What the justice system has done to this woman is should be considered rape and robbery. A woman put in jail for twenty years because she was trying to ward an attack by an abusive husband. She would have been better off (and so would the rest of the world) if she had killed the man.
In one recent, highly controversial Florida sentencing, Marissa Alexander, an African-American woman in Jacksonville with no previous criminal record, was sentenced to 20 years for firing a pistol twice into the air while trying to ward off an attack by her abusive husband. Denied the protection of Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law, the 31-year-old mother of three was convicted of aggravated assault, a felony, and given the mandatory sentence for anyone who fires a gun in commission of the felony.
This came from an article about a teenager who was sentenced to 162 years in prison for participating in a string of robberies. Read about it here if you wish.