Jordan Davis Family Can’t Show Support At Michael Dunn Trial

End Stand Your Ground

At a pretrial hearing in a Jacksonville court today, 45-year-old Michael Dunn – who killed Jordan Davis, 17, at a Florida gas station last year – appeared in shackles wearing an orange jump suit as Judge Russell Healey acted on three defense motions that impact the upcoming trial.

The defense wanted to let the trial jury next year visit the gas station; to only let Jordan Davis’ parents or witnesses inside the courtroom when they testify; and to keep any Davis memorabilia out of court during the trial.

Judge Healy, due to “logistical concerns” for the safety of the jury, denied the motion by Dunn’s defense team, led by attorney Cory Strolla, to allow the jury to visit the scene of the crime, and denied a defense motion to only allow Davis’ family in court while they testify. However, he granted a motion that supporters not be allowed to wear Jordan Davis t-shirts, bracelets, ribbons…

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Posted on 12/12/2013, in Jordan Davis and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. Don’t show any emotions during the trial of the murderer of your own kid? that’s absurd! what is that supposed to mean?? they’re going to kick the family out if they start crying when the defense liars start denigrating and blaming the victim, their kid?
    i mean i understand asking them to try to stay composed to the best of their ability for the sake of courtroom decorum, but what are human beings supposed to act like when they see pics of their loved one’s body with bullet holes in it?
    who’s justice system is this? what about the rights of the victim, without whom there would be no trial in the first place? the victims are also sometimes alive like the parents who have to live now with out their kid because some punk asshole took him away from them! what about their justice system?

    i’m already worried. did you hear about the cop who got acquitted after murdering a Katrina victim?? and OMG this case in GA where the guy actually went out to his car, got a gun and came back in the bar and shoved the gun up to a guys chest and pulled the trigger, then got off on SYG??!!

    BTW. fair warning, the vile POS omara is in the video talking stupidity as if he’s some expert. sorry this is the only video i know.

    Nov 17 2013″ on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Q8UlrSq5o&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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    • shannoninmiami, Thank you for the link! This case was similar to the black service man in Florida who shot a man outside of the bar, however the verdict was much different, guess the color of the killer is more important than true justice, right? Stand your ground and freely murder black people laws must go…. Our state legislators need to get there racist priorities out of our laws in this nation… They seem to have forgotten that under our constitution there is no place for laws that discriminate by skin color… again thanks for this link, it once more shows the stupidity of laws that allow a person to murder while committing a crime to be set free if they are a member of the alleged master race… I some times wonder if we have been transported back in time..

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  2. Xena, What is your opinion of the possibility of Dunn’s attorney using the consumption of alcohol to excess as a defense in this case? Nation wide it seem to be a new trend in opinion that people lose the responsibility for their actions when under the influence of intoxicating substances. While under the surface it appears that Dunn had a lot of pent up anger toward black people, could it be argued that only because he was under the influence of alcohol he acted out that anger taking the life of a black child? Could he not argue that he, because of his intoxicated condition thought he was in extreme danger and was “forced” to defend himself from an imaginary danger? My opinion that intoxication does not relieve one of responsibility for their actions, while not very popular, is well known, but it seems that a lot of people feel that when a person drinks their level of responsibility drops and could possibly be used as a defense for their actions much like happened in this case… is it possible that it would allow a murderer like Dunn to escape punishment? Could this be a new trend in defense, arguing that “diminished responsibility caused by alcohol consumption” allows people to escape justice for the results of their actions?
    It’s Friday the 13th, I have ice on the steps into my cave, would it be a good day to just hide and wait for the spring thaw? My four legged child has just informed me that will not happen… He is standing by the door looking at me with eyes that say, take me out, and let me play on the ice (or trust me, I won’t pull you around like a sled like I have been doing all week)…..

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    • crazy1946. Those four legged children are good reminders of the weather. LOL!! I have a huge, fenced in backyard so only need to go to the backdoor. But, the air is still chilling. My grand-dog is part Siberian Husky so this is her type of weather.

      I don’t know if the alcohol defense will be raised because Dunn was not found until the following day. His girlfriend gave a statement that he wasn’t drunk when they pulled into the convenience store. Seems that his only defense is the lie that he thought he saw a shotgun pointed at him. He claims that the SUV pulled off to hide the gun. That fails all logic. The SUV pulled off because he was shooting into it. He also continued to shoot as the SUV pulled away. There was no threat ever, but his continuation to fire his gun into the back of the SUV indicates that he deliberately did so. That is why he is charged with 1st degree murder and several counts of attempted murder.

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      • Xena, My four legged child weighs 110 lbs of muscle… He is a sable (white) registered German Shepard, and trust me, it never gets too cold for him! He does have a pen that is 10X20 where he spends most of the day when the weather is dry, but because he is too well house broken, he will not potty in his cement floored pen and has to be walked on a leash several times a day.. Now for the joke he has a sun cover over 1/2 of the pen, he has a rain cover over the other half, and he has a custom built log cabin child (dog) house for comfort. You don’t think he is just a little spoiled do you? He thinks he’s abused because I won’t let him run free, to eat the neighbors or the mail man, he is particularly fond of UPS delivery drivers….

        As far a Dunn is concerned, he admitted to have been drinking a little bit, but his GF said he had more than he admitted to. Frankly IMO he was pretty well drunk when the incident occurred. Not that it would matter if he was drunk or sober, he still murdered a child and endangered more people than just those in the vehicle… He should have tried for a plea deal, but chose not to pursue that avenue… IMO an oak tree, a good strong hemp rope and a chair would be a good sentence. Basically the only real difference between Dunn and Zimmerman is their age…. Both need to be locked up for the protection of the general public… Maybe we can get them locked in a small cell together… Now that could be considered justice, right?

