Michael Dunn Jury Selected- Breakdown

A jury of 8 men and 4 women have been selected to serve on the Michael Dunn 1st degree murder trial for killing 17-year old Jordan Davis.

The jury consists of 10 Whites; 7 white men and 3 white women; and two Blacks, 1 Black man, and 1 Black woman.

Alternates consist of one white man, two white women and one black woman.

The jury will be sequestered. They will not be sworn-in until tomorrow morning because Judge Healey does not want to sequester them tonight.

Action News Jax reports the breakdown: 

Juror 1: White male; married; has two kids, 19 & 16; lives in Whitehouse area; has been in Duval for 15 years; has two relatives in law enforcement; has not been a victim of a crime; was arrested as a teen 30 years ago; has a concealed weapons permit.

Juror 22: White male; married; has three children; lives at the Beaches; has been in Duval for three years; has no friends or family in law enforcement; has not been the victim of a crime; has not been arrested.

Juror 23: White male; married; has two children; lives downtown; has been in Duval for 20 years; has no friends of family in law enforcement; has not been the victim of a crime; was arrested once and the charges were dropped.

Juror 32: White male; married; has one 10-year-old child; lives in East Arlington; has been in Duval for 33 years; has friends in law enforcement; has not been the victim of a crime.

Juror 34: Black male; married; has two children; has been in Duval for 29 years; does not have family or friends in law enforcement.

Juror 35: Black female; single; no children; lives in Arlington; has been in Duval for 18 months; has no family or friends in law enforcement; has not been the victim of a crime; two brothers were arrested for drugs and are now dead; intends to get concealed weapons permit.

Juror 41: White male; single; one son (disabled 43-year-old); lives in Mandarin; has been in Duval for 24 years; has no family or friends in law enforcement; has not been the victim of a crime; has not been arrested; has a concealed weapons permit; owns a .40 Glock.

Juror 52: White female; has one 10-month-old child; lives in Atlantic Beach; has been in Duval for four years; has no family or friends in law enforcement; is a gun owner.

Juror 58:  White female; single; no children; lives in San Marco; has been in Duval for three years; has no family or friends in law enforcement; has not been the victim of a crime.

Juror 59: White male; no children; lives on the Westside; has been in Duval for 10 years.

Juror 65: White female; married; five children; lives on the Southside; has been in Duval for 22 years; son is a wildlife officer; has been the victim of a crime.

Juror 70: White male; married; one 18-month-old child; lives in Arlington; brother is an FBI analyst; has a handgun.

For a list of State witnesses, click here.

For Dunn’s witness disclosure, click here.

This thread will be used for the first day of trial. As soon as I find a good live stream link, I’ll included it here under “UPDATE.”  If anyone else finds one, please do not hesitate to post it in comments and I’ll add it here.

Along with following the trial, as soon as videos are made available, I will also update here.

Justice for Jordan

 UPDATE

Thanks to Yahtzeebutterfly. Live stream links to trial:

http://www.wildabouttrial.com/trial_videos/michael-dunn-live-stream/

http://courtchatter.tv/dunn.htm

Another link:

http://www.news4jax.com/news/watch-live-online/23432654

The sound seems to be the best on News 4 Jax.

 

Video: Prosecution’s Opening Statement.

 

Video: Defense’s Opening Statement.

 

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  1. Annie Cabani

    Dang! I just finished a long comment on the last page! Wanna see it here? OK! (But I’m copying my comment here before reading your new article … so I hope it isn’t a completely impertinent comment at this point! :-/ )

    Xena, I know what you mean, too. But if it’s worth applying all these resources in a retrial, then it needs to end in a Murder 1 conviction because that’s what it was. Anything short of that – especially another mistrial or an acquittal – will reveal this as little more than an attempt at “piling on” to the 60 years he’s already looking at (but, importantly, hasn’t been sentenced to yet, either).

    Getting back to the jury demographics, though…

    First, I REALLY don’t like the 5:1 white-to-black ratio. (Duvall County’s population is 30% black – much higher than Florida’s overall black population of only 17%.)

