Jesse Jackson’s promoted a march calling for the repeal of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law.
Jackson’s very next tweet was about Florida’s Marissa Alexander, who was serving a 20 year sentence for aggravated assault before a judge ordered a new trial.
Alexander tried unsuccessfully to use a “Stand Your Ground” defense at her original trial, and Jackson is on her side:
Marissa Alexander facing 60 yrs in prison 4 firing a warning shot is absurd + wrong. The US Dept of Justice should intervene IMMEDIATELY.
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) March 7, 2014
Jackson was against “Stand Your Ground” before he was for it.