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  • Florida lawmakers vote to expand ‘stand your ground’ law

    02/22/2014 12:59:00 AM PST · by kingattax · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-21-14 | Liz Goodwin
    Less than a week after Michael Dunn was not convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager, a bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers passed a bill out of committee on Thursday that would expand the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law. Dunn, 47, was charged with murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside a convenience store last year. Dunn said he feared for his life after he asked Davis and three other teenagers to turn down the music in their car. He claimed he saw a shotgun in their car and then fired 10 shots, three of which...
  • Media Deploys Foaming Phalanx Of Race-Baiters, Screaming About Michael Dunn Mistrial

    02/20/2014 2:21:44 AM PST · by IChing · 8 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 2/19/14 | Donald Joy
    Rabid race-agitator Soledad O’Brien seems to have stayed on at CNN after all, close-cropping her locks and disguising herself as weekend anchor Don Lemon. Lemon, his obnoxious guest Marc Lamont Hill, and a gaggle of other slobbering, bug-eyed maniacs made a mockery of the TV news reporting profession this past Saturday, shrieking and jabbering hysterically about yet another racially charged, high-profile Florida murder case as its outcome was being deliberated and finally announced. While it became increasingly apparent that the jury in the Michael Dunn case was deadlocked over the murder charge against him, an especially vitriolic Lemon and his...
  • Salon: ‘White Thugs Killing Black Teens’ – Time for Violent Response?

    02/20/2014 2:10:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Salon via Barb Wire ^ | February 18, 2014 | Matt Barber
    <p>Declaring that “Florida cannot defend black life against white fear,” Brittney Cooper, a liberal, race-baiting, African American writer for Salon.com, has made the not-so-subtle suggestion that perhaps it’s time for black folks to react with violence when a court of law doesn’t rule to their satisfaction.</p>
  • Who are the real thugs? (White guys with guns are the real thugs, says the author)

    02/19/2014 1:51:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 19, 2014 | Roger Simon
    Let’s play a game. It’s called: “Who’s the Thug?” It’s the day after Thanksgiving 2012, and four teenagers are sitting in a Dodge Durango outside a convenience store in Jacksonville, Fla. The Durango is red, which is unimportant. The teenagers are black, which is important. The teenagers are planning to try to pick up some girls later in the evening and have stopped for some gum — “so our breath would smell good,” one will later testify — and cigarettes. The teenagers are playing loud music in the Durango. A car pulls up next to the Durango, parking very close...
  • Florida 'loud music' trial juror: 'I believed he was guilty'

    02/19/2014 3:41:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/19/14 | Ed Payne
    One of the jurors who convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder after he fired into an SUV during a fatal argument over loud music believes he should have been convicted of first-degree murder. "I believed he was guilty," Valerie said in an interview with ABC's "Nightline" early Wednesday. Also known as juror No. 4, she asked that her full name not be given in order to protect her identity. A jury on Saturday night convicted Dunn of three charges of attempted murder for shooting at three teenagers in an SUV and one count of shooting into the vehicle on November...
  • Justice and race: Congressman talks about verdict in Florida case during Paterson service

    02/17/2014 3:36:44 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | February 17, 2014 | LINDA MOSS
    A day after a Florida jury deadlocked on a murder charge in the so-called "loud music" trial, the highest-ranking African-American member of Congress said the case is more proof that race does matter in America — and in its courtrooms. Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, the House's assistant Democratic leader, made the remarks Sunday after serving as a guest speaker, celebrating Black History Month, at St. Luke Baptist Church in Paterson, the city where he spent his summers working as a teenager and later got married. Sunday would have been the 19th birthday of Jordan Davis, who was killed...
  • Zimmerman case was everything Dunn case was not

    02/17/2014 10:01:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 17, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Independently verifiable justifiable use of deadly force versus an incredible unsupported story.The Zimmerman and Dunn cases have been lumped together by many commentators, but the cases had almost nothing in common. Based on the evidence presented in court, the Zimmerman jury got it right. Based on the evidence presented in court, the Dunn jury got the murder count wrong in deadlocking — although until they speak, we can’t know why. Zimmerman’s explanation for the use of deadly force was consistent with eyewitnesses, medical evidence, ballistics, and the forensic evidence. Dunn’s explanation for the use of deadly force lacked credibility, had...
  • Why Are White Men Like Michael Dunn So Angry?