    This troubles me greatly, because I just don’t think most white people – perhaps especially in northern Florida and the South in general – have any clue about or perception of “white privilege” and the fundamentally different life experiences that blacks have compared to whites. And especially where there’s a white perp and a black victim, white jurors – consciously or not – just can’t adequately relate to a black male teenager (let alone a group of them) like they can to a white computer geek defendant (even if he is a weird unit). And we all could go on and on about this troubling aspect….

    Second, I don’t like the 2:1 male-to-female ratio. (Duvall County’s population, like Florida overall, is pretty evenly split with about 51% females.)

    I REALLY disliked the 100% female Sanford jury, but this is almost as bad, because men tend to dis’ female thinking, and women tend to acquiesce when they’re far outnumbered. (I realize I’m opening myself up to “misogyny” attacks again, but I’m just reflecting my life lessons.)
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    If I had any confidence in Corey and her gang, I’d have some hope. But after Sanford and Dunn-1, I just am not able to view them as competent prosecutors. I mean, when you remember the Michigan prosecutors in the Ted Wafer trial, there is just NO COMPARISON! The Michigan prosecutors prosecuted vigorously and smartly. No so with Corey and her gang! I know you view Corey’s gang differently, but in my view they have not demonstrated prosecutorial competence.

    All I can do is HOPE that they can get the job done this time. But – when you think about it – if they can, it might just prove that they did, in fact, HOLD BACK in Dunn1, like they definitely did in the zimmerthug case.

    I offer all of this as my constitutionally-protected (if long-winded) opinion.
    😉

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    • crustyolemothman

      Annie Cabani, It seems like the judge was attempting to replicate the percentage of black population in the state with two blacks to serve on the jury. Like you I don’t think the mix up is favorable for an unbiased jury. I also find it a concern that two of the members are concealed carry permit holders and several more are admitted gun owners. Will those folks feel empathy for Dunn because he was a permit holder? Once again, I think the prosecution has not addressed the selection of the jury as well as they should have. Hopefully we won’t see Florida justice once again allowing a not guilty verdict or a hung jury… Justice must be served and a guilty verdict returned…

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      • crustyolemothman………have faith, not every CCL or gun owner automatically sides with Dunn. I am both and I believe he is guilty as hell.

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        • crustyolemothman

          towerflowe, You unfortunately are the exception to the normal CCL individual. Most that I have had the opportunity to encounter have been just the opposite in demeanor from you. Far too many people that own guns, have an attitude that reeks of superiority and in essence hold the “Make My Day” complex close to their hearts and weapons…

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    • “it needs to end in a Murder 1 conviction because that’s what it was. Anything short of that – especially another mistrial or an acquittal – will reveal this as little more than an attempt at “piling on” to the 60 years he’s already looking at ”

      I noticed Natalie Jackson comments today, she feels corey’s real purpose of retrying dunn is actually to justify her outrageous retrying Merissa Alexander. And in a way makes sense to me. Natalie says since Dunn is already spending life in prison this trial is to give Corey the appearance of impartiality when it comes to who she prosecutes on gun crimes.
      John Philips says a second conviction will insure dunn does spend his life in prison incase dunn is successful in an appeal of his 1st trial. That and a murder conviction for Jordan is justice for Jordan and his family.
      Of course I agree with him too.

      But i also agree with you as far as the racial breakdown of the jury. it’s definitely not quite diverse enough for my liking, especially considering the sheer number of white men with gun permits! this bothers me even more than the racial differences. I don’t like the idea that so many men have the concealed carry permit. I don’t believe it’s even a fair representation of white men who actually have the conceal carry permit. I’ve known very few ppl w/a ccp and most of the ppl I know are white men!
      maybe the percentage is higher in central/northern florida but damn!
      IMO this is going to be a huge bonus for the defense. these guys who have bothered not only to get guns but to go through the extra trouble to get a ccp are paranoid gun lovers and are obsessive. I’ve had a few guns in my life, but i only because my boyfriend gave it to me or left it with me because he couldn’t bring it home with him to Europe.

      Also a hell of a lot of the women own guns too. that is just outrageous to me too! i don’t think I’ve been in the same room with so many ppl who owned guns!
      I think this is a creepy ass jury period.

