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Black Florida Woman Sentenced 20 Years for Firing Warning Shots

Apparently in FL justice isn't blind...

TAMPA, Fla. -- Marissa Alexander had never been arrested before she fired a bullet at a wall one day in 2010 to scare off her husband when she felt he was threatening her. Nobody got hurt, but this month a northeast Florida judge was bound by state law to sentence her to 20 years in prison.

Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of a toddler and 11-year-old twins, knew it was coming. She had claimed self-defense, tried to invoke Florida's "stand your ground" law and rejected plea deals that could have gotten her a much shorter sentence. A jury found her guilty as charged: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Because she fired a gun while committing a felony, Florida's mandatory-minimum gun law dictated the 20-year sentence

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/19/marissa-alexander-g...

And don't act surprised because even Ron Paul has talked about how blacks are unfairly targeted by police and prosecutors. There's obviously something not right here.

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it would seem reading comprehension

is not your strong suit.
this, ?, indicates an inquiry.
i asked if it was his house, not assumed it was.
the statement that followed the inquiry should affirm i assumed nothing.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

oops haha nope i missed that

let my emotions get ahead of my brain i guess...

Because that's what it was

his house.

Do you not read these things or just pick and chose things you want?

Not only that....

.....but she left the house, went to her car, got her firearm, and went BACK. She obviously wasn't in fear of him.

Where are the race baiters

Where are the race baiters NOW?

BTW

Where where you teabaggers when THIS "patriot" was on trial???

She's not a patriot... ball

She's not a patriot... ball bagger.

She abused he 2nd amendment right to bear arms by trying to intimidate this guy

Not sure what you mean

What were the "teabaggers" supposed to be doing?

how bout the same thing they did with Zimmerman

scream and shout about how this is 'Merica and she was just exercising her right to a gun and self defense.

Did you get confused on the

Did you get confused on the way to the Internet? I think you meant to go here: www.dailykos.com

Obviously you don't know what happened.

She wasn't exercising self defense. She was at HIS house while she had a restraining order on him, therefore violating that. Then, she goes out to her car, gets her firearm, and then returns.

If she wanted to defend herself she would have got in her car and drove away.

Agree that she shouldn't have

Agree that she shouldn't have been there, no one died though, I think 20 years is way too much.

Freedom in our lifetime! - fiol.us

It's Florida law

I find it extreme as well.

What are you talking about??

There is a difference in how blacks (and some other minorities) are prosecuted in this country... Ron Paul has talked about it.

Now what are YOU talking about again??

There is a difference, a big difference...

but the example above and the Zimmerman case are not one of them.

Rand Paul 2016 for Peace