot into the ceiling, instead of into his body, to scare him away. She is now sitting in a jail cell, awaiting sentencing for assault with a deadly weapon.

Ms. Alexander is black and a mother of three. She had given birth nine days earlier to a premature infant, allegedly as a result of battering during her pregnancy. She is a licensed gun owner, with concealed carry permit. She was in her own home. Her husband had a documented history of domestic violence. She reasonably believed that her life was in danger and her husband was violating an order of protection.

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    jesus christ Florida get your shit together
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    This is heartbreaking and infuriating.
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    Unfortunately, shooting or fighting to kill will just as likely get you locked up for homicide.
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    Except if you do then you will be yet again arrested and accused of wrongdoing.Because being a black woman seems to be...