This is Michael Dunn, presumably confused as to how he just got away with murder.
Dunn, who repeatedly fired his gun at a vehicle in which 17-year-old Jordan Davis was killed, claimed to have been threatened with a shotgun. Police never found a shotgun; no witnesses reported seeing one. Though one thing is clear: Dunn told the kids to stop playing their “thug music” loudly, and later decided the best way to end the resulting dispute was by firing a gun at Davis’s car ten times — even as it pulled away.
Dunn invoked Florida’s well-used-by-threatened-people-who-aren’t-black “Stand Your Ground” defense. While the jury was deadlocked on the murder charge — for Davis’s killing — they found him guilty in the attempted murder of the three other teens in the car and he now faces up to 60 years in prison.
But still, bottom line is a white man got away with killing a black teen in Florida. And shit isn’t ever going to change in the Sunshine State.
(Pool photo: Bob Mack via the New York Times)