"A Jacksonville woman whose case generated outrage when she was sentenced to 20 years in prison may end up behind bars for 60 years for the same crime.
The Office of State Attorney Angela Corey will seek to put Marissa Alexander in prison for 60 years, essentially a life sentence, if it succeeds in convicting her for a second time for firing a shot in the direction of her estranged husband and two of his children. Her trial is scheduled to begin on July 28.
Alexander, 33, was previously convicted in 2012 of three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to 20 years in prison by Circuit Judge James Daniel under the state’s 10-20-life law. Daniel actually imposed three separate 20-year sentences on Alexander but ordered that they be served concurrently, which meant Alexander would get out in 20 years.”
please boost her fundraiser for a strong legal defense team!!!
This is a little strange and maybe not necessary, but if anybody working on a fic or anything has questions, you can ask me. I’m an incomplete paraplegic, and between the bulletproof suit and his balancing between Storm and Nightcrawler at the end of X2, I have reason to think Charles is too.
Questions can be private or public, and of course every spinal injury is different, etc., but if you want to write a story where Charles is disabled and you just don’t feel confident about it, I might be able to help.
Having such a rotten head day/week/year+/life that even my hobby is making me feel shitty. When I think about writing all I think about is how pathetically unproductive I’ve been even though I love XMFC and think about various story ideas and scenes and plots every day. I’ve probably written 2/3 of the Jeeves & Wooster fusion in my head over the past couple of weeks, but sitting down to type it out… nothing.
I stopped looking at kudo and comment counts a while back because they were giving me stress, and I wonder if screening all that out also lessened the impetus to finish & post things, because I don’t feel any benefit or sense of connection from posting. I used to enjoy comments, but now they’re a source of anxiety because I don’t always have the wherewithal to reply to them all*, and I know at least some people feel it’s rude not to reply to every comment. And while I’ve never agreed with that, I don’t want to come off as rude to the people who do believe it.