Category Archives: Jordan Davis
The jury re-convenes at 9 a.m. EST. Click here for a livestream. The link has been very good to bring up live feed whenever the judge enters the courtroom for a matter that involves the jury.
In response to defense attorney Strolla’s press conference yesterday, attorney John Phillips released a video of an interview with one of Dunn’s former neighbors. John Phillips is the attorney who represents Jordan Davis’ parents. That, and Dunn’s letters from jail, are hot topics.
Click here for Dunn’s letters from jail.
Although it’s only Thursday, it feels like a full week. Watching the Dunn case has been a full-time job. We are now on verdict watch. The jury reconvenes this morning at 10 a.m. EST.
Closing arguments are scheduled for today, along with the reading of jury instructions.
Here is a link to the live stream. http://new.livestream.com/wildabouttrial/events/2749073
Court starts at 9 a.m. EST.
Here’s a link to a live stream;
Court starts at 8 a.m. EST to hear pending matters, including whether Strolla’s expert witness will be allowed to testify. The prosecution and defense have to complete and submit jury instructions to the judge. Actual trial begins at 9 a.m. EST.
Based on yesterday’s hearing, the judge anticipates closing arguments today and has said that he will hold court as late as 7 p.m. Read the rest of this entry
I’ll be watching on http://new.livestream.com/wildabouttrial/events/2749073
and also following on Twitter.
HLN has reported trial testimony thus far.
On Saturday, an evidence technician testified there were nine bullet holes in the vehicle where Jordan was shot to death, three of them in the rear passenger side door where Jordan was seated.
Live stream of the trial of Michael Dunn is on several sources, including http://new.livestream.com/wildabouttrial/events/2749073
(I have to run errands in the morning but as soon as I return, will check on available videos and embed.) Now updated with videos parts 1-5.
Day 3 – Part 1
As videos of today’s hearing become available, I’ll embed them here.
Update: All videos of today’s hearing are now available. Read the rest of this entry
(You will be able to find all articles about Jordan Davis and the Michael Dunn murder trial under the menu heading “Justice For Jordan Davis”.)
Michael Dunn is charged with 1 count of first degree murder in the shooting death of Jordan Davis, and with 3 counts of attempted murder of the driver and passengers that were in the vehicle along with Jordan. Read the rest of this entry
Attorney Phillips, thank you so much for this timeline. If anyone is unfamiliar with the consistent work by and efforts of Jordan’s parents this brings them up-to-date. We look forward to your reports on jury selection and stand with Jordan’s parents in justice for Jordan.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Jordan’s News & Upcoming Events:
- February 3rd, 2014 – Starts the Criminal Trial
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT:Jordan’s Parents Donation Website
WALK WITH JORDAN: Jordan’s Legacy Journey
November 22nd – Memorial Service – Atlanta, GA
November 23rd – One Year Remembrance – Sea Walk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach – 5-8 pm
November 8th – John, Ron and Lucy argued for revision to SYG law to the Florida House
October 29th – Lucy Testified before Congress at the Senate Hearing on “Stand Your Ground Laws” to watch her speech, click here.
October 14th – Terry Parker High School’s Unity Plaza in Jacksonville, FL – Brick Dedication Ceremony was very special and heartbreaking to see so many victims families.
September 23rd – This was an emotional day, as it was the 10 month anniversary of the day that changed the family’s lives…
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Thanks for the information. Trial is around the corner. Justice for Jordan.
Michael Dunn- Understanding the Man who Killed Jordan Davis (Part 3, the evidence)
New evidence was released today in Michael Dunn’s criminal case for the murder of Jordan Davis and attempted murder of three other young men. Since day one, we have had to fight defamation and offensive rhetoric and spin and argument that Michael Dunn was credible and the victims were not credible. We had to take this on because the reputations and memories of these fine boys will not be tarnished. We will not let them be victimized in what is supposed to be “justice.”
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Congratulations to the parents of Jordan Davis and others who were in the vehicle with Jordan when Michael Dunn opened fire.
Blackbutterfly7 extends our thanks to John Phillips for his statement on this matter. It dispels the misrepresentation by some who omitted the word “stipulation” when saying that the civil lawsuit against Michael Dunn was dismissed. Read the rest of this entry
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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Gone too soon. Another senseless killing.
