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Marissa Alexander is No Longer in Prison, But is That Enough?

The woman who fired a warning shot at her husband when he threatened her life and that of her baby was released on house arrest this week.

Marissa Alexander may no longer be in prison, but that doesn’t mean that justice has been served. Alexander, a domestic abuse survivor and mother of three, served three years in Florida prison and one year of house arrest following an incident in 2010 when she was arrested for firing a warning shot into a wall when her abusive estranged husband threatened her life and the life of her newborn baby. Nobody was injured. After her release from prison on Tuesday, Alexander has been moved back into to house arrest and -here’s the kicker- has to foot the $105/week bill for her ankle bracelet.

via Free Marissa Now

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10 Tweets From #BlackWomensLivesMatter and #BlackTransLivesMatter You Need To Read

The stories of Tanisha Anderson, Islan Nettles and Aiyana Jones need to be at the forefront of America’s conversation

Why are the most accessible names of black victims in this country those of black men? Well, misogyny, transmisogyny, and homophobia—that’s why. In a society steeped in injustice, it should be intolerable to champion one marginalized population while ignoring another. Many activists agree with this sentiment; just take a look at the #BlackTransLivesMatter and #BlackWomensLivesMatter threads on social media. The stories of Tanisha Anderson, Islan Nettles and Aiyana Jones need to be at the forefront of America’s conversation just as much as those of Mike, Eric and Tamir. To ignore them is a disservice to the movement.

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