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February 16, 2014 - 9:14 am
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Michael Dunn was found guilty of four counts of attempted murder for shooting up an SUV full of black teenagers, one of whom died as a result. Dunn, who is white, says he asked the kids to turn down music that was blaring from their SUV. After they refused, he claims to have seen a gun emerge from one of the windows which is when he opened fire.

On the charge of first-degree murder in the death of 17-year old Jordan Davis, the jury couldn’t reach a verdict. Racial activists have now resurrected the ghost of George Zimmerman to “prove” that a young black man in Florida can’t get “justice.”

Except Dunn, who is 47 years old, is facing a mandatory 20 year sentence for each count of attempted murder. The chances are slim and none that he will ever see the outside world again.

CNN:

The incomplete finale to this emotional, hot-button trial — partly because of the fact Dunn is white and the teenagers who were shot at, including Davis, are black — echoed George Zimmerman’s trial for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin about 120 miles down the road in Sanford, Florida. While stand your ground wasn’t used by Dunn, his lawyers did argue that he fired in self-defense.

Given the partially hung jury, State Attorney Angela Corey said prosecutors would press for a new trial in Duval County on the murder charge.

“Justice for Jordan Davis is as important as it is for any victim,” said Corey, whose office also handled the Zimmerman case.

Even without a final decision on the murder count — and pending defense appeals — the 47-year-old Dunn is looking at a lengthy prison term.

Prosecutor Erin Wolfson explained Saturday night that each attempted second-degree murder conviction carries a minimum sentence of at least 20 years. There’s also a 15-year sentence possible on the conviction for shooting in the teenager’s vehicle.

“You are looking at basically at life in prison,” Strolla said, even as he vowed to challenge the convictions. “At 47 years old, that’s a life sentence regardless of count one.”

The decision to convict on these counts, and not on murder, didn’t come easily for a jury that had deliberated for about 30 hours since getting the case late Wednesday.

Judge Russell Healey acknowledged earlier Saturday that the jury of four white women, two black women, four white men, an Asian woman and a Hispanic man was “struggling, obviously.”

“But it’s not for want of trying to reconcile all of this,” he said then. “I think we’ve got some analytical people in there who are trying to do just that — trying to analyze this from every possible angle.”

The lack of a murder conviction upset some, including protesters who marched outside the Jacksonville courthouse calling for Corey to lose her job. “The people united will never be defeated,” they also chanted.

Yet Davis’ mother, Lucia McBath, didn’t express any anger when she addressed reporters Saturday night. Her family, she said, is “so very happy to have just a little bit of closure.”

“It’s sad for Mr. Dunn that he will live the rest of his life in that sense of torment, and I will pray for him,” McBath said. “And I’ve asked my family to pray for him.”

Trayvon Martin’s parents claimed that Davis’ death is a reminder that “racial profiling and stereotypes” may serve as the basis for illegitimate fear “and the shooting and killing of young teenagers.”

The fact is, Dunn’s story has a lot of holes, as I’ll explain on the next page.

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Cutting the power to a house with bolt cutters has fairly good odds of being a way to commit accidental suicide.
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Why should they be satisfied with Life in prison for the perpetrator when they weren't satisfied with a Death Sentence for the perpetrators in the Bird case.
You remember, when they weren't able to indict the entire white race for what happened to Mr. Bird in Texas because George W. Bush signed a Death Certificate but would not sign Hate Crimes Legislation.
The only thing that will satisfy activists will be the full condemnation of all white people, and the admission by all white people that it is somehow their fault, when a black teenager dies.
44 weeks ago
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My across the street neighbors in CA in a new subdivision were a solid middle class black couple with well behaved kids. Their nephew from Los Angeles came to visit one summer. Both the adults worked. The nephew failed to understand that he was now in a middle class community, and blared his music so loud in the house that it could be heard inside all the neighboring houses. City electrical code required main electrical boxes be mounted on the outside of houses so that in case of earthquake, wildfire, or whatever, emergency crews could turn off power without entering the structure. Some neighbors knocked and asked politely that he turn the music down. Didn't work. About the 4th or 5th time the power got turned off after people got tired of asking, he got the message.
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I dunno enough about the incident to have a strong opinion about Dunn's guilt. In Zimmerman's case, there was so much physical evidence to justify his actions that the prosecution wound up making the defense's case very well.
The facts cited in this case point to Dunn being, at best, trigger-happy. It's possible the jury's problem was not whether to convict of murder, but only what degree. The instructions usually say there should not be a compromise verdict; if eight said first and four said second, they're not supposed to split the difference or roll down to second.
44 weeks ago
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Escalation of force was warranted on the boom box.
44 weeks ago
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I was in a grocery store parking lot when an SUV pulled up blaring loud irritating rap music all over the area. The driver was staring at me as I walked by his vehicle clearly trying to get me to react to the noise. I reacted by dancing my way to the front door and we both got a good laugh. Best to just walk (dance) away and forget about it.
44 weeks ago
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In this Trayvon Martin Redux, we're going to be treated to DoJ coming after this man of singularly bad judgment with all legal civil rights guns blazing. I'd like to see that miserable prosecution team exposed for yet another political prosecution.
44 weeks ago
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I think you're picking the wrong case, Corlyss.
44 weeks ago
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Dunn sounds creepy. At the same time, his claim that the kids had a weapon and drove to dispose of it after the shooting is pretty plausible. To fire all those shots into the SUV was a horrible decision. At the same time, if a single one of the many cases in which blacks target non-blacks were treated as a political case - as this and the Zimmerman case were - what would people say? They would scream 'racism' all the live-long day..
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Tragic shooting: Adrian Broadway lost her life in a shooting on Saturday morning after being struck in the head by a bullet outside the home of Willie Noble

