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Marissa Alexander was not given the same consideration George Zimmerman was after he killed Trayvon Martin on February 26. Zimmerman was finally arrested and charged with second degree murder 46 days after killing Martin and claiming “stand your ground.” But, unlike Alexander, Zimmerman was found not guilty after claiming he killed him in self defense. Marissa is now sitting in a Florida jail serving a 20 year sentence for firing a warning shot in her kitchen ceiling to ward off her abusive husband from beating her. Her husband was violent and abusive with a protection order from the court to stay away. Marissa plead not guilty under the stand your ground law but was not afforded the same consideration as George Zimmermen this is not justice. Why is Marissa a mother of three sitting in a cell for firing into the plaster of her kitchen ceiling when Zimmerman shot an unarmed child in the heart and killed him? Please sign and circulate this petition for Marissa and her children. The world saw last night how the wheels of justice works, and how it does not for others. We have an opportunity to let our voices be heard to say this is wrong and it needs to change.


Alysha Jefferson-Riley

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