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Siwatu-Salama Ra, a #mother and #community leader in Detroit, was just trying to defend her #family when she was violently confronted by a person who rammed her vehicle into Siwatu’s car while Siwatu’s two-year old was playing inside, and then tried to use the vehicle to run Siwatu’s mother over. Fearing for their lives, #Siwatu, who is a licensed concealed gun owner, held her weapon in plain sight, hoping it would stop the person from running them over. The gun was unloaded and no one was hurt. Still, she was sentenced to two years in prison and is now behind bars and #pregnant.
Before she was sentenced, Siwatu said, “the prosecutor convinced the #jury & #judge that I lacked #fear and that’s not true. I was so afraid, especially for my #toddler and mother. I don’t believe they could imagine a #Black #woman being #scared, only mad”. •
Time and time again we’ve seen the double standard that is gun rights and lawful gun ownership in America as it pertains to Black people and everyone else. Unfortunately this case isn’t the first (Marissa Alexander/Philando Castile), and certainly will not be the last.
Here is my ask, PLEASE visit www.freesiwatu.org and write her a letter of encouragement and/or help donate towards Siwatu’s legal fees!