George Zimmerman posts bond, released from jail
So, George Zimmerman, murderer of 17 year old Trayvon Martin, recently attacked his girlfriend and threatened her with a gun. He was able to post bond the next day and he’s once again a free man.
Six days after her bond hearing, Marissa Alexander, who defended herself from her abusive husband, who caused no injuries, and whose guilty verdict has been overturned, sits in prison with no decision about whether she can be released on bond and reunited with her family after spending nearly 3 years in prison.
It’s unbelievable and an important lesson about how prison/police-based responses to domestic violence can be a serious threat to many survivors. We must do better to support all survivors of domestic violence. We hope the woman attacked by Zimmerman stays safe and we’re thinking about all the survivors who have been let down or brutally targeted by police, prosecutors, and judges.
Free Marissa Alexander!