Free Marissa Alexander!
Given that Florida Governor Rick Scott has just legalized the practice of firing warning shots, the time has come to free Marissa Alexander who has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for doing just that… firing a warning shot with a legally owned firearm.
Marissa was the victim of domestic violence and was routinely beaten by her estranged husband who even roughed her up while pregnant. In short this guy is the scum of the Earth. Shortly after giving birth her abusive husband came after her again and this time he was looking to kill her. To avoid killing her child’s father, she fired a warning shot instead. This warning shot was fired into a wall, and the bullet went upward into the ceiling where it stopped. So nobody was harmed. Did we mention that Marissa had a Florida concealed weapons permit, a legally owned firearm, and knew how to shoot it? Well despite all of this she was tried and sentenced to 20 years in prison for not killing her abusive husband.
Currently Marissa’s child lives with her abusive husband, and she is locked behind bars. This is crazy and needs to stop today. Marissa is a Florida Cracker just like you and me. She is locked behind bars for defending herself while here abusive husband walks free. We need to get on the phone, send emails, and get busy. One of our own needs us.
Join with us in calling Gov. Rick Scott and demanding that Marissa be freed NOW!!!
Office of Governor Rick Scott
State of Florida
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001