Tillie has been convicted of at least four other prior crimes and has
been dating Mrs. Parker for only six months. Parker called Tillie to
see if she and her daughter could stay the night at his home because
they were without heat. When Parker arrived at his home, he was on the porch holding a 9mm caliber gun and ordered the two back into the car in which they arrived. Tillie said that he wanted to go to a street named Six Mile Road, but Parker said the car needed gas and drove to a gas station where she dialed 9-1-1 on her cell phone as she paid the store's attendant.
She then began to slowly walk back to the car and proceeded to
pretend that more fuel was needed. When Tillie began to question Parker,
he got angry, and began to shoot her. Before Tillie could shoot Parker a
second time, Alexis jumped between the two and Tillie then began to
shoot her too "without hesitation," according to Detroit Police.
Police then arrived on the scene of the crime, with Parker running to
officers, covered in both her blood and her child's, saying Tillie shot
them both. Tillie was ordered out of the car and dropped the gun,
surrendering without resistance.
"[This girl is an] angel from heaven," said a long-time friend of the Goggins' family, Aisha Ford.
Tillie is in jail, pending a hearing on December 13, 2007 in the 36th District Court of Detroit.
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On August 1 2010, my premature baby girl, born nine days earlier, was
in the Baptist South N.I.C.U. fighting for her life and I would too be
fighting for my life in my own home against an attack from my husband.
My name is Marissa Alexander, I am a mother of three children, but at the present time, I am not able to be with
due to the following circumstances. I am currently sitting in the
Pretrial Detention Facility in Jacksonville FL, Duval County awaiting a
sentence for three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
with no intent to harm. Before my life changed drastically on that
August afternoon, I was in the perilous position of leaving an abusive
relationship with my husband who has history of violence and documented
domestic abuse towards women. Our history included one which required
me to place an injunction for protection against violence and was active
during the month of August 2010.
In an unprovoked jealous
rage, my husband violently confronted me while using the restroom. He
assaulted me, shoving, strangling and holding me against my will,
preventing me from fleeing all while I begged for him to leave. After a
minute or two of trying to escape, I was able to make it to the garage
where my truck was parked, but in my haste to leave I realized my keys
were missing. I tried to open the garage but there was a mechanical
failure. I was unable to leave, trapped in the dark with no way out.
For protection against further assault I retrieved my weapon; which is
registered and I have a concealed weapon permit. Trapped, no phone, I
entered back into my home to either leave through another exit or obtain
my cell phone.
He and my two stepsons were supposed to be
exiting the house thru the front door, but he didn’t leave. Instead he
came into the kitchen that leads to the garage and realized I was unable
to leave. Instead of leaving thru the front door where his vehicle was
parked outside of the garage, he came into the kitchen by himself. I
was terrified from the first encounter and feared he came to do as he
had threatened. The weapon was in my right hand down by my side and he
yelled, “Bitch I will kill you!”, and charged toward me. In fear and
desperate attempt, I lifted my weapon up, turned away and discharged a
single shot in the wall up in the ceiling. As I stood my ground it
prevented him from doing what he threatened and he ran out of the home.
Outside of the home, he contacted the police and falsely reported that I
shot at him and his sons. The police arrived and I was taken into
I was devastated and would continue to be for months
following the incident. I had to appear in court all the way up until
trial as I plead not guilty and know that I acted in self-defense. I
believe my actions saved my life or prevented further harm, but
preserved that of my husband who was completely irrational, extremely
violent, and unpredictable that day.
Florida has a self-defense
law and it includes the right to stand your ground. Below are the
facts of my concern with the incorrect way the law was applied and
ultimately the injustice in my case.
· The alleged
victim, my husband, under sworn statement in November 2010, admitted he
was the aggressor, threatened my life and was so enraged he didn’t know
what he would do.
· The alleged victim, my husband, was
arrested for domestic violence two times, once for abuse against me.
The attack against me was so violent; I ended up in the hospital.
