Skip to comments.Local NAACP President Talbert Swan II decries justice system following mistrial
Posted on 02/17/2014 3:36:06 PM PST by matt04
A partial mistrial in a Florida murder case for the shooting death of teenager Jordan Davis marks another example of failed justice involving a young black victim, according to the Rev. Talbert W. Swan II, president of the Greater Springfield chapter of the NAACP.
In a prepared statement released this week, Swan wrote that news of a mistrial on a first-degree murder charge against Michael Dunn left him saddened by the loss of life and angry at the justice system.
"The failure to convict Michael Dunn of murder only highlights the perceived value of black life and reinforces the stereotypes, which justify racial animus against Black males, their disenfranchisement, abuse, brutalization and mass incarceration," Swan wrote. "It further sends a clear message that murdering a black male can be justified simply on the basis of him being a black male."
Swan said he is angry at a justice system "that refused to convict a white man for murdering a black boy on the basis of the stereotypical depiction of black males as threatening hoodlums, thugs and criminals."
"Sadly, this experience is not an isolated one," Swan wrote. "Largely, the lives of young Black men have never held great value in this country. From birth to untimely death, many of them have been treated as mules for labor, obvious scapegoats, easy targets and disposable at no consequence to the disposer."
Swan said that calls for justice in such cases "are often dismissed as overly sensitive people yet again playing the proverbial race card."
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What is the NAACP’s stance on the Knock-Out Games?
He is all over the comments on the article, making vague statements then dodging people when they ask further questions.
I’m sure their stance is something along the lines of “racist white old men/young adults/etc. who don’t understand the problems facing black youth.”
For God’s sake Dunn was convicted and it was the right call..this was NOT a first degree murder case, it never was, he just went off(Probably because he was pissed off about something) and shot him, it was not premeditated murder..he didnt go to that gas station intending on killing anyone. Gee, I wonder if the NAACP makes such a fuss about all the black on black crime, or the black on white crime(Knockout games) that are committed every single day, oh yeah I forgot, that’s no biggie
To be sure, it would help if we could have examples on handy of cases that are essentially the same as the Michael Dunn case but with the races reversed. The refrain goes that if Dunn was black and Davis was white then Dunn would have been arrested much sooner and gotten convicted of 1st degree murder and given the death penalty. The race activists might claim that Dunn was as guilty of first degree murder as, say, Mumia Abu Jamal and so if Mumia was given the death penalty, Dunn should have to.
it would be great if conservatives had examples of cases that disprove this and thereby bring down the fundamental arguments the race baiters try and use.
Another professional nigro, whining about the rational reaction of civilized people to his feral homies' barbarism.
These days, my 'give a damn meter' needs an occasional tap to make sure it's still working.
The upside to this story is that when you maggots manage to kick off the race war so many of you think you want, fretting about 'biased' juries will become one of the least of your worries.
Why did they go for first degree? It’s part mistrial because the prosecutor took too big of a bite.
I perceive that the false accusation of racism is quickly wearing out, like Santa Clause there comes a time when you have face the truth.
A question. How does the jury find him guilty of three counts of attempted murder and deadlocks over the one guy who died from a gunshot? I don’t really know whether Fla. has a second degree murder charge and what it entails. In NY first degree involves the death of a LEO or a witness. Second degree (25 to life) takes in the rest and we have the depraved indifference statute. If there was a second degree that’s what should have been brought. In a related case does anyone know what that retired LEO who shot the man in the movie theater was charged with?
“The failure to convict Michael Dunn of murder only highlights the perceived value of black life and reinforces the stereotypes”
Nope. It highlights that the prosecutor is an idiot going for Murder 1 instead of Murder 2 or manslaughter. But you go ahead there Mike and spout your race baiting talking points.
Mike = Talbert
None of these idiots have a clue what the legal definition of first degree murder is.
This is what will happen in this case. If he doesn’t get 20+ years, they will retry him for murder.
From my understanding murder 1 requires premeditation, murder 2 does not. They overcharged him and didn’t have the evidence to back it up. I beleive the jurors could have also convicted on murder 2 or manslaughter. I’m guessing the hung jury was a result of the disagreement of the jurors on which of the two possible lesser charges was appropriate.
It seems evil & unconstitutional to get convictions, not be satisfied with them, and retry on 1st degree murder. I don’t get what they say, it is being tried for the same crime twice.
None of these idiots have a clue about the difference between junior and II. What is it with these people. If you and your father have the same name, you are a JUNIOR. If you and your grandfather have the same name but your father's name is different, you are II.
Did this clown ever release a statement on the murders of these two people and the failure of the criminal justice system to convict OJ Simpson?
I thought not.
Wow, I thought of the same thing.
Relevant Family Guy
“The race activists might claim that Dunn was as guilty of first degree murder as, say, Mumia Abu Jamal and so if Mumia was given the death penalty, Dunn should have to.”
If you kill a cop in a state with the death penalty, you will get it, regardless of race. And what is this moron talking about, “mules for labor”??? Are we still stuck in 1860? /s
"You win a few.. lose a few... and some get rained out."