Recently, I’ve stumbled across a story that really had me stunned for words. Last year in November, a 17 year old African American by the name of Jordan Davis was shot dead in Florida by a Caucasian man, Michael Dun. Michael was carrying a concealed weapon with a permit. The Jacksonville resident was riding in an SUV playing Hip Hop music when Michael argued that the music was too loud. Gun shots rang shortly after the dispute.
Dunn’s girlfriend Rhonda Rouer told authorities that Dunn had three coke and rums at a wedding reception prior to the shooting. On the drive back to the hotel. they made a pit stop at a store. At the Gate Station, Dunn told Rouer that he despised “Thug music”. Rouer then went into the store and heard several gunshots while still in the store.
Rouer witnessed Dunn putting his gun back into the glove compartment. After she asked why he shot at Davis’ car, Dunn exclaimed “They threatened to kill me”. Both Rouer and Dunn claimed they had no knowledge that anyone died after the incident until the story appeared on the news the next day.
Dunn is being charged with first-degree murder, and three counts of attempted murder.
This case in particular is very similar to the case of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. Little solid evidence from both sides beside one surveillance video that shows only the inside of the store was presented in court. Also, an African American boy was shot dead senselessly in the Florida area.
The question is, why isn’t CNN or the social media spewing with stories about Jordan Davis? Why hasn’t this story reached the airwaves like the Trayvon Martin story? Some may think that because Zimmerman was not initially arrested after his incident, the story was a lot more controversial. However, despite the beliefs, there is no one to blame but the national media for skipping this one over. What do you guys think? Read more up on the case and let us know in the comments below.