Jordan Davis Trial is Next Case to Test Stand Your Ground Law
Perhaps you’ll recall the tragic shooting of Jordan Davis, who was gunned down in his SUV after arguing with Michael Dunn (pictured above) over the volume of the music he was listening to with his friends.
Dunn claims he saw a gun in Davis’ car and felt threatened; he plans to invoke the Stand Your Ground law in his defense.
“This was a kid with a big smile, about to graduate high school, with a beautiful head-cheerleader girlfriend,” said John Phillips, a lawyer representing the Davis family. “He’d been homeschooled with a very Christian mom for most of his life. Teachers loved him. Bright, good kid, no trouble, no more sass than any other 17-year-old.”
The story will sound familiar to those who followed the Martin case: A confrontation escalates to violence. An unarmed black youth is shot dead. The shooter alleges justifiable force for self-defense, invoking Florida’s “stand your ground” law, which states that a person “has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm.”
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