1. Renisha McBride
On November 2, 2013, 19-year-old Renisha McBride was murdered. Independent Press has identified McBride’s murderer as Ted Wafer, although other media claims to be committed to protecting his name.
There has, as of yet, been no arrest. The Dearborn Heights Police Department says that they will make a decision on whether or not to prosecute Wafer, in spite of the fact that they have in fact acknowledged that McBride’s murder is a homicide, on Friday, Nov 14, 2013 at 11am.
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2. Cece McDonald
McDonald is a trans, black woman who was sentenced to two years in prison after she defended herself with scissors against transphobic, neo-Nazis who hurled homophobic slurs at her. McDonald, like many trans women, was sent to a men’s facility.
You can write, donate to, and even visit Cece. For even more information, visit the Support Cece! website by clicking through, or copying and pasting this into your browser: http://supportcece.wordpress.com/
3. Marissa Alexander
Marissa Alexander is an African American mother of three and survivor of domestic violence from Jacksonville, FL. In 2010, she fired a warning shot upwards into a wall to defend herself from a life-threatening beating from her estranged husband. Despite the fact that Marissa caused no injuries and has no previous criminal record, and despite the fact that Florida’s self-defense law includes the right to “Stand Your Ground,” she was subsequently arrested, prosecuted, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. This past September, Marissa Alexander won her appeal, her guilty verdict was overturned, and she secured the right to a new trial.
Click through to donate to Marissa’s defense fund, and for even more information about how you can help out, visit the Free Marissa Now! website.