A mischievous prank turned deadly on Saturday after a 15-year-old girl was allegedly shot dead by an irate Arkansas homeowner who is now facing first-degree murder charges.


Adrian Broadway was allegedly hit in the head by Willie Noble, 48, after the teenage girl and five other friends covered Noble's car with leaves, eggs and mayonnaise just before 1am on Saturday morning.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2560678/15-year-old-girl-shot-killed-man-opened-fire-car-kids-covering-car-leaves-eggs-mayonnaise.html#ixzz2tY9fpIJU


......................shooter and dead girl, both black
you see this story anywhere?
44 weeks ago
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Dunn was guilty of 2nd degree murder. State Attorney Angela Corey (a disgrace as an officer of the court) overcharged him. The jury recognized the injustice and dead-locked on murder 1. Dunn will go to prison for a long time.

Justice was served.

Just not the kind of racial-justice the black bigots demanded.
44 weeks ago
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Why should they be satisfied with Life in prison for the perpetrator when they weren't satisfied with a Death Sentence for the perpetrators in the Bird case.
You remember, when they weren't able to indict the entire white race for what happened to Mr. Bird in Texas because George W. Bush signed a Death Certificate but would not sign Hate Crimes Legislation.
The only thing that will satisfy activists will be the full condemnation of all white people, and the admission by all white people that it is somehow their fault, when a black teenager dies.
44 weeks ago
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The headline may be grammatically correct, but I found it confusing. Maybe it should read 'race hustlers unhappy with Dunn only getting life in prison.'

The selective outrage is unsustainable. The worm will turn at some point.
44 weeks ago
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My across the street neighbors in CA in a new subdivision were a solid middle class black couple with well behaved kids. Their nephew from Los Angeles came to visit one summer. Both the adults worked. The nephew failed to understand that he was now in a middle class community, and blared his music so loud in the house that it could be heard inside all the neighboring houses. City electrical code required main electrical boxes be mounted on the outside of houses so that in case of earthquake, wildfire, or whatever, emergency crews could turn off power without entering the structure. Some neighbors knocked and asked politely that he turn the music down. Didn't work. About the 4th or 5th time the power got turned off after people got tired of asking, he got the message.
44 weeks ago
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He was showing off to the suburban kids. He would not have done that in South LA. The boys from Florencia would not have shut off his power. Order is returning to South LA.
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Heh. I had a colleague who lived in bad and getting worse part of L.A. One day the cretin across the street brought out his large stereo speakers, set them on the porch, cranked up some (c)rap, and started washing his car.

My colleague, name of McPherson, brought out his own... small... small.... bookshelf speakers, and cranked up some....


Bagpipe music.



He won.

:D

44 weeks ago
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Hahaha. I did the same thing once. I lived in a very large apt. complex - a square with an indoor pool in the center. I politely asked my neighbor beneath me to keep the music down. Each time he politely responded he would and did nothing. I went to the electrical switches in the bowels of the building and turned off his power. He was baffled. I left it off for several hours. He didn't know what happened but he must've suspected. He kept the music down after that.
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This anecdote reminds me of something I've seen twice in TV dramas. In both cases, someone who was really frustrated with incessant loud music from a neighbor's house went to the offending house and CUT THE ELECTRICAL WIRES GOING INTO THE HOUSE with bolt-cutters. In both cases, the program was set in LA and the annoyed neighbor was a police officer. I thought they were wonderful scenes but still doubt anyone, even a cop, would do such a thing in real life. I imagine they could go to jail for damaging the neighbor's property and it's just not worth it for a noise complaint.
44 weeks ago
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Cutting the power to a house with bolt cutters has fairly good odds of being a way to commit accidental suicide.
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