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Michael Dunn, who was convicted on three counts of attempted murder,  compared himself to rape victims during jailhouse conversations.   Dunn said that he was in a similar situation with women who are blamed for being raped because of the way they dress.

According to an ABC News reports, prosecutors released audio from jailhouse calls from Dunn where he talked about the shooting of Jordan Davis in Jacksonville, Fl:

“I was the one that was being preyed upon and I fought back. It’s not quite the same but it made me think of like the old TV shows and movies where like how the police used to think when a chick got raped going, ‘Oh, it’s her fault because of the way she dressed,'” Dunn told his fiancée Rhonda Rouer in one call.  “I’m like, ‘So it’s my fault (laughing) because I asked them to turn their music down. I got attacked and I fought back because I didn’t want to be a victim and now I’m in trouble. I refused to be a victim and now I’m incarcerated.”

Last Saturday, yet another clusterfuck of a Florida jury dropped the ball on the high profile case, when they couldn’t come to a consensus on whether or not Dunn committed first degree murder.  Dunn was found guilty on four of the five charges, but a mistrial was declared on the first-degree-murder charge in the death of Davis.

One of the jurors who convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder believes he should have been convicted of first-degree murder.

“I believed he was guilty,” Valerie said in an interview with ABC’s “Nightline” early Wednesday. Also known as juror No. 4, she asked that her full name not be given in order to protect her identity.  Valerie said the jury’s first vote was 10-2 in favor of a murder conviction. Over nearly 30 hours of deliberations, the vote became 9-3. She also said all of the jurors felt Dunn crossed a line when he continued to fire at the SUV as it fled the scene. In their minds, any threat Dunn may have felt before had passed.

“We all believed that there was another way out, another option,” she said.  “Roll your window up, ignore the taunting, put your car in reverse … move a parking spot over. That’s my feeling.”

But apparently some didn’t feel the line was crossed enough to charge Dunn with first degree murder.

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  • I read some of this interview, and I believe she said none of the jurors saw it as a “race thing”. And therein lies the problem. Until people realize that the criminal justice system is racist, people will justify the murder of black men/women. The world isn’t fair, people operate with biases all the time, so why the hell won’t the system have these same biases ingrained in them if PEOPLE are running them? That’s why people avoid going to trial like the plague because juries/people’s opinions suck, are incredibly flawed, and subject to be influenced by random ish. The stand your ground law needs to be eliminated.

    • geenababe

      It amaze me how with this case and the Trayvon Martin case…race was ignored or not used in any way shape or form. Also I find it hard to believe that this jury didn’t see this as a race thing. They may have said they didn’t see it as a race thing but in their heart and their minds they knew what this was about. If I am right with my thinking the three jurors that held out would have felt differently about Michael Dunn’s story if race were reserved or if it was two people of the same background. It seem like people think that if you don’t speak it, race or racist will disappear and everything will be peachy,

    • @geenababe..true!

  • MimiLuvs

    Off topic:

    I know that this story had died down (when it comes to the media), but has anyone else heard about the incident involving a Florida man by the name of Michael Giles?

  • Jessie

    Recognize apartheid yet?

  • Cammy

    Michael’s mad and I’m glad,
    And I know what’ll fix him–
    A jury of his peers and
    A tough judge to nix him.

  • Anthony

    Michael Dunn has managed to make Zimmerman look intelligent. At least Zimmerman knew that a shooter should at least call the police and act like legality mattered after shooting someone. Dunn thought that with a black victim, all he had to say, was: “look at him, he was black; I felt threatened,” the day after, when the police caught with up with his dumb ass. The problem was that the prosecution allowed racists just as dumb as Dunn on the jury.