Jails / Prisons : Marissa Alexander, Florida Mom, Faces Mandatory 20 Years In Prison After Failed Stand-Your-Ground

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  1. Enki

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/02/marissa-alexander-florida-stand-your-ground_n_1472647.html

    I am at a lost for words...really. If this isn't a double standard then I don't know what is.

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    Because I am, you seem to be at a lost also.

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    Why should she "escape?" Stand your Ground says the EXACT OPPOSITE - that she had a LEGAL RIGHT to "stand her ground" in the face of a hostile assailant.

    Why is no one asking for a judicial review on the judge whose ruling went contrary to the LAW with his decision to deny her RIGHT to stand her ground and shoot her assailant?

    As an aside, people need to stop blaming the Stand your Ground law for Zimmerman's acquittal. It played no part in it whatsoever. He was acquitted on the grounds of simple self-defense.

    At some point we will have to take our heads out of the sand and wrap our minds around the fact that what we saw in this case was an exercise in raw white power - Zimmerman, the prosecutors, the 5 white and one person of color jury. And if we looked over the transcript of the trial, I'm sure the Judge, who has the right to steer the trial in any legal way he wants, e.g., tell the attorneys a question was improper, etc., was there in the mix as well.

    Zimmerman's acquittal had nothing to do with the Law. It had nothing to do with "loopholes." It had everything to do with white people on EVERY level, affirming the decision of the DRED SCOTT case: "No black man has any rights that a white man is bound to respect."

    Up to and including, his life.
     
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    No brother I am not because I know the same people who robbed, raped, and murdered my people of everything they had, are the same people ruling today. Its just that too many of our people have deluded themselves in thinking that these same evil white people have changed into a better bunch when in reality they are the same if not worse, since they keep their racism subtle while pacifying you to think otherwise. It's good thing though that they start to show their racism openly again. Hopefully Negroes will wake up out of the American Nightmare.
     
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    Exactly!!!

    Look at how many ways Zimmerman could have escaped. Also, he was told to back down, and he didn't.

    I agree. And why wasn't this wide spread news looking at the issue it involved? The only way I learned about it was during an episode of the Daily Show.

    I heard on a program that that law didn't even come into play, so you're right. This sista should not be in jail because she was fleeing, and she shot in the air to scare him off. Zimmerman perused, got his rump kicked, and killed some one because he disobeyed orders.

    When I saw the jury make up....I lost interest because it was too much white support coming in for Zimmerman, and I felt they (whites) wanted their own OJ.


    I have my thoughts about the prosecutor's ability/ willingness to win. I wonder why he didn't use Zimmerman's interview with Hannity, and highlight the comment he made that it was god's plan that;that happened.

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    You are responding to your own quote.

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    Interesting. I just read an article on a Rasmussen poll that said that white Americans think over half of all blacks with NO power, are racist..... and only 10% of whites are racist. :news:
     
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    That's an oxymoron Black people and racism, lol only 10% of white people are racist, I say every single one of them are racist, no matter how some white people here try to sympathize, not one of them pack up their bags and go back the caves where they came from. They all claim this land as theirs.
     
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    hmm?
     
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