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In 2014 following the guilty verdict of Michael Dunn in the murder of Jordan Davis, I wrote the essay “There is no white boogeyman.” In it, I chided Black intellectuals on their paranoia: “Writers are now expressing the kind of trepidation and angst that would have us believe that Black children are not safe because…

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The Rev. Al Sharpton, president of National Action Network and host of his own MSNBC show “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton” released a statement on Wednesday following the guilty verdict in the Michael Dunn trial for the shooting death of a Georgia teen, Jordan Davis, who was visiting his father in Jacksonville, Florida, in November 2012.…

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A Florida jury today, found Michael Dunn guilty in the shooting death of Jordan Davis. After five hours of deliberation, the jury deemed Dunn guilty of first-degree murder for shooting the teen in November 2012 for playing loud music in an SUV where he was a passenger while parked in front of a Jacksonville convenience…

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Michael Dunn is innocent of murdering an unarmed black teenager. That’s what some of the jurors honestly believe. Some also believe that Dunn’s killing of Jordan Davis was not race-based. But in a taped conversation with his former fiancée, Rhonda Rouer, Michael Dunn complained about being in a cell by himself, but added: “But I…

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Defense attorney Cory Strolla said his detestable and reviled client Michael Dunn, tried for the November 2012 shooting death of Jordan Davis in Jacksonville, Fla, was “overcharged” with first-degree murder due to escalated political pressure and heightened media attention from last year’s George Zimmerman trial after shooting and killing another black teen, Trayvon Martin. “I…

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During testimony at the trial over the killing of  unarmed teen Jordan Davis, accused killer Michael Dunn’s words came back to haunt him. His fiancée, Rhonda Rouer, testified that she and Dunn had been drinking before the shooting. They went to a gas station for more alcohol when Dunn said to Rouer, “I hate that…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The trial of a white Floridian charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a black teen is eerily similar to 2013’s sensationalized case involving the cold-blooded killing of Trayvon Martin by Sanford, Fla. “neighborhood watch captain” George Zimmerman. Jury selection has begun today (Feb. 3, 2014) in the trial of…

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