Black Florida Woman Sentenced 20 Years for Firing Warning ShotsSubmitted by Reconstituter001 on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 09:36
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
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.