I had plenty to say on Twitter about the trial of Michael Dunn for killing Jordan Davis. Many others were vocal on the topic as well. Below is a series of tweets, most but not all by me, written as the verdict drew near and then after Dunn was found guilty on 4 of the 5 charges levied against him. As we all know now, there was a hung jury on the 5th and most damning of the charges. No verdict was rendered for the murder of Jordan Davis. Nine jurors voted GUILTY but three felt there was reasonable room for doubt, or rather, for belief that Michael Dunn was acting in self defense rather than indignation and rage and bigotry. There may be a second trial and eventually full closure. For now, knowledge that Michael Dunn resides in a prison cell where he will likely be for the remainder of his days serves as cold comfort.
R.I.P. Jordan Davis
Comparing Dunn to Zimmerman is easy. Both needlessly instigated. But the cases
In the #DunnTrial only one side has made a cogent argument. Dunn contradicts himself from one minute to the next. Only consistency is his sweaters.
If the jury screws this up I say that at the very least, all trials for murders committed
Since it doesn't seem to already be a law, I feel there should be one in place that
If you're carrying a gun, shouldn't you be extra cautions to AVOID confrontation?
the verdict in the #DunnTrial shows that laws in FL are set up in favor of killers who claim fear as motive. He will serve time in jail because of his excess, not his initial evil.
RT @JoyceCarolOates Have there been contributions to a "defense fund" for Dunn as there had been for Zimmerman? If not, this is an encouraging sign of change.
that more was desired - total justice.
Of all Twitter reactions to highly publicized court cases, response to Casey Anthony's acquittal was most baffling http://lineaday.blogspot.com/
jurors were boneheaded to put it kindly.
Black on Black / Poor on Poor crime is awful. Injustice in our courtrooms is awful. The Holocaust was awful. American slavery was awful. SEPARATELY
Connections are there to be made of course. Slavery's impact continues to be felt on
But different forms of tragedy deserve to be examined individually, independently.
I know people who own guns and this knowledge doesn't bother me at all. The odds