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      • Shannon, I look at it trying to still get justice for the family of Jordan. His family was left with no closure of that day. Some in Florida have said they feel this is a waste of taxpayers money…….after all his conviction of firing at the fleeing vehicle will give him a minimum of 60 yrs and he will never leave prison…..not at his age. But the family of Jordan still deserve their day.

        Frankly I don’t see how Ms. Alexander plays into the decision at all.

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        • Well i agree with you about Jordan needing justice. and i don’t care about taxpayers money one tiny bit! Him&his family deserve their justice no matter what it costs.
          but what i think Natalie is saying is it’s about the public perception with corey retrying dunn that makes her retrial of Marissa seem equal. after which corey can argue to those who feel she’s picking on Marissa because she’s black, that she’s not because she also retried a white guy. even tho it’s completely different in almost every way.

          but i do think corey is seriously over prosecuting Marissa and under prosecuting the killers. i do believe she’s a total bitch and didn’t do the right thing by Trayvon and i don’t think she did a good job by Jordan in the 1st trial. Xena says corey didn’t treat Trayvon & Jordan as victims and allowed the defense to treat them like shit too, probably because she’s so used to prosecuting black boys & men she’s too much of a bigot to actually FIGHT for these black boys and men as she normally would if they were white boys or men. i believe that is a subconscious thing with her more so than deliberate, at least i hope it is.

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    • Annie,
      Sorry about posting this thread as you were apparently posting your excellent comment on the other thread. Your constitutionally protected long winded opinion is highly appreciated. 🙂

      But if it’s worth applying all these resources in a retrial, then it needs to end in a Murder 1 conviction because that’s what it was.

      I agree, but it doesn’t look as if juries like entering a 1st degree murder charge unless the parties knew each other before the murder. No matter how much the law is explained to them, they appear to be caught in a “relationship” theory between the murderer and the victim.

      First, I REALLY don’t like the 5:1 white-to-black ratio. (Duvall County’s population is 30% black – much higher than Florida’s overall black population of only 17%.)

      I’m not pleased with that either. One would think that Duvall County doesn’t have Asians or Latinos either. Which also goes to prove that when counties have a minority population when a massive number of non-minority people are called for jury duty, the chances of a minority getting on a jury are slim.

      I REALLY disliked the 100% female Sanford jury, but this is almost as bad, because men tend to dis’ female thinking, and women tend to acquiesce when they’re far outnumbered. (I realize I’m opening myself up to “misogyny” attacks again, but I’m just reflecting my life lessons.)

      You know, I have a confession to make. My gut feeling was that an all woman jury was wrong — just wrong. Then, I listened to someone else promote that the women, being mothers, would have empathy about losing a child. I then spoke with an attorney I know and what he said shocked me, but it turned out to be the truth. He said that there was no chance of an all woman, non-Black jury in the South, acquitting anyone who killed a Black male. There is still that Civil War mentality that White women are to be protected from Black men.

      Well — isn’t that the ideology that O’Mara presented at trial? It appealed to biases and placed those White women jurors in a position to make it personal. Isn't that also what we heard from Juror B37, that Georgie was concerned about protecting his community? And, what victims of crime in that community did O'Mara call as a witness? A young White mother.

      I mean, when you remember the Michigan prosecutors in the Ted Wafer trial, there is just NO COMPARISON! The Michigan prosecutors prosecuted vigorously and smartly.

      Yes, the Michigan prosecutors did. Before Zimmerman’s trial, I watched Juan Martinez advocate for Travis Alexander. That pretty much spoiled me. I expected for Corey and her crew to go after the defense witnesses’ throats like Martinez did in the Arias case.

      I know you view Corey’s gang differently, but in my view they have not demonstrated prosecutorial competence.

      When it came to cross-examination and the lack of objections, I can find many places where Corey’s gang failed. They also failed in not conducting sur-rebuttal. At closing, I believe that Bernie did a good job. What he failed to do was remind the jury that Adam Pollock even said that there was no way Zimmerman could have fired that shot from his back. Unlike Martinez who told the jury Travis’ every move as Jodie proceeded to kill him, Bernie made much of his argument as suggestions that left doubt. He tried showing Zimmerman’s inconsistencies instead. And, I will always wonder why the prosecution did not let the jury know about the Capias and that Zimmerman’s original bond was revoked because of his dishonesty TO THE COURT.

