Michael Dunn of South Patrick Shores, Florida is accused of grabbing a 9mm pistol from his glovebox and firing two volleys of bullets at an SUV containing four teens during a parking-lot argument over loud music. The shots killed Jordan Davis and narrowly missed the other boys.
While in jail Dunn wrote letters to family members, friends and others claiming that he was being treated unfairly by the media and that the court system was biased toward blacks. In a letter to his daughter about “thugs,” he wrote, “This may sound a bit radical but if more people would arm themselves and kill these **** idiots when they’re threatening you, eventually they may take the hint and change their behavior,” WTEV News reports
Here’s a bit of demographics describing South Patrick Shores, Florida
White alone – 5,235 (89.1%)
Hispanic – 297 (5.1%)
Asian alone – 133 (2.3%)
Two or more races – 110 (1.9%)
Black alone – 69 (1.2%)
American Indian alone – 25 (0.4%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone – 3 (0.05%)
Other race alone – 3 (0.05%)
Does this tell you anything? Imagine this guy and his fiancee’ Rhonda Rouer going down on a Saturday afternoon to Jacksonville, Florida to attend his son’s wedding. Can you imagine the culture shock?
While at the wedding, according to Rhonda Rouer, he kicks back 3 or 4 rum and cokes. She has a few herself. On the way back to the hotel they decide to pick up a bottle of wine at a convenience store. They’re out of towners, they don’t know squat about the area. They pull in the parking lot next to an SUV with 4 occupants. The fiancee gets out of their rental car to buy the wine. While she’s in the store, Michael Dunn hears this loud music coming from the SUV. He hates the music! He rolls down his window to ask the occupants to turn it down. Initially the occupants comply but then as a second thought they become annoyed and decide to crank it back up.
As I was telling this story to my son this afternoon, he shockingly admitted to me that he’s done that before. He’s asked drivers at red lights to turn down their music too. I asked him, “well, how do they respond, when you roll your car window down and ask them to turn down their music?” He said sometimes they do it and sometimes they don’t. By the way, he doesn’t own a gun. He doesn’t need a gun to act like a jerk.
I guess I’m just not a confrontational person. The way I look at it, I’m only going to be at a red light for two minutes. I’ll just crank up my Moody Blues -Stevie Ray Vaughn – Wet Willie – Foreigner CD louder for the time being and if that doesn’t drown it out, I’ll pause the song until I can get away from the clown. I’m a “live and let live” type of person but apparently my son is not.
“Dunn faces charges of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder and shooting or throwing a deadly missile” I can’t explain the last one but I do have a question. Why wasn’t he charged with leaving the scene of a crime? I KNOW he’s guilty of that!
Ordinarily I don’t like to blog about racial cases. I just find them too controversial for discussion and basically a waste of time because in American society, I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s just too many other agendas to consider than the crime itself when trying to predict the outcome. George Zimmerman, case in point. Had I realized the extreme racial divide in Florida, I would have known that George Zimmerman could never be convicted. Whatever, here I am blogging about the murder of Jordan Davis.
During the last few days, my television has been bleeding “Michael Dunn Murder Trial” so I decided to check it out. As I’m watching HLN, I hear a familiar voice. It’s no other than John Guy, one of the same prosecutors who miserably failed to convict George Zimmerman. Whatta kwinky-dinky I thought!
So I listened for an hour or two of this boring monotone voice asking these rhetorical questions and allowing these over-the-top extremely long responses. I thought,”this is strange.” Usually when a prosecutor finally gets their chance to interrogate the accused, it’s not nice. You expect someone like Nancy Grace screaming at the top of her lungs, not Andy of Mayberry.
I expected “answer the question sir, yes or no!” not allowing Michael Dunn to go into this long ass narrative ending each answer with “I was afraid for my life.” Wow!
But this is another one of Florida State Prosecutor Angela Corey’s babies and assistant prosecutor John Guy must be her number one boy, right? I succinctly remember the outcome of her last crusade and unfortunately, I’m expecting the same.
Before the trial, the protesting began as expected in this case. Representatives of the New Black Panther Party, Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Jacksonville Progressive Coalition waved signs on the Duval County Courthouse lawn seeking justice for 17 year-old Jordan Davis.
Here’s part of what I read…
Fellow coalition member Richard Blake displayed a Justice for Jordan sign.
“What we’re not going to allow is young black men to be gunned down in the city of Jacksonville, or anywhere in Florida — or anywhere in this country — without repercussions for the killer,” Blake said.
This was noble of Richard Blake to say, I just wish he had said, “What we’re not going to allow is young men to be gunned down in the city of Jacksonville, or anywhere in Florida — or anywhere in this country — without repercussions for the killer,” This reminds of Michael Dunn’s letter to his daughter.
Someone, somewhere in this country has got to know that this doesn’t work. This is not coming together as a country. This is a division that the media feeds on and peddles every chance they get. When a wrong is wrong, no matter who the victim, I want justice. We should all want justice.
Let Us Pray