Was Marissa Alexander Failed by the Justice System?
Unfairly Applying Standards
In Alexander's case, Florida Rep. Corrine Brown spoke boldly about perceived disparities following Alexander's sentencing last year: "The Florida criminal justice system has sent two clear messages today. One is that if women who are victims of domestic violence try to protect themselves, the 'Stand Your Ground Law' will not apply to them. The second message is that if you are black, the system will treat you differently." (Photo: Courtesy of Corrine Brown)