Last week, the trial of Michael Dunn, also known as “yet another George Zimmerman”, started in Florida. Dunn is accused of killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis, in the parking lot of a 7-11 of a gas station on November 23, 2012. Authorities say that Dunn shot the van of unarmed teens because of the loud music coming from their car. Davis was killed from the gun shots, while the other occupants were seriously injured. Although Dunn stated he “thought” the teens had a weapon, police never recovered one.
Saturday, Rhoda Rouer testified that Dunn Dunn told her “I hate that thug music” as she walked into the convenient store to buy snacks. While she was in the store, is when the argument over loud music occurred between Dunn and Davis. Tevin Thompson said he never heard Davis threaten Dunn. Thompsons also said that the cars were so close together that neither would have been able to exit their vehicles.
During the argument Dunn fired three shots into the passenger door. The shots pierced Davis’ liver and aorta. After shooting at the car, Dunn casually returned to his hotel with Rouer, and made rum and cokes and ordered a pizza. As if nothing ever happened, apparently.
Dunn has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder related to three teens — Leland Brunson, Tommie Stornes and Tevin Thompson — also in the vehicle with Davis.
Dunn’s attorney is arguing for his innocence based on Florida’s insane “Stand Your Ground” law.
The state attorney’s office of jacksonville released letters that Dunn wrote to his family while in prison. Included in the letters were various racial epithets. He called black people gangster ghetto thugs, and mentioned how racist blacks are. He also hoped for an all-white republican jury. He left his daughter with these words of advice, “This may sound a bit radical, but if more people would arm themselves and kill these fucking idiots when they’re threatening you, eventually they make take the hint and change their behavior.”