Free Marissa Alexander who stood her ground!
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Women who are victims of domestic violence need a voice! Why is it that in this day and age women are STILL victims themselves when they attempt to defend themselves against their abusers?? Feminists have been fighting for women for a long time so this does not happen and still, here is yet another example of a woman who defended herself and SHE got arrested?
The alleged victim, under sworn statement in November 2010, admitted he was the aggressor, threatened Ms. Alexanders life and was so enraged he didn’t know what he would do. The alleged victim, Ms. Alexanders husband, was arrested for domestic violence two times, once for abuse against her. The attack against her was so violent; she ended up in the hospital.
Here is her accounting of what happened on that day she was arrested: "In an unprovoked jealous rage, my husband violently confronted me while using the restroom. He assaulted me, shoving, strangling and holding me against my will, preventing me from fleeing all while I begged for him to leave. After a minute or two of trying to escape, I was able to make it to the garage where my truck was parked, but in my haste to leave I realized my keys were missing. I tried to open the garage but there was a mechanical failure. I was unable to leave, trapped in the dark with no way out. For protection against further assault I retrieved my weapon; which is registered and I have a concealed weapon permit. Trapped, no phone, I entered back into my home to either leave through another exit or obtain my cell phone.
He and my two stepsons were supposed to be exiting the house thru the front door, but he didn’t leave. Instead he came into the kitchen that leads to the garage and realized I was unable to leave. Instead of leaving thru the front door where his vehicle was parked outside of the garage, he came into the kitchen by himself. I was terrified from the first encounter and feared he came to do as he had threatened. The weapon was in my right hand down by my side and he yelled, “Bitch I will kill you!”, and charged toward me. In fear and desperate attempt, I lifted my weapon up, turned away and discharged a single shot in the wall up in the ceiling. As I stood my ground it prevented him from doing what he threatened and he ran out of the home. Outside of the home, he contacted the police and falsely reported that I shot at him and his sons. The police arrived and I was taken into custody."
Ms. Alexander needs our love and support - remember there are also her children to think about whose mother is now in jail. Please sign this petition to let the State of Florida know that we will not let another woman become a victim to her abuser!
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