“Despite the state’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, Alexander is facing 60 years in prison for having fired a warning shot in 2012 to stop her abusive ex-husband from attacking her. The bullet fired by Alexander, a Black working-class mother, hit no one and caused no injury. Nonetheless, she was arrested, jailed and convicted — until a mass movement forced her conviction to be thrown out in late 2013. The state’s prosecutor, Angela Corey, decided to retry the case and has repeatedly slandered Alexander to the mass media and even in the state’s legislature. While the state’s persecution of Alexander continues, the movement to win her freedom has not gone away.”
ALWAYS REBLOG MARISSA ALEXANDER
I hate it when people act like anger invalidates a cause, because when it comes down to it the privileged are the only ones who can afford to remain calm.
When the privileged are angry they’re; passionate, invested, patriotic, of spirit and righteous.
When the oppressed are angry they’re; savage, incapable of rationality, primitive, beastial, juvenile and violent.
Tone policing ain’t nothing but shifting goal posts towards dehumanization.
I re-watched How To Survive A Plague last weekend, and I remembered a lot of the early general reaction to ACT-UP is that they were juvenile and using a serious issue as an excuse to pull pranks—like people dying of AIDS would waste what could be their final months or weeks. When I originally heard about the protest at St. Patrick’s Cathedral it was presented by the media as a mean-spirited joke on churchgoers. When you actually see the footage, it’s dying people shouting STOP KILLING US, their voices cracking with anger and desperation.
can she just get an award or something
I reblog this whenever it pops up on my dash.
So many directions she could have gone with this joke…out of infinite possibilities…she picked the best possible direction.
Best video in the world