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Trial Begins in Case of Man Who Murdered Florida Teen Jordan Davis Over Loud Music

The case of a Florida high school student named Jordan Davis who was shot dead in 2012 on the day after Thanksgiving over a dispute about loud music. The trial of his killer, Michael Dunn, began Thursday. Dunn claims he felt threatened by Davis and his three teenage friends after in an SUV that pulled up next to him. According to his police interview, one of the teens in the car said something about “killing.” Dunn said when Davis allegedly bent down in the car he feared he was reaching for a weapon. Dunn then used his handgun to shoot four times into the SUV. When the teenagers started to retreat, Dunn chased their vehicle and shot four to five more shots. Jordan was fatally shot in the backseat. Dunn is expected to use the Stand Your Ground defense during his trial, in which he faces the same prosecutor who argued the Trayvon Martin case. We play excerpts from the trial’s opening arguments, and speak with Michael Skolnik, editor-in-chief of GlobalGrind.com, who has been closely following the case and has been in contact with Davis’ parents. He serves on the board of directors of the Trayvon Martin Foundation. Skolnik also explains why he’s asked the rapper DMX not to fight George Zimmerman in a celebrity boxing match.

Source:
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/7/trial_begins_in_case_of_man

Hear the words of Jordan’s Mother of how this man murdered her son because he was black. This Stand Your Ground law has made it easy for white men to kill and use as reason for their racist minds to commit crimes.

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