Your Next Big (Racially-Charged) Music Trial: Florida Case Involving Murder and Loud Music

Back on November 23, 2013, Michael Dunn, 47, stopped for gas at a station in north Florida.  Also at the station was an SUV filled with four teenagers.  A lot of loud music was coming from the vehicle.

Dunn says he asked them to turn it down.  However, Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old Jacksonville high school student in the back seat of the SUV, refused.

Words were exchanged.A confrontation then erupted.

Dunn claimed that he thought he saw the barrel of a shotgun pointed at him through the back window.  Fearing for his life, he whipped out his gun. Dunn fired nine bullets into the SUV, three of which stuck and killed Davis.

Blammo x 9 = one dead teenager.

Dunn is white.  The victim is back.

Once again, this will all come down to race.  If you were looking for a sequel to the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case, you’ve found it.

Read more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Your Next Big (Racially-Charged) Music Trial: Florida Case Involving Murder and Loud Music

  • February 6, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    this is so poorly written I can barely understand it.
    “Dunn says has them to turn it down but Jordan Davis, a passenger in the back seat, refused.”
    “Dunn is white. The victim is back.”

    Was this proof read before posting?

    • February 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      It was, but there was a problem with the posting (there was an interruption in Internet service during the publishing stage). A draft ended up being posted instead of the final version. I’ve made the substitution.


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