      All I can do is HOPE that they can get the job done this time. But – when you think about it – if they can, it might just prove that they did, in fact, HOLD BACK in Dunn1, like they definitely did in the zimmerthug case.

      That is where my heart is not settled. What I prefer to think (and I could be wrong) is that the prosecution simply wasn’t prepared for Dunn’s defense to argue that the cops were responsible for the undue delay looking for the purported shotgun. They should have countered, countered, and countered each time that it was Dunn who caused that delay by leaving the scene AND then leaving town. What he did after leaving the scene is of no consequence if he believed there was evidence to support his defense, but was not concerned about the police knowing and finding that evidence until after they took him into custody.

      I read that trial is not scheduled to start until noon tomorrow. That will give me time to look for a good live stream. Let’s hope for the best. Justice for Jordan!

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      • I am a life long Floridian, while there are some areas of Florida that could be considered the “Deep South” I don’t believe this in the larger cities of Florida. Many of these larger cities are filled with Northerners…..even Maddy, from Z’s trial, was a new arrival to Florida moving here from the Northern area. Jacksonville is a big military area with the Navy having a big presence and quite a few Navy personnel stay after they retire to be close to an active base. At least 3 of the people have only lived in that area for less than 5 yrs and they don’t say where they moved from.

        Do I like everything that happens in Fl? No, but it is still home and I don’t think we are as deep south as many tend to believe.

        For a laugh…did you see the young woman who lives in the Tampa area who claims to have undergone surgery to give herself 3 breasts? I kid you not, but she has been proven to be a hoaxer trying to gain fame and a reality show.

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        • Towerflower, until March 2012 when I heard about what happened to Trayvon Martin, I thought of Florida as mostly being a vacation and retirement state. I have friends who retired there. Mostly, I heard about the cities of Miami, Tampa, and Orlando. I did not think of Florida as being the “deep south” until people of color who live there, and Whites like the attorney I spoke with, shared their experiences and perceptions.

          I can relate to what you say. When people are told that I’m originally from Chicago, they have their own impression of that city that was not my experience.

          Yes, I briefly read about the woman who had a 3rd breast implanted. LOL!

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          • butterflydreamer2

            My mom lived in Miami during the 50’s and said it was very racist during that period. She recalled that all people of color had to be off the beach by 9 pm, and was not allowed to sit at the back of the bus. She recalled doing so once and the bus driver yelled at her and told her he better never catch her sitting in the back.

            My grandparents owned a coffee shop, and hired a black teen around my moms age to wash the dishes. They became good friends and shared meals together. My aunt was involved in a very bad car accident and when he heard about it he rushed to the hospital and donated blood. They were so thankful and always talked about what a kind heart he had, none of their white regular customers never offered to help.

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            • butterflydreamer,
              That’s the thing. Ideologies and culture from the 50’s have always existed in small pockets in the south and also some northern states. Since 2008, those ideologies have unzipped and exposed themselves all the way.

              It’s good to hear about the experience of your grandparents and your aunt. Thanks for sharing it. Everyone’s blood is red.

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  2. roderick2012

    I still don’t understand the strategy of charging Dunn with 1st degree murder but not going for the death penalty.

    Cory seems to want to lose this because she’s basically forcing herself to prove premeditation which is difficult because most people believe that premeditation requires at least a couple of days of planning yet there’s not real payoff especially since he has already been convicted of three counts of 2nd degree attempted murder.

    Also if she had charged Dunn with 2nd degree murder it would have been a jury of six and not twelve and as we saw with the first jury there were only two original holdouts but then a third joined them.

    Mathematically, if it had been a six person jury then only one person would have held out and we saw how those five on the Zimmerman jury isolated Maddie and manipulated her into acquitting Piglet.

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    • Roderick,

      Cory seems to want to lose this because she’s basically forcing herself to prove premeditation which is difficult because most people believe that premeditation requires at least a couple of days of planning yet there’s not real payoff especially since he has already been convicted of three counts of 2nd degree attempted murder.

      That is true. Jurors are more inclined to believe that it’s 1st degree murder when there is a plan, or when the parties knew each other.

