If you don’t shake your head at some of the memes created by liberal social media, you are not paying close enough attention.
The problem is the two cases are not similar…at all. In the case of George Zimmerman, at the time he pulled the trigger, his attacker was smashing his head into the pavement. All the evidence, and all the witnesses corroborated Zimmerman’s account of the event. Unfortunately, only local media reported the facts of the case as they became available. The national media, however, grossly misreported the case and created an image of a white man stalking and hunting an innocent black teenager as he was merely walking home.
While I can fully agree that a 20 year prison sentence may be harsh, the facts of the case are wholly different from that of Zimmerman’s. Marissa Alexander was apparently in an abusive relationship. Her and her husband were in a verbal altercation. Alexander left the home and went into the garage where she retrieved a handgun from her car. She then pointed the gun at her husband and fired a “warning shot” into the wall.
Alexander was found guilty because she was out of harms way and then returned making her aggressor. She didn’t have a duty to retreat, but she did. If she had the gun on her person and shot at her husband, she would have a valid defense under Florida’s controversial law.
Progressives tend to look at only outcomes and not the circumstances involved, thus they are easily drawn in by slogans such as expressed in the above meme.