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...nst her allegedly abusive husband when she fired warning shots inside her home in August 2010. She told police it was to escape a brutal beating by her husband, against whom she had already taken out a protective order. Under Florida 's mandatory minimum sentencing requirements Alexander couldn 't receive a lesser sentence, even though she has never been in trouble with the law before. Judge Daniel said the law did not allow for extenuating or mitigating circumstances to reduce the sentence below the 20-year minimum. Minorities and the criminal justice system have remained the same and there has not been any progression reached. Criminal injustice has been for an extensive period of time and there are still questions of whether or not it will ever change. These injustices against minorities is what causes individuals to not have the opportunity to advance in life.
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