MHP on Marissa Alexander and 'Stand Your Ground'

Panel talks about what happens to domestic-violence survivors when they protect themselves.

Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)

On Sunday's episode of Melissa Harris Perry on MSNBC, the host and her panel focused on the case of Florida mother Marissa Alexander, who faces 20 years in prison for (it seems) firing a bullet into the ceiling to stop an attack from her abusive husband. That led to a discussion about the laws affecting domestic violence survivors when they finally try to stand their ground. Watch it here, courtesy of MSNBC:

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