Angela Corey sent a three-page memo out to Florida legislators considering a "Stand Your Ground" expansion, painting Marissa Alexander as a deranged, gun-waving spouse batterer.
March 19, 2014

Angela Corey needs to resign over this. At the very least, she should recuse herself from the Marissa Alexander case and Florida should just drop the charges, because what she has done is vile and goes against all principles of fairness.


The office of State Attorney Angela Corey has sent an email to the Northeast Florida legislative delegation explaining its actions in the Marissa Alexander case.

Under the pdf headline “Marissa Alexander to her husband: “I’ve got something for your ass,” the email, sent out by Corey spokeswoman Jackelyn Barnard, said Corey wanted the legislators to have the information “should you be questioned about this North Florida case.”


The email includes a three page pdf entitled “The truth about the Alexander case” that appears to be similar to a news release the State Attorney’s Office sent out last year.

The pdf points out that Alexander was arrested again for hitting Rico Gray, her estranged husband, months after she fired a shot at him. It also argues that Alexander was in the wrong when she fired at Gray, and was not in fear for her life as Alexander has alleged.

Attorney Bruce Zimet, who represents Alexander, said the facts of this situation are in dispute, and it’s wrong to say the state attorney’s version of what happened is “the truth.”

“We were certainly surprised and disappointed when we saw it,” Zimet said. “We don’t think it’s appropriate or factually accurate.”

The email was sent to state Sens. John Thrasher, Audrey Gibson, Rob Bradley and Aaron Bean and state Reps. Janet Adkins, Daniel Davis, Reggie Fullwood, Travis Hutson, Mia Jones, Charles McBurney, Lake Ray, Travis Cummings and Charles Van Zant.

Evidently Corey felt that this document would be helpful to lawmakers in Florida, who are considering an expansion of the Stand Your Ground that would turn the state into a 21st-century Wild West. While on its face it would appear to apply to Marissa Alexander's warning shots, it would facilitate more shootings and less prosecutions. Angela Corey opposes such an expansion, and evidently has no problem using an active case to influence legislators.

You have to read this document to believe it, so I've embedded it below.

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