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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Marissa Alexander Case: "It wasn't a warning shot", says Angela Corey

It wasn't a warning shot, Corey says

You have to click the above link and read the story...This is just so disturbing!! This Prosecutor (Angela Corey) says, "the public does not know the facts". Well, in this case, the "public" may not be the only ones lacking in facts.  Corey asserts that the shot Marissa Alexander fired to warn off her attacking husband was fired out of "anger" and not because she was in fear of her life!  Ok...Marissa's husband Rico Gray who has a long history of beating up the women in his life had beaten her on numerous occasions and in one recent attack during her pregnancy he beat her so bad she was hospitalized but she was not afraid he would do that again or worse? That's crazy!

Corey keeps saying Marissa fired "at THEM" saying she fired at abusive husband Rico Gray AND his two sons! That isn't even plausible! All accounts say she loved his children who are not hers, so why would she want to harm them or put them in harms way?! The fact is that one of Rico Gray Sr.'s sons (who does not live with him) admitted he and his brother were not in the room and did not observe this account while the son that does LIVE WITH Rico Gray Sr. says he and his brother were in the room.  Hummm...I wonder why the son who lives with Rico said that?  Well, on the other-hand, like so many others, I guess I do have an idea why that child said that.

"FACTS"! What about the "Facts" on domestic abuse victimization and dynamics?! Especially given its sheer pervasiveness (even in Florida) and the fact that 3 women die in this country EVERY DAY due to domestic violence!  AND for Black women, it is approximated that 4 out of every 10 Black women in the United States have been the victim of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. I am confused! How could this Prosecutor NOT get the FACTS on that! How could she NOT bring in Expert Witnesses on Domestic Violence and Violence Against Women?? Learn the "facts" for yourself, and use common, historical sense...
be informed.

3 comments:

  1. I worked with victims of domestic violence for years and I have to say that the stats (Monroe County NY) showed black women were no more victims of domestic violence than any other race. They DID report it more readily. Upper middle class white women were heavily into denial and the delusion that "no one knows". The most violent abuse was perpetrated by men from the Baltic countries.

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  2. Melanie, thank you for your post, I appreciate all feedback. You are correct in summary. The Federal Government estimates that one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and these statistics further reveals that one in six women will experience an attempted or completed rape at some time in her life. Black women represent only 8% of the total population so that in itself is an indication of who the greatest number of victims are, however Black women are disproportionately represented as are other women in communities of color. To say Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault crimes are under reported is an understatement to say the least. Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) in the Communities of Color Partnership gives current estimates that state: "Approximately 4 out of every 10 Black women, 4 out of every 10 American Indian/Alaska Native women, more than one-third of Hispanic women, and approximately one-fifth of Asian/Pacific Islander women in the United States have been the victim of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime." Heightened Police presence in communities of color is a key element as to why more reports are made by either a victim,their neighbors, family, witnesses, etc. What is also glowing is the fact that if you see into any jail in any such urban city that is diverse, you will see that 75 to 95% of all DV arrests are African American men and other men of color. Again, that is primarily due to more of a police presence in the areas these indivduals live in. The factor of police presence is key to other linking issues such as mass incarceration efforts which is another story in itself.

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  3. I'm curious what your opinion is of the fact that Marissa retrieved the gun from her car and re-entered the house to 'fire warning shots.' Or is that bit of information too inconvenient for you?

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