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Black Youth Jordan Davis Gunned Down By Caucasian Male Over Loud Music

By Jueseppi B.





The attorney for the family of Jordan Davis, the unarmed black 17-year-old shot and killed last Friday by a white gun collector in Florida, said the case isn’t about race as many have asserted. Rather, he said it’s about love, hate, and hard lessons learned from another high profile and racially charged killing.




I disagree and here’s why:




Michael Dunn, the 45-year-old man who shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis in a Florida parking lot, has pleaded not guilty and is using the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law in his defense.



Dunn was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Davis and is being denied bond at a jail in Florida’s Brevard County. The two had a confrontation at a gas station in Jacksonville over the volume of the music coming from the car Davis and his three friends were in. Dunn’s lawyer, Robin Lemonidis, said that he thought he saw a shotgun in Davis’ SUV and he heard the teens verbally threaten to kill him.



According to Dunn’s attorney, Robin Lemonidis, he saw a shotgun in the SUV, while the teens yelled threatening, obscenities.


“Kill that mother**er, that mother**er dead, you dead bi**h, and then he sees that much of the shotgun coming up over the rim of the SUV which is up higher than his Jetta, Lemonidis told reporters. And it’s-all he sees are heavily tinted windows, which are up and the back windows which are down, and the car has at least four black men in it. And he doesn’t know how old anybody is, he doesn’t know anything, but he knows a shotgun when he sees one.”


No weapons were found in Davis’ car.


Dunn also believed that the teenagers were going to tell their friends to kill him. He said that he didn’t believe anyone was harmed after he let off eight to nine shots at the vehicle.



Lemonidis explains:


“He didn’t think he had harmed anybody and he just thought he had scared them off and he wanted to report it, but he didn’t want to go in a sense throw himself to the wolves, in a strange city without representation.”



After the shooting, Dunn and his girlfriend drove 159 miles to his home in Brevard County, where he was arrested the next day.



I’m going to stop this report here and ask 3 very vital questions:

1). What gave Dunn the right to believe he and his girlfriend had a legal right to approach the SUV Mr. Davis was inside, to ask them to turn down their music? Just drive away or better yet, mind his business.


2). If, and this is a big if, Dunn felt so threatened as his attorney claims, why did he approach the car in the first place, and when he felt so threatened by the SUV of Black young men, why not drive away? Because he knew he was armed, and he knew of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law.


3). If Dunn felt he was within his legal rights, according to Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, why drive away from his murder scene, and drive 159 miles to his home?



The Official Reports:


Jordan Davis, Teen Shot Over Loud Music, Compared To Trayvon Martin


By JACOB JORDAN 11/30/12

The fatal shooting of a Florida teenager who was listening to loud music in a car a week ago has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case, but the differences are significant.


Unlike the Martin case, several people witnessed this shooting and there was no scuffle before 17-year-old Jordan Davis was shot to death. And notably, the man accused of firing into the car was arrested a day later.


Michael David Dunn is charged with murder and attempted murder in the Nov. 23 shooting at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station. The 45-year-old Dunn parked beside the sport utility vehicle occupied by Davis and three other young men and told them to turn the music down, police said.


Dunn exchanged words with Davis, who was in the back seat, and started firing. He later told police he felt threatened. His attorney has said Dunn saw a gun and shot in self-defense, perhaps laying the ground work for a case under Florida’s “stand your ground” law.


Since the shooting, Davis’ family has received an outpouring of support from the community. A “Justice for Jordan” Facebook page was set up and his classmates gathered at a memorial service with T-shirts showing Davis’ smiling face. Fire trucks saluted him by spraying water over an airplane carrying his body to Atlanta while it was on the runway. The teen’s mother lives near Marietta, and a funeral is scheduled for Davis Saturday at the Trinity Chapel Church of God in Powder Springs.


Davis’ father, Ron, said his son was a typical high school junior who was getting ready to start his first job at McDonald’s, looking forward to buying his first car and turning 18 early next year. He had a “million-dollar smile” and liked music, listening to mostly rap but also the sounds of his dad’s generation, including James Brown and The Temptations.


Standing over his son’s casket, Ron Davis promised to fight laws that allow people to carry guns outside of their homes.


“Law enforcement should be the only people who should have guns on the street,” he said. “That’s what’s killing our kids more than anything.”


