Addressing a press conference on July 19, 2013, at the Muslim Community Assocciation in Santa Clara, Syeda Reshma Inamdar, Executive  Director and Co-Founder of SEMAH Inc., said as a domestic violence prevention organization, SEMAH is horrified at the egregious misapplication of law in Florida which allowed George  Zimmerman to go free after killing unarmed 17 year old Trayvon Martin  but has sentenced Marissa Alexander of Jacksonville to 20 years in  prison for defending herself. Marissa  Alexander, a black woman, has stated that she filed shots in the air to scare off her abusive husband. She fired in self defense, harmed no  one and yet she faces 20 years behind bars while George Zimmerman is  fully acquitted,” she added and urged Florida Governor Rick Scott and  the Florida Legislature to redress this clear travesty of justice. Reshma said that  no one bring back Trayvon Martin to life but we can hopefully work to  ensure that Marissa Alexander will not suffer further for having been  born a black woman who was trying to defend herself.


"We should also discuss the issue of racial profiling so that justice is appliedequally to all," Resham Inamdar concluded.