Another Miscarriage Of Justice Under Florida's Stand Your Ground Law
A Florida jury found 47-year-old Michael Dunn guilty on four of five charges, regarding a violent incident that resulted in the murder of 17-year-old minor Jordan Davis. The jury could not come to a decisive vote on the "first degree murder" charge in Davis' death, resulting in a mistrial regarding the corresponding count. However, Dunn was remanded into custody, convicted of three charges of attempted murder and one count of firing into a vehicle. Prosecutors have stated Dunn will be retried for "first degree murder" regarding Davis' death.
Misapplying the dangerous "Stand Your Ground" law, Dunn shot unarmed Davis to death for playing loud music in a vehicle with the teen's three friends outside a convenience store in Jacksonville, Florida. Dunn irrationally opened fire on Davis and his friends in their SUV. Prosecutors stated Dunn "fired round after round after round" riddling the car with bullets, because the teenage occupants refused to turn the music down, which is a crazy and irrational reaction.
In a move indicative of psychopathy, Dunn ordered pizzas after the murder of the African-American teen, like nothing happened, rather than calling police. A person of this mindset cannot be allowed to roam the streets among civilized people. He has no respect for human life.
Dunn has been described by a neighbor and the press as a racist alcoholic, who despises minorities, for as he sees it, taking over in America. One of his neighbor's revealed to police that Dunn once sought a person to kill another human being over a perceived slight. Statements and jailhouse letters penned by Dunn are riddled with racist items and references.
Jordan Davis (right)
Many are crying foul over this case, as it bears similarities to the Trayvon Martin murder, where an innocent teen was stalked and murdered in cold blood by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, who walked away scot-free. Zimmerman has since gone on to commit other acts of violence against his wife, father-in-law and girlfriend in three separate incidents.
Web Extra: Letters written by Michael Dunn from jail
12:04 p.m. EST February 14, 2014 - The letters written by Michael Dunn, the man accused of the first degree murder of Jordan Davis, have become controversial. In them, Dunn shares his perspective regarding the state of race relations in Jacksonville.
Michael Dunn Trial: Mistrial Declared on Murder Charge in Loud Music Killing Case
Feb. 15, 2014 - A Florida jury found Michael Dunn guilty on four of the five charges in a case in which he was accused of shooting a teenager to death over loud music, but they could not come to a decision on the murder charge and a mistrial was declared on that count. Dunn, 47, had faced a first degree murder charge for the shooting death of Jordan Davis, 17, in a Jacksonville convenience store parking lot on Nov. 23, 2012.
Assistant State Attorney Erin Wolfson told jurors that Dunn "fired round after round after round" at Davis and his friends as they sat in their car. She said Davis was inside the SUV when he was killed. Dunn claims the teen had gotten out of the vehicle...