What is on my mind at the moment is the “loud-music” trial in Florida. While this event took place back in November 2012, I believe now more than ever that something should be done.
Jurors reached a verdict Saturday night on four of five charges, according to cnn.com.
Three of which are counts of attempted second-degree murder. However, according to cnn.com, the judge has declared a mistrial on count one which is first-degree murder.
On Nov. 23, 2012, Michael Dunn pulled into a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station next to an SUV full of teenagers, one of which was 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
Dunn, who became aggravated with the teenagers overly loud music coming from their vehicle, engaged in an argument with the teenagers and opened fire on the SUV 10 times, according to nbcnews.com. Jordan Davis was killed by that gunfire.
Dunn opened fire on the SUV because he saw what he believed to be the barrel of a gun emerging out of the back window where Davis was sitting. According to nbcnews.com, no gun was found.
The trial has been receiving plenty of attention. Which I believe, as well as cnn.com and nbcnews.com, has a lot to do with the Trayvon Martin case.
Though they strike so much similarity, at the same time both cases are of different caliber, according to nbcnews.com.
This may be true to an extent, but I cannot help but receive the same gut-wrenching emotions I felt when news broke about the death of Martin, and later the not guilty verdict of Zimmerman.
It may also be true that Dunn will receive jail-time.
But I have to say that it would make me feel a heck of a lot better to see that first-degree murder charge hit the table.
I hate to see anyone receive any unjust punishment, but at the same time I hate to see someone who deserves proper punishment get away.
When it comes down to the wire, it is another black teen being killed by another white male over something so petty and unjustifiable that the case itself from the defense point of view is falling apart by the minute. To me this is not justice. Maybe I am wrong, and maybe my opinion seems absurd.
But how many more young black teens in our country are going to fall victim to another trigger-happy candidate with a permit before we as nation see the big picture?