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Loud Music Can Kill You!

Did you know that playing your music too loud can kill you? Most people would think no! That's the reason behind Jordan Davis' death; the killer thought Davis and his friends were playing their music too loud.

There is much controversy and mixed opinions over this tragedy. Some want to find reasons to justify Michael Dunn's actions, some have raised concerns this may have been a HATE crime because the victim was black, some have no opinion at all but are still touched and saddened by the loss of a child's life.

The facts are that a man killed a teenage boy; openly fired 3 shots on Jordan Davis and then fired 10 shots on the vehicle Davis and his friends were riding in. This rage of violence was triggered by music being played too loud, according to Dunn. He asked the teenagers to turn down their music and they did not comply. Without race or gender being mentioned, the facts lay out the actions of a concrete killer that has no remorse nor common sense. After the shooting, Dunn and his girlfriend ordered pizza, walked their dog and consumed alcohol instead of contacting the police immediately.

Now the trial is over and Dunn has been found guilty of three attempted murders, but not for the death of Davis. The jury could not decide if it was "wrongful death." This case has been compared to the case of Trayvon Martin, where George Zimmerman shot and killed the unarmed boy. Zimmerman did not have to take legal responsibility for Martin's murder. He has even capitalized off this injustice and has real supporters' for his cause. What type of behavior followed? We have since seen Zimmerman in the courtroom a few times, accused of another criminal act of violence that caused him to hurt another. This time the victim was a woman.

What message do you think the justice system is sending to America? Do our "justice system" and its laws apply to all accused of a crime? Do workers in our legal system really make every attempt to equally follow the laws, adhere to human and civil rights in each case? Do the protections of the Constitution and the resolutions it once provided in our society even exist anymore?

It's always sad to hear of the loss of a life, especially a young life. My prayers' are with both families of the victim children mentioned in this article. I can only imagine the pain and grief they have to experience behind their tragic loss.

What are your thoughts? Do you think the verdict in this case was fair? Could it perhaps, look acceptable (at least if you live in Florida) you have the right to kill when you get angry? Do you think our legal system is fair all across the board? Do race, gender, age, and economic advantage play a role in the punishment of an accused or a criminal? If this crime was initiated because of racial factors, what are we teaching or doing as a society to break down racial barriers and distribute equality throughout the justice system?


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