Truthout Interviews on Domestic Abuse, State Violence and the Case of Marissa Alexander

A protester holding a sign in support of Marissa Alexander.A protester holding a sign in support of Marissa Alexander. (Photo: WeAreUltraViolet)Ted Asregadoo speaks to Truthout Contributors Tasasha Henderson, Monica Trinidad and Ash Stephens about domestic abuse, state violence and the case of Marissa Alexander.

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Truthout ran a series of articles examining the intersections of race, domestic violence and the criminal justice system. On this Truthout Interviews, Tasasha Henderson, Monica Trinidad and Ash Stephens are in the spotlight to talk about domestic abuse, state violence and the upcoming trial of Marissa Alexander – a Florida woman who may face up to 60 years in prison because of the state’s mandatory minimum sentencing laws. These conversations do address Marissa Alexander’s case, but contextualize it within a discussion about the different types of domestic abuse some women face, the way in which the state inflicts its own violence on them, and how social media campaigns are keeping Marissa Alexander’s case in the public consciousness – when the mainstream press has all but abandoned coverage of her plight.