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    • crustyolemothman

      roderick2012, I suspect she added the 1st degree charge for a valid reason. While she is unlikely to get the jury to convict on the 1st degree charge, it would make the choice of 2nd degree much easier for them to agree on. While I don’t have a good feeling about this jury because of the lack of diversity of the members, I think the state is doing better this time around, but will it work? This case has the potential to be a turning point in the judicial system in Florida, is the jury up to the challenge? Fingers crossed that they are…

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    • Butterflydreamer,
      THAT’S THE PAGE!!! How did you ever find it? Thank you, thank you, thank you.

      Reading it again, Val might have taken the CCL class in Oklahoma rather than Florida. Still, it is my opinion that the States should require a class and testing in self-defense law the same as they require of people before licensing them to drive vehicles that can also kill.

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      • butterflydreamer2

        Xena,

        I was a follower of the Hinky Meter so I knew exactly what you were referring to. I just entered The Hinky Meter and found the article. I don’t know if the spaces make a difference?

        I agree that the States should require a class and testing in the self-defense law.

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      • Xena…..Ok now I have read it. In response to #6 and #7 and Fl law……you see someone getting attacked do you get out…..

        From one of the pamphlets that the state gives you:
        Q: When can I use deadly forced in the defense of another person?
        A: If you see someone who is being attacked, you can use deadly force to defend him/her if the circumstances would justify that person’s use of deadly force in his/her defense. In other words, you “stand in the shoes” of the person being attacked.

        #8 is what the victim of Z’s road rage did. He tried to get away from him and not encounter him. Z is lucky that his victim was more of a responsible gun owner than he was.

        Another interesting fact I just discovered….when you asked about the teaching of the laws and I responded that I was neither a lawyer or LE and it would open me up to be sued if I did, here is a disclaimer from the division that regulates CCLs:

        “Concealed weapon licensees should be advised that matters pertaining to the lawful use of deadly force do not fall within the purview of the Division of Licensing; therefore, the Division cannot comment or provide specific guidance as to any particular set of circumstances in which this law would apply.

        The Division strongly recommends that you read Chapter 776, Florida Statues. If you have specific concerns regarding this law you should direct them to your attorney or speak with your law enforcement agency to determine how this law will be implemented within a particular jurisdiction in Florida.”

        So even the division that issues the license said the same thing I did, they aren’t lawyers or LE.

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        • butterflydreamer2

          towerflower,

          The only problem I can see with directing your concerns with an attorney is, I’ll bet you would get several different responses if you directed your concerns to more than a couple of attorneys. Speaking with the enforcement agency, well lets just say, they can tell you one thing, and do another.

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          • http://www.mediaite.com/online/why-did-you-shoot-me-video-shows-cop-shooting-unarmed-motorist-during-traffic-stop/

            A South Carolina Trooper has been fired and arrested after shooting an unarmed black man who was complying with his instructions and kept firing at him after he had his hands raised.

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          • butterflydreamer and towerflower,
            The states should require that a police officer address those attending CCL classes rather than a lawyer. This is why. As it concerns criminal law, other than state prosecutors, that leaves criminal defense attorneys and I highly doubt that they would be fair in explaining the law to prevent using guns. Police officers make arrests, and they should be more qualified to speak on why they make arrests when a gun is involved.

            Towerflower has caused me to consider stereotypes and that when it comes to gun owners, I should not stereotype them as those who have set bad examples in cases.

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  3. Just found this

    New Video Shows John Crawford Fatally Shot By Police In Walmart
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/24/john-crawford-air-rifle-video_n_5878022.html

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  4. kindheart101

    I went to dinner last night with a dear friend of mine that lives two doors down from me, and our sons went to high school together in the 80’s.

    It was a great night, filled with good Italian food, lots of memories, laughs, and also loving support because her son passed away 6 weeks ago from a heart attack. When I got the call from her sister early in the morning when he passed, suddenly, I was speechless, my heart just sunk. Our boys were the same age, and both of them have children. Who passes away suddenly at 42? How do you cope with that? I worked in hospice for years, yet suddenly I was speechless, and we would both just burst into tears when we would see or talk to each other. I have no clue how she feels, my God, how could I. I knew I felt relief that my son was well, which ate me up inside with guilt, and made me feel even worse.

