1. "If a survivor of domestic violence uses a gun to warn an attacker, not kill him, and that survivor now faces a prison term of twenty years, then what purpose does Stand Your Ground serve?"

    Melissa Harris-Perry on the case of Marissa Alexander, a mother of three, who fired a warning shot into her kitchen ceiling trying to keep her abusive husband away. No one was hurt, but she now faces up to twenty years in prison. (via thenationmagazine)

    Don’t feel like mentioning this story is complete without adding that there’s racism at play here, but yes.

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