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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 brings 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 applied equally to all," Resham Inamdar concluded.

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