Connect with us

Black Listed

George Zimmerman is Free, but Marissa Alexander Somehow Isn’t

Marissa Alexander

Three days after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Jacksonville to call attention to another self-defense case that he called a "travesty" of justice. Jackson spent an hour in a jailhouse visit with Marissa Alexander, 32, an African American who was sentenced to a mandatory 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot into the wall of her home in 2010 to end a violent argument with her abusive husband.

"In one case Mr. Zimmerman kills a young man and walks away, free to kill again," Jackson said. "And Marissa shot no one, hurt no one, and she's in jail for 20 years." Jackson said the contrast in the Zimmerman and Alexander cases exposed injustices in the justice system.

"We see radical racial polarization in the judicial system," Jackson told the Florida Times-Union. "That's a cause of great concern."

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Former Felons in Florida Begin Registering to Vote Former Felons in Florida Begin Registering to Vote

Former Felons in Florida Begin Registering to Vote

News

Florida Teen Denies Cheating Allegations After SAT Scores Increase Florida Teen Denies Cheating Allegations After SAT Scores Increase

Florida Teen Denies Cheating Allegations After SAT Scores Significantly Increase

News

White Man Attacks Black McDonald's Employee, She Fights Back White Man Attacks Black McDonald's Employee, She Fights Back

White Man Attacks Black McDonald’s Employee, She Fights Back

News

Florida Supreme Court: 'Stand Your Ground' Law Applies to Cops Florida Supreme Court: 'Stand Your Ground' Law Applies to Cops

Florida Supreme Court: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Applies to Cops

News

Advertisement
Connect
Newsletter Signup