REMEMBER JORDAN ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH: One year ago today, 17-year-old Jordan Davis was shot to death in Florida by a stranger who felt he was playing his music too loud. His killer will use Stand Your Ground laws to defend himself in court next year. Jordan’s mother, Lucy McBath, is on a mission to roll back Stand Your Ground laws in honor of her son: http://fcnews.tv/I6OyOk
Help Lucy get these laws off the books. Sign the petition against Stand Your Ground laws now: http://bit.ly/H2HdhX
Florida is not the only State that has conceal carry of guns and stand your ground law, but this nation’s most recent experience in the injustice committed upon Trayvon Martin brings the spotlight upon the State of Florida. I would like to add the Trevor Dooley and Marissa Alexander cases to the reasons for why cruises boarding in Florida should be boycotted. Juries in the State of Florida have one stand your ground law for White defendants, and another stand your ground law for Black defendants.
We await to see if Michael Dunn, charged with the murder of unarmed 17-year old Jordan Davis, and also charged with attempted murder of others who were in the vehicle with Jordan, will be judged by the written law, or acquitted by racist jurors.
The Soul Train cruise is scheduled to leave Ft. Lauderdale in February 2013. Those disagreeing with any or all of the three aforementioned cases should boycott the Soul Train cruise and all other cruises leaving out of Florida, and encourage their friends and relatives to do the same. This will be a most difficult decision for those honoring what Soul Train stands for, but we need to make a powerful, economic statement.
Airlines flying into Florida, and cruise ships boarding in Florida, will feel the economic effect.
A current list of performers who have joined Stevie Wonder in boycotting Florida includes:
Mary Mary; Eddie Levert; Rod Stewart; Madonna; Usher; Pattie Labelle; Kanye West; Mary J; Rolling Stones; Justin Timberlake; R. Kelly; Rihanna; Alicia Keys; Joe; WillIAM; Keyshia Cole; Erykah Badu; Frankie Beverly; and Parliament. Let those of us who can, join their efforts beginning by boycotting cruises boarding in the State of Florida.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is the nation’s largest citizens’ lobby to prevent gun violence. They work to pass, enforce, and protect sensible laws and public policy that address gun violence at the federal and state level. Their advocacy campaigns include the Million Mom March and Brady Chapters, working locally to educate people about the risks of gun ownership, honor victims of gun violence, and pass sensible gun laws.
The Brady Center provides “Take Action” that includes 5 steps that individuals can take to make our voices heard and have meaningful legislation passed at the federal level. Among the actions, the Brady Center provides a forum where Americans of all ages can share how gun violence has affected them personally.
Through their Legal Action Center, the Brady Center seeks justice in the courts for victims of gun violence, bringing civil liability cases against irresponsible gun sellers and owners. Their attorneys have won millions of dollars in damages for gun violence victims, as well as forcing changes in how gun companies do business.
Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence called the verdict in the George Zimmerman case, “part of a tragic event that could have easily been prevented.”
Gross said, “There is sharp disagreement over the verdict, but there can be no disagreement over the reason why Trayvon Martin is dead. George Zimmerman had a gun that night, and the state of Florida allowed him to carry it virtually anywhere despite a violent history. Virtually anybody roaming our neighborhoods with hidden handguns is the gun lobby’s vision, but it is not the vision of the rest of the American public truly committed to safer communities. We will work as long, and as hard as it takes to prevent more tragedies like Trayvon Martin’s.”
The Brady Center, the legal arm of the Brady Campaign, recently filed an amicus brief on behalf of the parents of Trayvon Martin, and Jordan Davis, asking the entire United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to review and reverse a 2-1 decision that held Illinois law restricting the public carrying of firearms unconstitutional.
“The American people should be allowed to decide whether they want people like George Zimmerman carrying loaded guns in public places where their children walk home,” said Brady Center Legal Action Project Director Jonathan Lowy. “Most courts have properly recognized that reasonable public safety laws do not infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. Courts should listen to the parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, who lost their sons to people whose states entitled them to carry guns in public.”
Its website includes scorecard ranking all 50 states on the basis of laws that can prevent gun violence, such as background checks on all gun sales, permit-to-purchase requirements, limiting handgun purchases to one a month, and retention of sales records.
This is an organization worth supporting. Please subscribe to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to stay up-to-date with their activities and what we can do to have our voices heard.