GQjock saidEither ... You better shoot to kill and ask questions later in Florida
... or if you're white you don't need to worry about going to jail
Sadly, this. She'd probably be free if she shot her husband dead, and she was white. That's Florida. The feds need to step in.
That's just not true! As I already pointed out, if you bothered to actually read the court transcripts of the case instead of going off half cocked and spouting out your uninformed opinion.
I'll bet you along with the rest of the people here for whom facts matter little, didn't know that Ms Alexander was offered a plea that lessoned her sentence to three years and she turned it down ?
Did you know, that even latter she was offered a plea which would have limited her time to time served and she turned that down as well?
Do you even understand what Mandatory Minimum laws are?
Are you at all aware that under Florida law statute 784.011-
(1) An "assault" is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with the apparent ability to do so and some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.
Clearly she committed assault, by her actions on the three other people present in the house. That's why the initial charges were three counts of "Assault without intent to kill", or did you already know that when you chose to bless us with your uninformed opinion?
She was found guilty. Because of the nature of Mandatory Minimum laws, 10 years was automatically added to her sentence because the penalty for committing a crime while carrying a gun is 10 years. An additional 10 years was added to her sentence because the mandatory sentence for discharging a firearm during a crime is 10 years.
I'll bet you also didn't know that her charges were lowered to the lesser charges of reckless endangerment of children, which she clearly did, and threatening with a deadly weapon, which again she clearly did. Did you?
But I'll bet as knowledgeable as you are, you already knew all of that before you decided to bless us with your words of wisdom ! I'll bet you always check the facts before you bless us all with your uninformed opinions completely devoid of fact or reason !
Under the laws of Florida, Ms Alexander got a fair trial and the sentence dictated by the circumstances of her case. If there is a problem, it is one of imposing Mandaory Minimum Sentencing laws, which don't allow for any discretion based on individual circumstances, and not of racism. Stop contributing to the racial tension with your uninformed comments, the facts don't support it.