The NAACP which decried Florida’s stand your ground law in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, says it’s okay in the case of Marissa Danielle Alexander. In August of 2010 Mrs. Alexander claims her then husband was attacking her, she tried to leave but didn’t have her car keys. She grabbed her gun, which she did have a concealed carry permit for, and went back in the house. She fired a single shot into the ceiling of the house and was charged with aggravated assault. The judge who heard the case threw out the Stand Your Ground Defense because she went back into the house instead of leaving. Sound a little familiar?
She’s facing a mandatory 20 years in prison. The NAACP looked at the case and said this is a case where she was being abused and had the right to defend herself. “This is a clear case of domestic violence against Marissa,” branch President Isaiah Rumlin said Friday. “After looking into it and studying the case, this is a clear case of Stand Your Ground as it relates to what she had to do on the date that she did it.”