On Monday in Tallahassee, Jesse Jackson and others will march for the repeal of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Jackson has said that such a law makes Florida an “apartheid state” or something.
Now couple Jackson’s demand for the end of “Stand Your Ground” with this:
Marissa Alexander facing 60 yrs in prison 4 firing a warning shot is absurd + wrong. The US Dept of Justice should intervene IMMEDIATELY.
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) March 7, 2014
Alexander was sentenced to 20 years for aggravated assault and tried to invoke Stand Your Ground, but was denied. A judge recently ordered a new trial. Maybe she’ll be allowed to use Stand Your Ground at the new trial — unless Jackson & company manage to have it repealed before then.