Was Marissa Alexander Failed by the Justice System?

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  • Marissa Alexander
  • Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman
  • Corrine Brown
  • Angela Corey
  • Stand Your Ground Law
  • Marissa Alexander
  • Marissa Alexander
  • "Stand Your Ground" Law
  • Marissa Alexander
  • Marissa Alexander
  • Angela Corey
  • Kevin Cobbin

Pursuing Judgment

In an interview last year, Corey defended Alexander's sentencing. "When she [Alexander] discharges a firearm in the direction of human beings, the legislature says it’s dangerous,” she said, referring to the fact that the bullet went through a wall where one of her children was standing (although no one was hurt in the incident). In Zimmerman's case, however, a young man was killed. Despite this, the prosecution's case wasn't strong enough to convince a jury Zimmerman was unlawful in his actions.

(Photo: AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, File)

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