Shooting death of black teen puts Florida law back under spotlight

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Shooting death of black teen puts Florida law back under spotlight
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MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man appeared in court on Wednesday to face charges in the shooting death of an apparently unarmed black teenager in a case putting Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law back under the U.S. media spotlight less than a year after the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Michael Dunn, 45, is being held without bail on charges of second-degree murder for the Friday night shooting of Jordan Davis, who was also 17.

According to authorities, Dunn pulled into the parking lot of a Jacksonville, Florida, gas station alongside the SUV where Davis and three friends, all of them young African Americans, were listening to music.

Dunn asked them to turn their music down and, after an apparent exchange of words with Davis, he produced a gun and fired eight or nine shots at the SUV. At least two of the bullets hit Davis, causing his death.

Dunn, who was in Jacksonville for his son's wedding, sped off after the shooting but he was arrested on Saturday in Brevard County, Florida, police said.

Dunn's lawyer, Robin Lemonidis, told reporters that someone in the SUV brandished a shotgun and Dunn opened fire on the vehicle in self-defense.

"It will be very clear that Mr. Dunn acted responsibly, and as any responsible firearms owner would have acted, under these same circumstances," Lemonidis said.

She could not be reached for further comment on Wednesday but appeared to indicate that Dunn will invoke Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law in his defense.

The law gives legal protection to anyone, anywhere, to use deadly force in a case where a person is attacked and believes his life or safety is in danger.

Critics say the law, adopted under former Florida Governor Jeb Bush after a big push by pro-gun advocates, has been used to allow some Floridians to shoot and kill with impunity while also encouraging vigilante justice.

The law fell under a firestorm of criticism earlier this year when police in Sanford, Florida, cited it for their initial refusal to arrest George Zimmerman to face murder charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Police say no shotgun or other weapon was found in the SUV where Davis, a high school student, was shot and killed.

Formal charges against Dunn will be filed at a court appearance set for December 19, said Jackie Barnard, a spokeswoman for the State Attorney's office for the Fourth Judicial District of Florida.

"The investigation is ongoing and we're waiting for the sheriff's office to finish their investigation," she said. "We'll review the evidence and the State Attorney's office will make the appropriate charging decision."
 

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Police say no shotgun or other weapon was found in the SUV where Davis, a high school student, was shot and killed.
Stick a fork in him.
 

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Yup, if it's true, he's fucked.

Some idiot pulled into a parking lot and told a heard of young persons to turn down their music. That's just axing for trouble.
 
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If someone really did point a gun at him then he's justified in defending himself. HOWEVER, what kind of dipshit middle-aged white guy tells a group of black teenage boys to turn down the music in their SUV? If the dummy had just waited a couple minutes then either he or they would have been done filling up and would have left and he wouldn't have had to listen to their music anymore.
 

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If someone really did point a gun at him then he's justified in defending himself. HOWEVER, what kind of dipshit middle-aged white guy tells a group of black teenage boys to turn down the music in their SUV?
A dipshit middle-aged white guy with bulging gun muscles and an itchy trigger finger.
 

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HOWEVER, what kind of dipshit middle-aged white guy tells a group of black teenage boys to turn down the music in their SUV?
A dipshit middle-aged white guy from Florida, kingdom of dipshittery.
 
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Yep...



Michael Dunn, 45



Jordan Davis, 17

And it begins...

Justice For Jordan Russell Davis

Florida seriously needs some MAJOR intervention. We will be posting numbers for you to write to the Attorney General of Florida, the United States Department of Justice on the Civil Rights Violation's that are going on against our young UNARMED African American Male Teenagers. Totally unacceptable. Let them know we're not going to take it anymore! - Thanks for the Love. In Loving Memory - Jordan Russell Davis

Aaaaaaand next comment...

All we need now is Al, Sharpton, Steve Harvey, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah and Doctor Phil to start talking about this case.

We can do it. We can get Jordan's story out. Don't let anyone silence your voice.

I will try to get on radio programs to speak about this case. We're coming Jordan. We want justice for this tragic situation. Michael David Dunn, your going to pay.

