pizza-rolls-not-gender-roles:

appropriately-inappropriate:

femalesupremacist:

geeky-amazonian:

the-fly-on-fire:

ethiopienne:

Marissa Alexander, who fired warning shot at husband attacking her, likely won’t see prison after Florida changes ‘Stand Your Ground’ law

(ABC NEWS) - Thirty-three-year-old Marissa Alexander of Florida is “grateful” that she will likely not have to serve 20 years in prison after reportedly firing a warning shot at her allegedly abusive husband, whom she thought was about to attack her.
Alexander stood trial for firing a warning shot against her husband on Aug. 1, 2010.
Alexander testified that her then-husband, Rico Gray Sr., questioned her fidelity and the paternity of her 1-week-old child. She claimed that he broke through a bathroom door that she had locked and grabbed her by the neck. She said she tried to push past him but he shoved her into the door, prompting a struggle.
Afterwards, Alexander claimed that she ran to the garage and tried to leave but was unable to open the garage door, so she retrieved a gun, which she legally owned.
Once inside, she claimed, her husband saw the gun and charged at her “in a rage” saying, “I’ll kill you.” She said she raised the gun and fired a warning shot into the air to scare him off, rather than hurt him.
The jury rejected Alexander’s claims of self-defense, and said the “Stand Your Ground” law didn’t apply to her because she had not been harmed in the struggle.
Alexander’s sentence sparked outrage across the nation, with many claiming racial bias, particularly in the wake of George Zimmerman’s not-guilty verdict, which happened around the same time.
Her lawyer appealed, and won her a new trial late last year.
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed new guidelines into law Friday, inspired by Alexander’s case, ABC News reported. The law allows Florida residents who threaten to use a gun or who fire a warning shot to protect themselves the chance to avoid criminal prosecution.
"We are of course grateful for the governor’s actions," read a statement from Alexander’s legal team.


oh thank god

Finally some good news

Yaaaaay!

Good. Anything else would be a travesty.

Sending this woman to prison would be an utter disgrace.
Aug 28

pizza-rolls-not-gender-roles:

appropriately-inappropriate:

femalesupremacist:

geeky-amazonian:

the-fly-on-fire:

ethiopienne:

Marissa Alexander, who fired warning shot at husband attacking her, likely won’t see prison after Florida changes ‘Stand Your Ground’ law

(ABC NEWS) - Thirty-three-year-old Marissa Alexander of Florida is “grateful” that she will likely not have to serve 20 years in prison after reportedly firing a warning shot at her allegedly abusive husband, whom she thought was about to attack her.

Alexander stood trial for firing a warning shot against her husband on Aug. 1, 2010.

Alexander testified that her then-husband, Rico Gray Sr., questioned her fidelity and the paternity of her 1-week-old child. She claimed that he broke through a bathroom door that she had locked and grabbed her by the neck. She said she tried to push past him but he shoved her into the door, prompting a struggle.

Afterwards, Alexander claimed that she ran to the garage and tried to leave but was unable to open the garage door, so she retrieved a gun, which she legally owned.

Once inside, she claimed, her husband saw the gun and charged at her “in a rage” saying, “I’ll kill you.” She said she raised the gun and fired a warning shot into the air to scare him off, rather than hurt him.

The jury rejected Alexander’s claims of self-defense, and said the “Stand Your Ground” law didn’t apply to her because she had not been harmed in the struggle.

Alexander’s sentence sparked outrage across the nation, with many claiming racial bias, particularly in the wake of George Zimmerman’s not-guilty verdict, which happened around the same time.

Her lawyer appealed, and won her a new trial late last year.

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed new guidelines into law Friday, inspired by Alexander’s case, ABC News reported. The law allows Florida residents who threaten to use a gun or who fire a warning shot to protect themselves the chance to avoid criminal prosecution.

"We are of course grateful for the governor’s actions," read a statement from Alexander’s legal team.

oh thank god

Finally some good news

Yaaaaay!

Good. Anything else would be a travesty.

Sending this woman to prison would be an utter disgrace.

(via chubbsmckenzie)

phanlovephanislife:

pkstarstorm5:

omg dan did the ice bucket challenge!!1!111!1!!!

before it was cool like the hipster he is
Aug 28

phanlovephanislife:

pkstarstorm5:

omg dan did the ice bucket challenge!!1!111!1!!!

before it was cool like the hipster he is

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hopunk:

white/lightskin/racially ambiguous girl: i had a pimple one time and i was ugly and dying and everyone spit on me and i was exiled from society but then i used clean and clear and now i am a healed and whole person with jesus in my heart

(via chubbsmckenzie)

Aug 28
clean and clear commercial
Aug 28

houseofhastings:

meanwhile, during the PLL hiatus

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Aug 28
pondwitch:

snooopbloggyblog:

goals

literally the coolest kid ive ever heard of
Aug 28

pondwitch:

snooopbloggyblog:

goals

literally the coolest kid ive ever heard of

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"All I think about these days is money, sex and sleep."

- (via phuckindope)

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Aug 28

"You don’t owe people the person you used to be. You don’t have to talk to people who are speaking to the old you. If they want to drag old you out, and you’ve already left that person behind, they don’t get to talk to you. When you’ve gone from weakness to strength, you don’t owe a show of your former self to someone who just can’t wrap their head around your change."

- Dig Yourself (via offfme)

(Source: howitzerliterarysociety, via deerbabystyles)

Aug 28