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Marissa Alexander now could face 60 years in prison for defending herself

TweetThe state of Florida seems determined to punish Marissa Alexander for defending herself. You may recall that in the fall, the black mother who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot into a wall to scare off her abusive husband, was granted a retrial. She was released, after three years in [...]
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Why is Florida State Attorney Angela Corey trying to put Marissa Alexander back in jail?

TweetSigh.  Marissa Alexander was finally released after years in prison, but State’s Attorney Angela Corey just moved to revoke her bond on the grounds that she left her home in violation of the terms of her release to go shopping with friends and family.  Alexander’s attorney maintains that she had the permission of the supervising corrections [...]
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Federal judge strikes down Florida’s welfare drug testing law

TweetGreat news: On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven struck down the Florida law mandating the compulsory drug testing of recipients of cash assistance! Tweet
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet#fuckcispeople is trending on Twitter. Read it. The Ohio “heartbeat” bill to ban abortion after six weeks is back. Dream Defenders leave capitol: “our work has grown too big for these halls.” A NARAL intern went undercover at a crisis pregnancy center. Six facts about Harriet Tubman that have nothing to do with Russell Simmons. [...]
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End your day right with this amazing speech from Dream Defender Phillip Agnew

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