Prosecuted for Standing Her Ground

19 July 2013PoliticsReading

Kirsten Powers writing for the Daily Beast:

Alexander, who had no criminal record, was arrested. Contrast this with another Florida resident, George Zimmerman (also prosecuted by Corey), who had a record including an arrest for battery of a police officer and a restraining order for domestic abuse. He also had killed an unarmed teenager. Yet he wasn’t arrested until there was a national outcry and was later acquitted. Alexander—who did not kill or injure anyone—is in jail for 20 years.

When I saw a graphic referencing this woman’s story on social media, I assumed it was fake. Sadly, it appears to be true.