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Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
The jury hung 9-3 to convict Michael Dunn of murdering Jordan Davis. The three holdouts bought his self-defense claim.
The jury convicted Dunn of three counts of attempted second degree murder and one count of shooting into a vehicle based on the 4 shots that Dunn fired at the fleeing Durango. The three holdouts believed he “crossed the line” and was no longer shooting in self-defense when he fired those shots.
The 3 holdouts for self-defense probably provide a sufficient excuse for Angela Corey to decide not to retry Dunn for the Jordan Davis murder.
The inability of this jury to convict Dunn serves as a stark reminder that white guys can get away with killing unarmed black male teenagers in Florida by fleeing the scene, ordering a pizza, waiting to see if the police arrest them, and simply tell them that they thought they saw a gun and felt threatened.
The Zimmerman and Dunn cases stand for the proposition that it’s OK to murder unarmed black teenagers and lie about it.
Just don’t miss or you will spend the rest of your life in prison.