Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mother of Jordan Davis Says Calling Her Son's Death a "Hate Crime" would "Dishonor Him"

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Mother of Jordan Davis Says Calling Her Son's Death a "Hate Crime" would "Dishonor Him"

November 28, 2012 04:00 PM EST

Jordan Davis died during a shooting outside of a gas station on Friday night. His mother, Lucia McBath, says that calling the shooting a "hate crime" would divide people and would be even more of a tragedy. It started when 45-year-old Michael Dunn and his girlfriend pulled up next to Davis and his friends at a gas station, where they stopped to get snacks after shopping on Black Friday, as reported by Heather Crawford at FirstCoastNews. Dunn confronted the teens over their loud music, which led to the shooting. It certainly seems like a case of overkill, as Dunn "shot eight or nine rounds at the car, striking the victim twice and killing him." How devastating for this mother! Dunn reportedly did not realize that anyone was shot during the incident, and he fled the scene, worried that there would be retaliation.

Michael Dunn 45, Alleged Shooter of Jordan davis
Since the teenager was a black American, and the shooter is white, the case has drawn the inevitable comparison to the Trayvon Martin case. Hopefully, before the mainstream media and divisive figures like Al Sharpton start calling this a "hate crime," the facts of the case can be revealed in court.

Dunn's attorney said that he was acting in self defense, as he saw one of the teens flash a gun. "What we know is that once all the facts come out, that what really happened is known, it will be very clear that Mr. Dunn acted responsibly and as any other firearms owner would have acted under these same circumstances," says Dunn's attorney, Robin Lemonidis, as reported by Michelle Quesada.
McBath believes that her faith in God will help her get through this time. Jordan Davis' death is a horrific as he was only 17 years old and had his whole life ahead of him. Hopefully the mainstream media will honor her and the memory of her son by not politicizing this tragedy.
Watch a local news cast, which discusses both sides of the story:



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