How about the life of a Black womon who
defends herself from a violent, abusive man?
How about the life of a Black womon who fires a warning shot
into the ceiling to ward off a violent abusive man?
How about the life of a Black womon who has been previously
hospitalized from the violence inflicted upon her by this violent man?
How about the life of a Black womon who gave birth to a
daughter 9 days prior to her acting to defend herself with a shot to the
What are we as warrior womyn going to do about this travesty
of ‘justice’, this gross injustice that Marissa is being subjected to?
Now Marissa is back in jail for 65 more days and then she
faces 2 years of house arrest.
Do you know that Marissa has to PAY the state and a – most
likely private – probation corporation thousands of dollars a month to ‘serve’
out her 2 years house arrest sentence? It is so unconscionable, so very iniquitous,
so just totally wrong.
Furthermore, Marissa Alexander’s story tragically is not
unique, but replicated many times around our country – it is the m.o. of the
prison industrial complex which includes male violence, police (not to be
redundant), the courts (including angela fuckin corey), and prison.