By now some of you may have heard about the Marissa Alexander case in Florida.
Many people are trying to twist the facts of this case in a fashion that will be familiar to the rational among us who watched the Zimmerman case.
Essentially they want to know why Florida’s stand-your-ground law was sufficient to win Zimmerman an acquittal yet when applied in the Alexander case it produced a speed-of-light guilty verdict in a mere 12 minutes (did the jurors even bother to sit down, or were they putting on their coats while coming to consensus?), and a sentence of 20 years.
I did a lengthy analysis of this issue over at Legal Insurrection–take a look here:
–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense, #LOSD2
Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense,, 2nd Edition” now available at www.lawofselfdefense.com and also at Amazon.com as either a hardcopy or in Kindle version.