Also, this guy said we're mak
ing White people "look bad."

Well maybe you should take that up witn the whites that kill the innocent black men this year. If they had of walk away, not bothered them and killed them, they would still be living and two we would not have to spread their story.

Some people need Jesus in their life. #TeamJordan

 

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Fuck this dipshit... toss him to the wolves. Let the savages have at him.
 

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If the dead young person had iced tea and skittles....
 

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After the shooting, Dunn and his girlfriend drove 159 miles to his home in Brevard County, where he was arrested the next day.
The dipshit's in Jacksonville for his kid's wedding. Friday night. Arrested Saturday. Probably was hammered to shit and had as much beer muscle as gun muscles.
 

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Leaving the scene of the crime really shits on his SYG case. If you're involved in a righteous self-defense shoot, you stick around and walk the cops through it. Leaving the scene and driving hours away? Nope... dummy's goose is cooked.
 

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Leaving the scene of the crime really shits on his SYG case. If you're involved in a righteous self-defense shoot, you stick around and walk the cops through it. Leaving the scene and driving hours away? Nope... dummy's goose is cooked.
Damn, now I'm starvin'. Earl, we got any goose back there?
 
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So when do you think the kid's criminal or issues at school record will come out?
 
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Leaving the scene of the crime really shits on his SYG case. If you're involved in a righteous self-defense shoot, you stick around and walk the cops through it. Leaving the scene and driving hours away? Nope... dummy's goose is cooked.

I'm sure he'll argue that he fled because he was afraid of them shooting back, but with no gun found at the scene he's going to have a tough time convincing any jury that he's not guilty. Also, he looks like he's one of those people who is always an asshole. His co-workers and any employees at any business he frequents are all probably glad they don't have to deal with his shitty attitude anymore. That's not an "I'm sad tha tI'm in jail" frown, that's an "I've had 45 years to work on this frown and nasty attitude" frown.
 

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See this story just proves that Zimmerman is guilty!

/sassycluelessblackwoman
 

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I'm sure he'll argue that he fled because he was afraid of them shooting back, but with no gun found at the scene he's going to have a tough time convincing any jury that he's not guilty.
If that's why he took off, he would have gone a few blocks and then called the police.

He definitely looks guilty.
 

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THE EVIL WHITE MAN MUST BE STOPPED! THEY ARE RUINING THE NICE BLACK COMMUNITIES!
 

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So, if asshole is a murderer, SYG doesn't apply.

If the brats in the car did have a shotgun, then he couldn't reasonably retreat for fear of being shot in the back, and SYG doesn't apply.

Yet the usual people will still scream and yell about SYG, murdering innocent black kids, vigilante justice, etc.

Also, biased, shitty article is biased and shitty.
 

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Yep...



Michael Dunn, 45



Jordan Davis, 17

And it begins...

Justice For Jordan Russell Davis

Florida seriously needs some MAJOR intervention. We will be posting numbers for you to write to the Attorney General of Florida, the United States Department of Justice on the Civil Rights Violation's that are going on against our young UNARMED African American Male Teenagers. Totally unacceptable. Let them know we're not going to take it anymore! - Thanks for the Love. In Loving Memory - Jordan Russell Davis

Aaaaaaand next comment...

All we need now is Al, Sharpton, Steve Harvey, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah and Doctor Phil to start talking about this case.

We can do it. We can get Jordan's story out. Don't let anyone silence your voice.

I will try to get on radio programs to speak about this case. We're coming Jordan. We want justice for this tragic situation. Michael David Dunn, your going to pay.

Also, this guy said we're mak
ing White people "look bad."

Well maybe you should take that up witn the whites that kill the innocent black men this year. If they had of walk away, not bothered them and killed them, they would still be living and two we would not have to spread their story.

Some people need Jesus in their life. #TeamJordan

This isn't a black/white thing... facebook pages like this pop up all the time calling for justice for the victim's of black-on-black violence too.

Wait... no they don't.
 

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If whitey was really killing all these innocent li'l colored boys it would be happening on a daily basis.