Update #33 ·

Unbelievable: Marissa Alexander denied new Stand Your Ground defense.

Marissa Alexander has been denied a new Stand Your Ground hearing. Yet again, Florida refuses to free this survivor of domestic violence, fails to support women's right to self defense, and continues to support anti-black racism in the judicial system. 

From Salon article:

The case will now go to trial, and it will be left to a jury to decide if Alexander had a “reasonable fear of imminent peril” when Gray broke through the door of the bathroom where she was hiding during a domestic violence incident, grabbed her by the neck, choked her and shoved her to the floor. Alexander said that Gray had threatened to kill her when she tried to escape through the garage, but found herself trapped when the garage door wouldn’t open. She returned to the house having retrieved a gun and fired at a wall near where Gray stood. No one was harmed.

Her new trial is still scheduled to begin Dec 8th. Marissa needs your voices and support more than ever!

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