“Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey is seeking to put Marissa Alexander behind bars for 60 years because she had the audacity to defend her life. Alexander, a 33-year-old black mother of three and survivor of domestic violence, was initially sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot into the wall of her home in 2012 with her legally owned gun to scare off her abusive husband, who’s violence is well documented. No one was harmed but Corey prosecuted anyway. After nearly three years behind bars, Alexander was granted a new trial. But Corey—the same prosecutor who failed to put Trayvon’s killer in prison, who refused to address race during the trial of Jordan Davis’ killer and who leads the state in prosecuting black children as adults—is now aiming for three 20 year sentences for Alexander, which amounts to a life sentence.”
Can we write letters to our representatives and have this prosecutor looked into or suspended for incompetence or something?
Can we call in the hounds? Can we file a report with IA???
Tagged: #signal boost
“Honestly, don’t take this the wrong way, but I don’t care for stupid things like abortion rights or women’s rights. I mean, yeah, they’re important, but I think that politicians should focus on real issues. All the other social issues are just a waste of time to think about.”
Second-year Engineering student, submitted by sophrosynic
white boys who respond to criticism of racism and sexism by ominously saying that there are ‘bigger problems’ scare me. like what is this big secret problem and why won’t anyone tell me about it? are we going to be eaten alive by mutant sharks? are oranges secretly poisoning us? who knows. the white boys, apparently.
[M/N: ‘I mean, yeah, they’re important..’ c.f. ‘I don’t care about stupid things like abortion rights or women’s rights.’ Silencing tactics and cognitive dissomancy at its finest.] (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
Acceptable ways to fight against oppression and discrimination should only be determined by the people who are targeted by the oppression and discrimination.
“Careful not to walk into those Wishanigga Woods; you’ll never come out.”
Used to avoid an altercation with an individual who is ill-equipped to handle the severity thereof. (via frantzfandom)