Marissa Alexander Twist: Counselor In The Sheriff’s Office Being Investigated

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By Connie K. Grier reports that a Jacksonville, Florida judge has ruled that Marissa Alexander will remain free on bond after prosecutors accused her of violating her home detention by going on excursions not approved of by the court.  While prosecutors stated that these violations were deliberate, Circuit Judge James Daniels expressed  “This was not a willful violation, this was a mistake and mistakes happen.” There was censure on behalf of the judge regarding the actions of the Jacksonville’s Sherriff’s office.  According to the judge, too much leeway was given to Alexander in terms of her leaving her home.  Since Alexander had checked with the Sherriff’s office before every trip and received approval, she will not be charged with violating her detention plan.  The Sheriff’s office employee, who approved each one of Alexander’s trips away from home, is now facing an internal investigation.

Alexander’s home retention “prohibited her from leaving her residence except for court appearances, medical emergencies and to satisfy any requirements of her pretrial services program,” according to Assistant State Attorney Richard Mantei, who is also attempting to hold Alexander personally liable based on the numerous times that she has operated outside of the strict regulations of her bond.  Defense Attorney Richard Zimet stated that his client had done exactly as she had been instructed to do.

While the judge and prosecutor believed that the Sherriff’s office allowed Alexander to move around too freely, both parties agreed that there was no evidence that she had tried to reach out to her estranged husband, which definitely would have raised red flags.

Alexander being out on home detention gives the courts the right to restrict her movements.  Who is at fault here?  Is it Wilson from the Sherriff’s department for granting her the travel, or Alexander for asking for travel in the first place?



  1. Bernard

    January 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Did she leave the state? No. This is just another way the system is trying to keep another African American down. She’d innocent but they trying to use her as an esample.


    January 14, 2014 at 10:08 am

    the sys failed her..she tried to get help..i’m mad at the husband if he had more respect for his wife he would not have put his hands on her over & over..i say she should be free to go anywhere USA she stood her ground! this sends the wrong message to women who are being abused. FEAR is a terrible thing!

  3. MsPeppa

    January 14, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I swear I cannot believe ANY OF THIS. I feel like I am living in 1914 as opposed to 2014. WTF is really going on here. Who the heck are these stupid black people living in this state to alow a Govenor to remain in office, after not getting involved i this racist case. There is no way in hell, why Blacks in Fla should allow him to remain in office. This will happen over and over again. The only time a lot of black folk get involved is when it happens to THEM. Why on God’s green earth is this lady being put through this. But what I will say to her, is to be as strict as possible with your actions. You know they are mad that you were allowed to get out on bail, eventhough you did not hurt anyone. They just see you as another black person to keep from succeeding. This lady ticked some white person off in thepast. Because they are going HARD AS HELL on her.

  4. milwood

    January 14, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    her attorney said it, “she followed their instructions”. Whomever gave her the instructions should be held accountable..

  5. milwood

    January 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    by the way, I will be doing everything I can to see that scott is not reelected..

  6. Denise

    January 14, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    This is a travesty of justice! If she were white (like Casey Anthony) who killed her child, she would be free to go as she pleases. When are we going to stop talking and do something about all of the injustices done to black people? Personally, I’m sick of it and plan to do something about it!

  7. Toni

    January 14, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    My heart goes out for this woman. It does not make sense the this county is trying to make money off of her. They obviously have some over-zealous Prosecuting Attorney that goes after people that should not be in the system.

    There are people that drive drunk and kill someone and do not get the sentence that this woman is getting.

    I think this county needs to seriously look at who they are voting into office and maybe only maybe something can be done to corret this situation.


  8. rosebud

    January 14, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I think that both are to blame the Employee for over stepping her boundary and Ms. Alexander because she clearly knew what the stipulations or guidelines were for her home confinement she should not have asked to do anything contrary or otherwise there by risking a chance of going back to prison.If my freedom is at stake beleive me I am not going to do anything so careless so as to jepordize it she’s fortunatley they didn’t return her too prison immediatly it was a dumb and stupid thing to do seeing that she’s facing 20 yrs in prison

  9. Tammy

    January 14, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Ladies and Gentlemen are you all aware of the fact that the Prosecuting Attorney who prosecuted Ms. Alexander is Angela Corey. She and her so called team prosecuted George Zimmerman and lost Trayvon Martin’s case. Just saying!!!

  10. Devon

    January 14, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Marissa ain’t no angel and while yall in here reppin’ for her nobody knows the real story. Plus she’s a dumb azz for marrying a man who beat her azz and put her in the hospital and then six months later she married him.

  11. cj

    January 14, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Devon you need tocalm down and just pray but with all the cussing?? I don’t know if that is possible.. but try to pray tomorrow it could be you or someone in your family??/

    • Devon

      January 16, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      Are you my dad or mom, NOPE!! SO BYE!!

    • Devon

      January 16, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Sorry there are no women in my family stupid enough to let a man whoop their azz bad enough to put them in the ER, then marry his azz six months later. So BYE!!

  12. mmdccbslm

    January 14, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    devon is just an effing troll

    • Devon

      January 16, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Nope Im not a troll. Im a woman who Doesnt respect so called SKRONG BLACK WOMEN who let men whoop their azz and then marry those fools. Marissa didnt shoot at the ceiling she shot AT her azz whooping husbands HEAD – the ballistics test PROVED this – while he was standing with his two kid AFTER he saw text messages indicating that she had bbeen screwing her ex and her husband questioned if the baby was his. If she was that dayum scared of that loser she shouldnt have been laying up in his house neither one of them are worth a sheit and both of them need to be locked up. People too quick to take sides without checking the FACTS.

  13. Rae

    January 15, 2014 at 12:04 am

    I’m just curious if her ex husband is in agreement with this sentence?! Don’t they have children?? Even if he sucked as a husband, as a father he should let his children see him advocate for their mother. I mean damn at least for the kids…

  14. Weslin1

    January 15, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Most definitely she should not even be in nobody’s jail. This is an outrage the even trying to prosecute her. If she was white she would be hail as a hero and they would be having a parade in her honor. Florida as far as I’m concern I wish for all the good people get out of there and the rest of it can fall in the ocean. I won’t never vacation there again in my life. If I were a lawyer I would donate my services to this woman for free!!! Unbelievable with what white folks are getting away with. This woman is a college graduate and they are doing this to her!!! Was up Black America teacher your children to be the best they can be & aways beware aware what crap white folks will try to pull on you. You think you free; you better watch out. These rednecks in suits & ties will lock you away for life. Always have a watchful eye !!!!

  15. Haile

    January 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Never forget that Florida was one of the eleven states that broke away from the American Union of states to for the Confederacy and it has not changed. These people speak of God but they donot believe in any god.As wicked as they are and people donot live in this life forever, if they had to live forever imagine? Them cocknockers would not have given you the common air to breathe.You always wanted to know who the devil was no you know for sure.

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