    For weeks I have played a balancing act of calling, only when I knew she was up and around. Stopping on my way to the store to see if there was anything I could pick up for her. Making myself available whenever she called, or came over, and listened….listened……listened, and from one mother to another felt the gut wrenching hurt and loss.

    Last night, as we sat talking for hours, we talked about different types of loss. We all suffer the loss of loved ones, but to lose a child suddenly is a horrible shock. When the loss is the result of a health issue, it doesn’t make the pain any less, yet after time, one can almost understand it. Which brought us to the too many recent deaths of teens……Trayvon, Jordan, Kendrick, Michael……….

    A teen. Teens! We both agreed how unjust and criminal it was to take their futures, dreams, both from them, and their parents and family. And we also agreed what pillars of strength their parents have been, far stronger than I, I’m sure. And to live your life knowing your child was murdered because of the color of their skin? Could it get any worse than that? YES! There has to be justice for all of them. True Justice. A day when all people, of every color, race and gender stand up and declare murder is wrong! It was self defense…………I shot into a van and murdered Jordan while they were driving away from me? It was self defense……..I followed Trayvon when he was doing nothing wrong and I murdered him? Kendrick was found rolled up in a gym mat, with bruises, and no logical reason as to how or why he was there? Mike was brutally gunned down by a police officer while he had his hands in the air?

    I light a candle every single day and remember those that have passed. I remember my grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. I will be following the Dunn trial closely, and though I’m not impressed with the jury selection, I will pray for a JUST verdict. I will pray for some kind of peace for all of their parents, though I can’t honestly say I believe anything could bring them peace, as nothing can bring their children back.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Kindheart,

      So heartbreaking….your post has deeply touched my heart.

      I hope the members of the jury will set aside any biases and be open-minded and fair as evidence is presented.

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      • kindheart101

        Good morning Yahtzee,

        You were posting just as I was finally laying down to try to catch a few winks. It was a long night, with much to think about. Now, with coffee in hand, (yum) I’m ready to follow the trial.

        “I hope the members of the jury will set aside any biases and be open-minded and fair as evidence is presented.”

        Amen Yahtzee, Amen.

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    • Kindheart,
      Your friend is blessed to have you as a friend.

      I’ve lost a brother and sister, but cannot fathom what it is like losing a child. When Sandy Hook happened, I broke down that Christmas, thinking about the parents who were looking forward to opening presents with their child and instead, were probably going through their child’s room, separating personal items between what to keep for memories, and what to give away.

      For teens, having someone kill them is devastating, especially when the perpetrator wants to paint them as lacking common sense and not deciding what is right. One would think that they know more than automobile insurance companies. They even charge higher premiums for young, single men — and it has nothing to do with the color of their skin. Teens are not adults.

      I join you in praying for just verdict, and comfort for the parents.

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  5. yahtzeebutterfly

    These two stations had live streaming during the first Dunn trial:

    http://www.actionnewsjax.com/

    http://www.wildabouttrial.com/

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  6. chuquestaquenumber1

    guilty of murder is the only just verdict.

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    • Ferguson police chief issues apology to Brown family

      http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/25/michael-brown-case/16199575/

      LALALARARALALA

      If you are sorry RESIGN If you are sorry ARREST Michael Brown murderer!

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      • yahtzeebutterfly

        blah! Too late….lame PR attempt….

        DOJ, please get him and his department!

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      • kindheart101

        I agree with you 100% Joseph. That police chief is SORRY alright, but in the worst way, and we all know it!

        It never ceases to amaze me how all of a sudden people profess to be sorry only after they have been caught with their proverbial hand in the cookie jar. This guy is the head of a rotten police force in which none of his officers are ever brought up on charges, no matter how brutal their actions, even murder. Throw him out of the department along with Wilson, the prosecutor, and anyone else that carries the fowl stench of lies, racism and corruption.

        You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to hold the title of Chief of Police, and this guy has proven he’s anything but.

        It’s time to bring Wilson in from his Paid Vacation……and for you to take a permanent, unpaid walk of shame right out of the department. Adios, Au revoir, good riddens.

