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Update #28 ·

Will the Warning Shot Bill protect Marissa?

Yesterday, the "Warning Shot Bill" passed in Florida's House.

The promoters of this controversial Stand Your Ground expansion often use Marissa Alexander's case as an example of why to support the bill.

As an expansion of Florida's Stand Your Ground, social justice advocates argue that the new bill could only encourage more violence.

This warning shot addition to Stand Your Ground has been hotly debated nationwide because the idea that this bill would protect women, does not match the injustice Marissa has faced.

Those opposed say that the bill will do more harm than good when layered on top of racial bias as seen with recent high profile Stand Your Ground cases of killers George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn.

What do you think of this Warning Shot Bill? Do you think it will help others like Marissa - or allow for more murderers to be found innocent of their crimes?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Credit: MSNBC

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