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        • crazy1946. Spoiled? Our four legged children deserve nothing less.

          German Shepherd Dogs were my breed of choice, but my son decided to adopt from a shelter this time. I don’t regret it. She is intelligent, a good watch dog, and great company.

          German Shepherd Dog Barking

          About Dunn, I’m getting the impression that it will all come down to the jury. As we saw in Zimmerman’s trial, the defense appealed to the jury’s biases and rendered evidence moot. I would advise Corey that if any potential juror uses the word “riots,” to make sure that person does not sit on the jury.

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          • Xena, I’ll be real suspicious if the jury consists of all middle aged white women… Especially if their spouses are attorney’s! Actually, this time I don’t think they could surprise me, I already expect that some how Corey will throw the case… I would be more surprised if the jury convicted Dunn, OK, let me clarify that, if the jury convicted Dunn of any charge stronger than a jay walking citation… Then you have to worry about the jury instructions, and the judge that might give him a sentence of time served, or, or and or….. one thing you must admit, if we don’t expect much from the legal (less) system in Florida, we can’t be disappointed with the verdict, right?

            If you were dealing with a computer that has an auto spell check and grammar check, you would soon learn to hate that part, especially if you forgot to disable it when you got ready to write a post, and only remember it is there after you hit the post reply button…. grrrrr…..

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          • roderick2012

            @crazy,

            I don’t believe that Dunn will be convicted on 1st degree murder due to the size of the jury.

            The fact that the Jacksonville area has a higher percent of AA’s there should be at least three AA’s on the jury, but given some of the comments I have read that the black teens ‘should have RESPECTED Dunn’ I doubt that the prosecution can get a unanimous guilty verdict with a twelve person jury.

            This country is getting very scary.

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          • Yes, this country IS getting scary!!

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        • roderick2012

          Of course Dunn was drunk.

          He was on his way from his son’s wedding reception when he stopped at the store so his girlfriend could buy some more booze.

          The fact that the girlfriend was driving Dunn’s car proves that Dunn didn’t believe he was sober enough to get behind the wheel.

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          • The fact that the girlfriend was driving Dunn’s car proves that Dunn didn’t believe he was sober enough to get behind the wheel.

            YES!

            You have really thought this through with great thought and insight, roderick!

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      • Eh, Dunn is a pissy guy with impulse problems. He had to scrabble hard for a defense – that he thought he saw a gun. BS.

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        • roderick2012

          I’ve read that Dunn has beaten his wife and is a drug addict.

          That sounds disturbingly familiar.

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        • Two sides.

          He had to scrabble hard for a defense – that he thought he saw a gun.

          IIRC, he came up with that story after he was arrested. In his effort to avoid arrest, he wanted to know why he was being arrested since he heard the guys in the SUV say “I’m gonna kill you bitch” or something like that.

          I’m going to embed his interview here because I need to watch it again to refresh my memory. 🙂

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      • roderick2012

        Yes, Dunn’s lies defy all logic.

        If someone inside the SUV had a gun why didn’t they return fire instead of leaving the scene?

        Also if Dunn saw a gun why didn’t he go inside the store and call the police?

        If Dunn saw a gun why did he go and sit in the passenger seat of the car which was right next to SUV and calmly load his gun?

        He made himself an easy target if someone in the SUV had a weapon.

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        • If Dunn saw a gun why did he go and sit in the passenger seat of the car which was right next to SUV and calmly load his gun?

          He made himself an easy target if someone in the SUV had a weapon.

          Roderick,

          Brilliant. You are RIGHT!

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          • roderick2012

            Just like I posted on another site how Trayvon’s dropped cell phone proved that he didn’t ambush George and was probably surprised by George while he was talking to DeeDee his little rodent fans were all over me telling me how I had no proof blah blah blah.

            OTOH they uncritically believe every lie that George told about that night.

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      • roderick2012

        Xena: That is why he is charged with 1st degree murder and several counts of attempted murder.

        Yet the State isn’t seeking the death penalty.

        Another Angela Corey special.

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        • roderick2012.

          Yet the State isn’t seeking the death penalty.

          Another Angela Corey special.

          Although I’m against the death penalty, I did notice that.

          By the way, I sent you an email.

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          • roderick2012

            The only emails I have gotten are comment notifications from this site.

            I checked my spam folder too so I don’t know where it is.

            When did you send it? Remember that I am on EST.

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          • Roderick2012. It was an email in response to your request to join private chat. I included the only rule and some other things and asked if still wanted to join. I’ll find and re-send if you are still interested.

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          • roderick2012

            Please re-send.

            Thanks.

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          • roderick2012. Just re-sent it.

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  3. Deborah Jordan

    We r still at this place of racial divide here in Jacksonville? Had it been a SUV with 4 white boys would Michael Dunn have acted the same? I’d like to believe this is not racial but I’d be fooling myself. I am a 52 yo white woman with 3 teenage grandsons, who happen to be black. How easily this could’ve been my boys and their music…..I pray the jury will do the right thing and recognize this for what it is, a man who in his ignorance and racist mind, has no regard for human life and should never be given the opportunity to harm another child.

    God bless the Davis family. I cry with you and my heart knows I’ll never understand the tragedy that has been rained upon your family, I do understand the loss of a child in our family and the changes it forces upon every one who loves them.

    Please know he is an anomaly amongst the race and age of his kind. There is not one person I know that agrees with his actions.

    Hope is all that is left.

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