Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Please sign this petition in support of Marissa Alexander, who fired a gun in the air to ward off her abuser and got twenty years in prison

 All that follows is from *here*.

PARDON Abused Mother Marissa Alexander for Standing Her Ground

PARDON Abused Mother Marissa Alexander for Standing Her Ground
  • signatures: 75,533

  • signature goal: 100,000
  • Target: Florida Governor Rick Scott
  • Sponsored by: Susan Vaughan

The Stand Your Ground Defense failed domestic abuse victim Marissa Alexander - who didn't shoot anyone.

Only after enduring a year of violence from her husband Rico Gray, who has a documented history of abuse, did she arm herself for protection.

The next threat came just nine days after giving birth to their daughter. Gray, in a rage, cornered her and threatened to kill her. But instead of shooting him, she aimed upward. The only thing she hit was the ceiling.

Gray ran into the street, claiming she threatened to kill him and his boys. Marissa, on his word alone, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

For protecting her life and children she was just sentenced to twenty years in prison, even though Gray has since admitted his intention to harm her. There's no excuse for Florida to deny this responsible mother her freedom.

Marissa is currently in the process of appealing her conviction. Tell Governor Scott to PARDON Marissa NOW!

Click the following link to sign in support of Marissa Alexander: 

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