    02/17/2014 7:34:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Root ^ | February 17, 2014 | Travis L. Gosa, Ph.D.
    A crisis in white masculinity is killing black teenagers and, history says, the violence is likely to continue. Why are so many white men like Michael Dunn angry? Dunn, the man found guilty Saturday on three counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting into a car full of black teenagers at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station after an argument over loud rap music—but not convicted of the murder of Jordan Davis, the 17-year-old slain in the incident—provides some answers. Like Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, Dunn’s case represents the rage felt by many angry white men in America. During his...
  • Local NAACP President Talbert Swan II decries justice system following mistrial

    02/17/2014 3:36:06 PM PST · by matt04 · 21 replies
    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,...
  • Sharpton Blasts Michael Dunn Verdict

    02/17/2014 3:00:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    washingtoninformer.com ^ | February 16, 2014 | James Wright
    The Rev. Al Sharpton, who for decades has taken up causes of injustice against African-Americans, said that he is "deeply disappointed" by the verdict handed down Saturday in the Michael Dunn case. Dunn, a white man, was on trial for fatally shooting Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teenager, after he fired 10 rounds into an SUV occupied by Davis and three friends at a Florida gas station in November 2012 amid a dispute over loud music coming from the vehicle. The jury was unable to reach a decision on the first-degree murder charge, but convicted Dunn, 47, of three counts...
  • Jury Decides on Four of Five Counts in Loud-Music Murder Trial

    02/15/2014 3:24:49 PM PST · by libstripper · 149 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb. 15, 2014 | Elisha Fieldstadt .
    urors in the trial of a white Florida man who fatally shot a black teenager over loud music said on their fourth day of mulling the case that they reached a verdict on four of five counts, but cannot come to a consensus on one count of first-degree murder. Michael Dunn, 47, says he was acting in self-defense when he shot at an SUV 10 times while parked next to four teens at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station in November 2012. The shots killed Jordan Davis, 17, of Marietta, Ga. Dunn is charged with first-degree murder, three counts of attempted...
  • Michael Dunn trial: Jury reaches verdict on four of five counts

    02/15/2014 8:22:44 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 18 replies
    Newsday ^ | February 15, 2014 | Associated Press
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 47-year-old software developer was convicted Saturday of attempted murder for shooting into a carful of teenagers after an argument over what he called their "thug music," but jurors couldn't agree on the most serious charge of first-degree murder. After more than 30 hours of jury deliberations over four days, a mistrial was declared on the murder charge that Michael Dunn faced in the fatal shooting of one of the black teens. The 12 jurors found him guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and a count of firing into an occupied car.... A sentencing date...
  • Michael Dunn trial: Man accused of shooting teen over music

    02/04/2014 6:02:49 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 75 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | February 2, 2014 | Tamara Lush / AP
    A man with a gun. A black teen, shot dead. Was it murder or self-defense? Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Florida in the trial of 47-year-old Michael Dunn, a Satellite Beach software developer charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the November 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis outside a Jacksonville convenience store. Authorities say an argument over loud music led to the shooting. Davis was parked in a vehicle with three friends outside the store. Dunn and his fiance had just left a wedding reception and were heading back home when they stopped at the...
  • Fatal shooting over music compared to Trayvon Martin case

    11/30/2012 6:06:29 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 36 replies
    KLTV ^ | November 30, 2012 | By By JACOB JORDAN Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) - 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, there were several witnesses to 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...
  • Another Shooting May Test Florida Law(Jordan, Dunn)

    11/29/2012 12:52:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 28 November, 2012 | LIZETTE ALVAREZ
    MIAMI — In what could become another test of Florida’s broad self-defense law, a software developer charged with killing a Jacksonville teenager said he reached for his gun and fired eight rounds only after he was threatened with a shotgun.
  • Passenger in vehicle with Jordan Davis was adult convicted of burglary in 2011

    12/05/2012 6:41:04 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5 December, 2012 | marktwain
    One of the passengers in the Durango that was fired on by Michael Dunn was an adult convicted of burglary in 2011. Tommie Stornes was on probation at the time of the shooting. It is not known if the Dodge Durango involved in the shooting was the same Dodge Durango that was used in the burglary.
  • Argument over loud music led to teen's fatal shooting, cops say(Trayvon Martin redux?)

    11/27/2012 10:23:53 PM PST · by Arthurio · 104 replies
    A Brevard County man remained in jail late Tuesday, accused of shooting a teenager dead in an argument over loud music. Michael David Dunn, 45, and his girlfriend were in Jacksonville Friday for Dunn's son's wedding when they stopped at a convenience store, Jacksonville sheriff's Lt. Rob Schoonover said. Jordan Russell Davis, 17, and several other teenagers were sitting in a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot when Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down their music, Schoonover said. Jordan and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot...
  • Prosecutors dispute that friends of Jordan Davis fled after shooting

    03/21/2013 12:18:21 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 3 replies
    Jacksonville.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Larry Hannan
    Prosecutors are asking a judge to deny bail to the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis and are disputing that the three other teenagers with the victim left the scene and could have discarded a weapon. They fled only a few hundred feet and for less than two minutes, according to an affidavit. Wednesday the State Attorney’s Office released its motion to deny bail to Michael David Dunn, 46, who has been in jail since shortly after the November shooting outside a Jacksonville convenience store. A three-page affidavit from the lead detective in the case says the teenagers...