Prior to my arrest, I told the office I was in fear for my life
due to the prior violence against me. I also told the officer there was
a domestic injunction in place to protect me against abuse from the
alleged victim. This information was written in detail by the officer
in my arrest report, but ignored for some unknown reason.
In July of 2011, a hearing was held, where I along with the alleged
victims testified as it relates to the stand your ground law and its
immunity from prosecution.
· After the hearing, Judge
Elizabeth Senterfitt denied my motion, citing that I could have exited
the house thru the master bedroom window, front door, and/or sliding
glass back door. The law specifically states: No duty to retreat.
· My attorney entered a standing objection on the record to the ruling and we proceeded to trial.
· During that time, Angela Corey, our State Attorney met with
the alleged victims. I also along with my attorney met with Angela
Corey, John Guy, and then prosecutor Christen Luikart. I justified my
actions to them and the truth as I have told it has remained the same.
· Knowing our prior domestic abuse history, Angela Corey was
hard pressed for the minimum mandatory, which provisions allow for
prosecution to wave those stipulations. I was not guilty, nor did I
believe that was fair and just under the circumstances. She also
allowed for those same provisions in the State vs. Vonda Parker, same
charges different circumstances which did not include self-defense.
Florida uses a law commonly known as 10-20-life as a sentencing
guideline when a felony takes place with the use of a weapon. Under
this statute, my felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to harm carries a twenty year mandatory sentence.
· Stand your ground law has been applied in multiple recent
incidents, the following is just a couple of incidents. Carl Kroppman
Jr was allowed to use this law to avoid being arrested/charged during a
road rage incident on the Buckman Bridge in Jacksonville, FL in August
of 2011. Marqualle Woolbright of Ocala, FL avoided murder charges due
to the stand your ground law when he shoot and killed someone.
am a law abiding citizen and I take great pride in my liberty, rights,
and privileges as one. I have vehemently proclaimed my innocence and my
actions that day. The enigma I face since that fateful day I was
charged through trial, does the law cover and apply to me too?
step further and more importantly is in light of recent news, is
justice for all include everyone, regardless of gender, race or
aristocratic dichotomies. I simply want my story heard, reviewed and
the egregious way in which my case was handled from start to finish
serve as an eye opener for all and especially those responsible for
upholding judicial affairs.
The threat that day was very real,
imminent, and the battery on me occurred minutes before the decision I
made to protect myself. That decision was a last resort, necessary and a
reaction to the continued threat on my life. I am a believer that
grace allowed for my response to be carried out in a non-lethal manner.
This prevented the imminent threat and harm a non-fatal tactic, but not
against an unknown attacker, rather my very own husband. That was by
far the most difficult position to be in nine days after giving birth to
a six week premature infant. My heart goes out for my two stepsons and
always has had a hurt and sincere empathy for them being subjected innocently to that trauma.
The law states that I was justified
in standing my ground and meeting force with force up to including
deadly force, but political views and concerns states otherwise in the
4th circuit court.
So my last questions and valid concerns are what was I supposed to do that day and the stand your ground law who is it for?
Lincoln B. Alexander Jr on behalf of Marissa Alexander
BLACK WALL STREET is not a record label started by The Game.
Black Wall Street was the most prosperous black community in America
during the 1920’s located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was known as “Little
Africa” or “Black Beverly Hills”, a prime example of racial nationalism.
To put into perspective of how money flowed in Black Wall Street, a
dollar took 365 DAYS to leave the community, now a dollar
an African American Community every 15 MINUTES. The community had
hundreds of businesses all negro owned and their motto was “To educate
June 1, 1921 white supremacists bombed BLACK WALL
STREET and killed over 3000 people and destroyed over 600 businesses.
21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, a hospital, bank, post
office, and most schools were destroyed. The dead were buried in
unmarked graves. It wasn’t till 1997 that Oklahoma decided to pass the
“1921 Race Riot Reconciliation Act” which provided decedents of that
area a free college education.
So you see folks. We've done
before, we could do it again... Today we are well better positioned with
better intellectuals, business ppl, and more access to capital but what
we really lack is discipline, organization, and most importantly
strength through unity (That's the catalyst)
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