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  • MARISSA ALEXANDER’S THANKSGIVING BLESSING

                    Courtesy of FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2013 PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Rodanes (772) 634-2418 JUDGE GRANTS PRE-TRIAL RELEASE THE NIGHT BEFORE THANKSGIVING This time of year we reflect and give thanks for our family and loved ones.  We gather around the table with all the trimmings and reminisce about…

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  • “FYI” YOUNG OFFENDERS SUFFER ADULT PUNISHMENTS

    The Families of Youth Incarcerated (FYI) is an organization that is taking a bold and serious stance against the prosecution and incarceration of juveniles in the adult criminal system. Florida is one of 15 states that allow prosecutors to "direct file" adult charges against juvenile offenders but FYI is advocating for reform of these direct…

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  • JUST DROP THE CASE & FREE MARISSA ALEXANDER

    ATTEND MARISSA’S COURT HEARING TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!  THE WORLD IS WATCHING! THURSDAY, OCT 31st, 8:30 AM  DUVAL COUNTY COURTHOUSE 501 W ADAMS ST., 6TH FLOOR   JACKSONVILLE, FL *WEAR BLACK* Who is Marissa Alexander?                              Marissa Alexander is an African American mother and survivor…

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  • DROP THE MARISSA ALEXANDER CASE

                                                    Marissa Alexander is a survivor of domestic violence from Jacksonville, FL who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for defending herself from violence. National action:  Urge the State to Drop…

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  • FLAWS OF FLORIDA’S DEATH PENALTY

    "Justice is never advanced in the taking of a human life. Morality is never upheld by a legalized murder." Coretta Scott King The Death Penalty makes mistakes.  24 prisoners have moved from Florida's Death Row to Freedom, the highest number in the nation, due to evidence of innocence. Floridians are questioning the enforcement of the…

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  • DREAM DEFENDERS – P. S. IT AIN’T OVER

      Friends, After 31 days and 30 nights in the Florida State Capitol, the Dream Defenders ended our peaceful sit-in of Governor Rick Scott’s office. Although we have left the Capitol, we are not leaving the fight. We came to the Capitol more than a month ago to demand that Florida’s political leadership deal with…

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  • PARDON FOR MARISSA ALEXANDER?

    SENATOR WANTS ALEXANDER PARDONED Posted: August 5, 2013 - 6:06pm Courtesy of Florida Times Union State Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, wrote to members of the Florida Cabinet on Monday, asking them to support his call for a pardon for Marissa Alexander.

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  • WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO KILL HOUSE BILL 685!

    (UPDATE: This depressing bill was signed into law on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Thanks to all who made calls and sent emails in opposition)! ___________________________________________________________ YOU and YOU and YOU!  Make the call, send an email to Governor Rick Scott.  Here's the breakdown of the bill that passed the House and Senate with wings.  This…

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  • JUVENILES SENTENCED TO LIFE GET A SECOND CHANCE

      In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court found laws mandating juveniles be sentenced to life in prison without parole are cruel and unusual punishment.  The ruling appears to be in conflict with Florida law and judges are caught in the middle said J.D. Moorehead, a professor at Florida Coastal School of Law. Florida law requires…

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  • THOUSANDS OF EX-FELONS CAN VOTE

    GOT A FELONY?  LIVE IN FLORIDA?    YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE!     By Michael Peltier The News Service of Florida August 1, 2012 More than 13,000 ex-felons may be eligible to vote but don't know it according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida, citing data it obtained from the Florida Parole…

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