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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:  Read the rest of this entry

Why Are People Angry That Race Was Not Mentioned During Deliberations in Dunn’s Trial?

Recently, two of the jurors in the case of Michael Dunn have interviewed with CNN. Both were asked if race was mentioned during deliberations.  Both answered “no.”  Then, panels discussing the interviews voiced their disagreement with the jury not discussing race during deliberations.  Some online sources have also criticized those jurors. Even Jordan Davis’ father said he could not see how it didn’t come up since Dunn’s girlfriend gave credible testimony that he used the words “thug music.”

Dunn jurorI am very grateful to the jury for not mentioning race during deliberations, which had they done so, would give Dunn the right to a new trial. The following is why.

In the case of Michael Dunn, like in all other cases, the presiding judge instructs the jury to only consider testimony and evidence presented at trial.  The judge also tells the jury the charges. The issue in Dunn’s case is whether he killed Jordan Davis in self-defense. Michael Dunn was not charged with a hate-crime.  Read the rest of this entry

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