Justice for Jordan Davis: jury selection begins for Michael Dunn retrial

The retrial of a Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed teenager to death after asking him and his friends to turn down their music in a gas station parking lot, began Monday with jury selection.

Michael Dunn, 47, was found guilty on three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of firing into a vehicle in February. But the jury deadlocked on the main count, first-degree murder. Dunn is being retried on that charge in connection to the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Cafe Society to host Stand Your Ground talk in light of Dunn verdict

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The Cafe Society in Chicago will be meeting on Wednesday, March 12 at Ron’s Barber Shop 6058 W North Ave. at 5pm and Friday March 14 at NiteCap Coffee Bar 1738 W 18th St. at 6pm to discuss the implications of the controversial Stand Your Ground law.

This is community conversation, set to take place on Chicago’s west side, is meant to gauge opinions about the justice system in relation to society. 

‘HOODIES UP!’ march to take protest of day of Trayvon Martin death

Residents, activists and community members will participate in the “HOODIES UP!: 2 years of Outrage & Remembrance” event on Wednesday February 26th in honor of slain teen Trayvon Martin.

The nationwide rally takes place on the very day that Martin was fatally shot by former Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder charges last July.

From the Stop Mass Incarceration Network: 

[Trayvon Martin’s murder] was a modern day lynching. It sent a message that Black youth have a bulls-eye on their backs that cops and any ordinary racist can use as target practice. The recent murders of Renisha McBride in Detroit, Jordan Davis in Jacksonville, Florida, Jonathan Smith in North Carolina and Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa, California underscore this message.

Read more at Stop Mass Incarceration Network

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