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Florida Man Uses Stand Your Ground Defense In Killing Of Black Teen Over Loud Music

At The New York Times’ website, filmmaker Orlando Bagwell, a child of the civil rights movement and one of the producers of PBS’s Eyes on the Prize, has a new short film — part of their excellent “Op-Doc” series — about the killing of Jordan Davis.
Florida Man Uses Stand Your Ground Defense In Killing Of Black Teen Over Loud Music
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Via Moyers & Company:

The killing of another unarmed black teen by a white man claiming self defense under Florida’s shoot-first law — aka “Stand Your Ground” — has made national news. The incident occurred at a gas station in late 2012, when 45-year-old Michael Dunne allegedly ended an altercation over loud music coming from a car with a group of teens by firing multiple shots into the vehicle. Seventeen year-old Jordan Davis died in his friend’s arms. (Ta-Nehisi Coates interviewed Davis’ mother for The Atlantic.)

According to police, Dunne then got into his car with his girlfriend and went to eat a pizza. Dunne...

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