Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts Responds to Verdict in Trial of Jordan Davis’s Killer; Jordan’s Mother, Lucia Mcbath, Is National Spokesperson


By Jueseppi B.



We are saddened and disappointed that the jury in the trial of Jordan Davis’s killer was unable to reach a full verdict. Our hearts are with Jordan’s family as they learn that they will have to bear another trial and more waiting for justice. Jordan and his family deserve closure in the killing of their son, and we will continue to shine a spotlight on our country’s broken Stand Your Ground laws.


Stand Your Ground laws put our children, families, and communities at risk because they give everyday, untrained citizens more leeway to shoot than the United States military gives soldiers in war zones. Children – like Jordan Davis – who may simply be in the wrong place at the wrong time are now more likely to die at the hands of the armed and angry. This is unacceptable.


Jordan’s fate is not an isolated one: He is one of at least 26 children and teens killed in Florida Stand Your Ground cases since 2005. Stand Your Ground laws – also called “shoot first” laws because they empower armed vigilantism – are associated with a clear increase in homicides, resulting in up to 700 more homicides nationwide each year, according to a 2012 study by Texas A&M researchers.


Research indicates that Stand Your Ground laws embolden people to shoot when they could have resolved conflicts by using a lesser degree of force or simply walking away. After Florida passed its Stand Your Ground law, its justifiable homicide rate tripled. Over the same time period, the justifiable homicide rate decreased in states that did not pass Stand Your Ground laws.


This increase in homicides due to Stand Your Ground laws disproportionately affects communities of color. The Urban Institute found that when white shooters kill black victims, the resulting homicides are 11 times more likely to be deemed justifiable than when the shooter is black and the victim is white.


And despite the assertions of Stand Your Ground supporters, the Texas A&M researchers found no evidence that Stand Your Ground laws deter crime.


Now that the research on Stand Your Ground laws is clear, states are listening. Though at least seven states had Stand Your Ground legislation pending at the time of Trayvon Martin’s shooting death in February 2012, not one of those bills became law. Trayvon’s death served a national wake-up call: No additional states have become Stand Your Ground states since. And legislators in at least 11 states have introduced bills to scale back or repeal their laws, and one such reform bill passed in Louisiana.


During a recent legislative hearing to repeal Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, Davis’s mother Lucia McBath, a national spokesperson for Moms Demand Action, said, “My grief is unbearable at times. I’m here as a face of the countless victims of gun violence.” Lucia has funneled her grief into activism and moms will continue to fight along side her, committed to undoing the damage these ill-conceived laws have created.


American mothers have had enough and we are prepared to go toe-to-toe with our country’s insidious gun lobby. We will stand our ground for children like Jordan Davis and we will not stop until Stand Your Ground laws are rolled back.





Michael Dunn, Murder Of Jordan Russell Davis, Trial Verdict….


Michael Dunn Is Guilty Of ATTEMPTING To Kill The 3 Young Black Males In The SUV. Mistrial On The Charge Of Murder In The First Degree Of Jordan Russell Davis. 75 Year Minimum Sentence Is Possible For 47 Year Old Michael Dunn.




Michael Dunn, Murder Of Jordan Russell Davis, Trial Verdict….


Count 1 – Murder One – Mistrial. Can be retried.


Count 2 – 2nd Degree Attempted Murder – Guilty –  20 years minimum sentence.


Count 3 – 2nd Degree Attempted Murder – Guilty –  20 years minimum sentence.


Count 4 – 2nd Degree Attempted Murder – Guilty –  20 years minimum sentence.


Count 5 –  Deadly Missile charge carries a minimum penalty of 15 years.


Michael Dunn is 47 years old. This is in essence a life sentence.
















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8 replies »

    • Thats what the complainers are missing. They want Justice4Jordan, and so do i, but 75 years in prison for a 47 year old man is a life sentence.


      • I’m calling complainers out on hypocrisy. Had Juror B29 in Zimmerman’s trial stood by her beliefs in his guilt, it would have been a hung jury. We criticized Maddy for not hanging the jury. We said a hung jury was better than an acquittal. This time, some complain because there was a hung jury.

        Sunny Hustin reported that when the jury came out for the reading of the verdicts, there were two women jurors teary eyed and red-faced. That conveys that those two jurors were the ones who wanted to acquit Dunn. If my guess is correct, it means that 10 wanted to find him guilty and there’s a good chance of the next jury reaching a verdict of guilty.


      • I am hopeful if this retrial gets off the ground, he gets a murder one added to his life in prison because at age 47, 75 years is a life sentence. I am just thrilled there was no repeat of the Zimmerman verdict. You know there will be a george zimmerman interview on CNN that I won’t be watching, tomorrow morning.


      • I don’t plan on watching that interview, then again, I might want to watch just so I can see how pitiful that POS is. He could walk into the office of the U.S. Attorney and confess and have a warm cell with 3 meals a day and not have to worry about his predicament of being homeless and unemployed.


      • He’s homeless cause he wants to assault everybody who attempts to help him. Wife, parents, parents-in-law, girlfriends…..fuck him.


      • Jueseppi, that sounds about right. Maybe GZ also forgets that there are people who remember he made himself homeless upon leaving the police station and moving in with the Ostermans on 2/27/12. How did he expect to get another home when he was then unemployed?

        Well, let me go a bit further. After 7 years of marriage, had he purchased a house of his own, he and Shellie could bicker about who gets the house in the divorce.


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