By now you've all heard the story that a middle-aged white man, Michael Dunn, visiting Jacksonville, Florida, for his son's wedding, shot "at least 8 shots" at four African American teenagers in an SUV while waiting outside a convenience store. Dunn killed 17 year old Jordan Davis, allegedly, because he claimed he was in fear for his life after he initiated a dispute with the teens over the loud music they were playing. There were no weapons in the vehicle into which he fired "at least 8 shots" from his gun, bullets that ultimately claimed the life of Jordan. In other words the kids he fired "at least 8 shots" at from his handgun were unarmed. Mr. Dunn was the only one carrying.
has given an interview in which she claims her father is not like
George Zimmerman in any respect. According to her, Dunn is not a
racist, is a good man and loving father and is heartbroken at the death
of of young Jordan. He's no "vigilante"
claims Dunn's lawyer. This was all simply a horrible tragedy and when
the truth comes out Mr. Dunn will have been shown to have acted
reasonably when he fired "at least 8 shots" into the backseat of the SUV
where Jordan was sitting.
Oh and Dunn's attorney has indicated that he plans to rely upon
Florida's notorious "stand your ground" law to claim self defense. Now,
it's not often that a person can fire "at least 8 shots" at an unarmed
teenager and claim he was acting in self defense, but then that's the
"beauty" of Florida's Statute Sections 776.012
for criminal defense attorneys. It expands the universe where defense
can be used to avoid prosecution or conviction when you shoot someone
with your firearm. Here's the text of the law:
It just goes on and on.....Tom