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Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott: Free Marissa Alexander

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This is a miscarriage of Justice. Without prior criminal record, Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old, Black American mother of three children was handed an unfair 20-years mandatory prison sentence. Her crime was protecting herself from an abusive husband by firing a warning shot into the air. The shot traveled through a wall and into her house ceiling. Alexander's husband reportedly beat her while she was pregnant and after that last beating, she did what she thought was necessary to prevent another beating. Prosecutor Angela Corey did not take into account that Alexander had a court injunction against her abusive husband. Beside, Alexander had given birth just 9-days earlier and was trained and license to use a concealed weapon. (as seen and read on We need to shed light on this situation and get Justice for Marissa Alexander. How does she have to serve 20 years, mandatory, yet George Zimmerman and Micheal Dunn (Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin, Dun murdered Jordan Davis, both using the self defense claim) walk free?

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