Police said they didn’t find a weapon in the SUV with the young men, and Ron Davis said he doesn’t believe Dunn’s claim that he saw a gun. He thinks Dunn is searching for an explanation.




Ron Davis, the father of Jordan Davis is embraced as he arrives at the funeral home for the visitation and a memorial service for his son Jordan, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 in Jacksonville, Fla.(Photo by Bob Self/AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union)



Micheal David Dunn didn’t need to approach the SUV with the loud music, he could easily have driven away to another gas station if the loud music offended him and his girlfriend, After all, when finished killing Jordan Davis, he didn’t then find an empty pump and fill up….he drove 159 away to his home.




(L. to r.) A Wolfson High School classmate of Jordan Davis breaks down outside the funeral home where the visitation with Jordan’s family was taking place at the Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville, Fla., on Nov. 28. Friends of Jordan comfort one another outside the funeral home. Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union/AP

Read more:



Florida man pleads not guilty to shooting teen to death over loud music


By Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News


A Florida gun collector has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge alleging that he opened fire on a car full of unarmed teenagers, killing one, in an altercation that police say stemmed from loud music.


Michael David Dunn, 45, acted “as any responsible firearms owner would have,” his lawyer said of the Friday evening incident at a gas station outside a convenience store in Jacksonville, Fla.


Dunn and his girlfriend were in Jacksonville for his son’s wedding when they pulled up in their car next to the teens. Police allege that while the girlfriend was in the store, Dunn told Jordan Russell Davis, 17, and his three friends to turn down their music.


“It was loud,” Jacksonville homicide Lt. Rob Schoonover said of the teens’ music. “They admitted that. That’s not a reason for someone to open fire.”


After an exchange of words, Dunn began shooting with a handgun, Schoonover said.


“Nobody else in that vehicle was struck; it was just our victim [Davis], which was lucky because the vehicle was shot eight or nine times,” Schoonover said.


Davis was in the back seat and was struck twice, reported The Orlando Sentinel.


Dunn and his girlfriend drove off and spent the night at their hotel, according to Schoonover, but witnesses took down his license plate number. Police arrested him Saturday morning at his home in Satellite Beach, Fla., on one charge of murder and three charges of attempted murder.


“His side of the story is he felt threatened and that is the reason he took action,” Schoonover said.


On Monday, Dunn — a gun collector who shot at local gun ranges, according to authorities — pleaded not guilty in Brevard County court, with his attorney describing his actions as self-defense.



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Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office: Michael Dunn is accused of the shooting death of Jordan Davis.



“Once all the facts come out, that what really happened is known, it will be very clear that Mr. Dunn acted responsibly and as any responsible firearms owner would have acted under these same circumstances,” said his attorney, Robin Lemonidis, reported, the website for NBC station WTLV in Jacksonville.


The attorney for the family of Jordan Davis, the unarmed black 17-year-old shot and killed last Friday by a white gun collector in Florida, said the case isn’t about race as many have asserted. Rather, he said it’s about love, hate, and hard lessons learned from another high profile and racially charged killing.


In a rare interview since Davis’ killing on Nov. 23, John Phillips, a personal injury and wrongful death attorney in Jacksonville, Fla., talked with about the teen’s tragic death, the somewhat cheerless pas de deux between lawyer and the media in such cases, and the comparisons Davis’ killing have drawn to the case of Trayvon Martin.


“This isn’t a race case. It isn’t about black and white, it’s about love and hate,” Phillips said. “The main thing right now is trying not to make it too, not to foster any hate. That’s a lot of what came out of Trayvon.”


My question is, once again very simple: What fuels love and hate against a human you know nothing about? A human you have never met, never talked to, never spent a single moment with until you ruthlessly pull that trigger murdering that human in cold blood?


Skin color.


Racial Hatred.




Yes, It Is All About Race.



We’ve seen this case unfold before. In February, George Zimmerman killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, claiming that he posed a threat. He also used the “Stand Your Ground” law in his defense, which allows someone to use deadly force when they are attacked and feel that their life is being threatened. However, the law does not specify the terms of a “threat” that allow someone to kill another person. It’s time to repeal the law.



It Will Happen Again.


And Again.







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Published on Nov 30, 2012

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5 replies »

  1. The United States of AmeriKKKa is no place for young black males. Heck, it’s no place for blacks period. Stand Your Ground is nothing more than licensing these crazed white males into killing blacks outright. From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin to all the blacks killed in between, the killing and racism must stop!!!


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