OCG Interview LIVE With Marissa Alexander May 11, 2012 by OUR COMMON GROUND with Ja published on 2013/08/03 02:00:55 +0000 OUR GUEST: Marissa Alexander LIVE from her Duval County, FL jail location following her sentencing. Sentenced to 20 years when she stood her ground in FL with a warning shot to stop another violent beating from a consistently brutal and violent husband. Janice Graham interviews Marissa Alexander in the hour following her sentencing hearing sending her to jail for 20 years. Marissa tells her story and talks about her Sentence received an hour earlier. Originally aired, May 11, 2012 Marissa Alexander is to be sentenced for assault against her abusive husband and faces 20 years in prison for Standing Her Ground. Her husband beat her while she was pregnant. After yet another beating, Alexander fired a warning shot into the ceiling. That shot saved her life. No one was hurt, No one Died. Prosecutor Angela Corey did not take into account that Marissa Alexander: Had a court injunction against her crazed husband, had given birth 9 Days earlier, was trained to use a weapon and earned a concealed weapons permit. George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin and will most likely dodge a 2nd degree murder charge because of the same law. Cannot a Black woman get the same justice under the FL law ? It would seem to a reasonable person that Alexander's circumstance best fit the purpose of such a law. But justice does not seem to court a young Black woman in FL. The law states that she was justified in standing her ground and meeting force with force up to including deadly force, but political views and concerns states otherwise in the 4th circuit court. So the question is what was she supposed to do that day to meet the standard of stand your ground law ? And just who is it for? If Marissa Alexander injured no one, killed no one and is not protected under the law, given the history of abuse at the hands of her husband, why does it apply to an out of control racist vigilante ? And, if she faces assault, why doesn't George Zimmerman face 1st degree murder ?