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  7. yahtzeebutterfly

    Livestreaming will begin at 12:15 on the CourtChatter site:

    http://courtchatter.tv/dunn.htm

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  8. ladystclaire

    Xena, I don’t like the make up of this jury either! Out of all the AA in Jacksonville. They have managed to seat only TWO for each of his trials. SMH

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  9. Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.

    A White House official says President Barack Obama will announce Holder’s departure later Thursday.
    – See more at: http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/news/white-house-official-says-attorney-general-eric-ho/nhTwH/#sthash.xVEVg5i8.dpuf

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  10. Dunn’s defense counsel is now giving opening statement. She’s a reader — not a speaker.

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  11. Based on her opening statement, it looks like Dunn is going to take the stand to testify because she’s giving Dunn’s story.

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  12. Prosecution’s first witness, Steven Smith, has taken the witness stand. He is the contractor who, in the first trial, saw Dunn’s gun on the passenger’s seat.

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  13. 2nd witness for the State now called; Andrew Williams.

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  14. yahtzeebutterfly

    3rd State witness: Samatha Eichas.

    I don’t think I will be posting much this time around….I somehow just can’t comment as I am watching.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly

      This retrial has done something to me..can’t explain it, but I won’t be posting during the live streaming.

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      • Why Yahtzee, are you upset or are you just trying to concentrate on the testimony? I hope you’re not gonna stop posting your thoughts at least.

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        • yahtzeebutterfly

          Maybe I just need a nap…going to take one now.

          I am upset that there even needs to be a retrial….everything should have pointed to conviction in first trial….

          I am sad for Jordan’s parents having to sit through this retrial and what they must be going through.

          I am going to miss Eric Holder as our U.S. Attorney General.

          Waiting, waiting, waiting for the arrest of Darren Wilson.

          Too many innocent, unarmed people being shot to death by police.

          Need a nap.

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  15. UPDATE

    Just updated the above with the video of the prosecution’s opening statement.

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  16. Here’s your daily dose of typical white privilege with regard to police encounters & legal system.

    Some guy arrested after hours long police stand off.
    he’s got an extensive criminal record, is in trouble this time for violating a domestic order and barricaded himself in a home and threatened to kill himself while at one point holding 3 knives.
    (nine felony convictions including 3rd Degree Assault, 1st Degree Theft, 1st Degree Trafficking in Stolen Property, and 2nd Degree Burglary. Additionally, he has 12 Gross Misdemeanor convictions.)

    http://www.khq.com/story/26621439/spokane-police-in-standoff-with-man-barricaded-in-home

    And this kid who gota mere 60 days in juvie & couple of years probation for killing 2 15yo girls the day after he got his DL while doing double the speed limit trying to ‘get air’ but crashing into a tree. Judge deviated from sentencing guidelines to lesson his punishment because well, jail is for other ppl not wealthy white suburban kids.

    http://www.khq.com/story/26627650/judge-grants-plea-deal-for-preston-maher

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  17. BTW. does anyone know what the judge ruled in regards to referring Jordan as the victim? I’m curious because so far I don’t think I’ve heard anyone say the word victim and it’s irritating me so much to imagine dunn winning that stipulation! Jordan is the VICTIM!!!!

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  18. Hmmm. Defense did not cross the EMS witness.

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  19. crustyolemothman

    Is there another live stream of the trial? I keep losing the court chatter link. With my slightly faster than dial up connection, I can split the video off and at least hear the audio, but even doing that, it seems I have a long lapse of silence quite a bit of the time…

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  20. UPDATE

    Just updated with the opening statement of the defense.

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  21. yahtzeebutterfly

    Here is Steven Smith’s testimony (posted on Youtube by croakerqueen123)

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    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Here is the proof of premeditation on the part of Michael Dunn:

      Steven Smith, who had just exited the convenience store, was going to turn to his left and go to his truck.

      Instead, he turned to his RIGHT because he had just heard a man in a black Jetta next to where he was standing shout the words, “You’re not going to talk to me that way!”

      What he saw AT THAT VERY MOMENT was a gun lying on the front seat to the right of that shouter (Michael Dunn).

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      • yahtzeebutterfly

        You can listen to this at timestamp 11:04 to 13:08 in the video that I have posted above here of Steven Smith’s testimony.

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