Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott: Free Marissa Alexander
  • Petitioned Governor Rick Scott

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Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott
Governor Rick Scott
Florida Governor

Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott: Free Marissa Alexander

    1. Nicole Brooks
    2. Petition by

      Nicole Brooks

      jonesboro, GA

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 http://www.chocolatecity.cc/2013/01/01/marissa-alexander-a-miscarriage-of-justice-that-urgently-needs-floridas-gov-scott-attention/) 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?

To:
Governor Rick Scott, Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott
Florida Governor
Free Marissa Alexander

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. We're half way to 500!

      Nicole Brooks
      Petition Organizer

      We've reached two hundred and fifty one signatures as of today. We need to keep this going. We must bring attention to this story.

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. We Need More

      Nicole Brooks
      Petition Organizer

      As of today, May, 23, 2013, we have over a 100 signatures. Please keep spreading the word about this petition as we need as many signatures as can be acquired. Please send this link to all your friends and ask them to share with their friends. We must get this to the public's attention. An injustice has occurred and the wrong must be righted.

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. Decision-maker Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott responds:

      Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott

      Where is our Justice system when you need it? Is there a "double standard" when it comes to a woman pulling the trigger and no one died? How can we trust in our Justice system when things like this happens? I hope and pray she gets releas...


    7. Almost There.

      Nicole Brooks
      Petition Organizer

      As of today we have 64 signatures. We need 36 more to get this letter to the governor. If we have to get more signatures, we can do that too. Please send this link to all your friends and ask them to share with their friends. We must get this to the public's attention. An injustice has occurred and the wrong must be righted.

    8. Decision-maker Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott responds:

      Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott

      This is a travesty of justice. Plz let this woman go and raise her children. If it was your wife you would want the same.


    9. Decision-maker Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott responds:

      Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott

      This is not justice.


    10. Reached 50 signatures
    11. Decision-maker Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott responds:

      Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott

      free marissa alexander


    12. Decision-maker Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott responds:

      Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott

      I support her


    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • BRENDA ebonitia NERO UNION CITY, NJ, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      Black women have the right to equal protection under the law--even in Florida

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    • Ashley Benjamin ROCHESTER, NY
      • 11 months ago

      Florida is racist when it comes to the justice system!

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    • John maker CLEVELAND, OH
      • 11 months ago

      To make things wright

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    • Sonja Louis ROCHESTER, NY
      • 11 months ago

      The wrong person is in jail.....why not the husband?

      Its been proven that he physicaly abused her and hes free......she protects herself and gets 20 yrs

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    • Alphonso West YOUNGSTOWN, OH
      • 12 months ago

      This is a miscarriage of justice and another example of the blatant racist behavior of some white people that still exist today.

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