Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman jailed after reportedly firing a warning shot at her abusive husband, has been freed from prison on bond based on certain conditions. Alexander is still awaiting trial in the “stand your ground” case, but she was able to spend the holidays with her children for the first time in three […]
Trayvon Martin‘s shooting death last year in Florida sparked a number of nationwide debates surrounding racial profiling. Over the weekend, the NYPD’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” tactic was challenged by Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, who stated the practice unfairly targets people of color.
The world’s mixed reaction to the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict has shone a light on Marrissa Alexander, a Florida mom sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband, Rico Gray. During a CNN interview Alexander spoke on the abuse she endured. “He choked me, he pushed me fully into the tub. He pushed […]