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What Possesses A Man To Fire Ten Shots Into A Car Full of Kids?
Jordan Davis Did Not Deserve To Die
Murder Because of Music Choice
Let me begin by saying this: What in the world has happened to our society? Seriously! I am sitting here reading about this case and there is no way on this Green Earth that this man is okay in any way.
Let's start with this, he wanted them to turn the music down because he didn't like it. How long was he going to be there? Seriously, the longest I've been in a gas station, with two kids and snacks to buy and potty breaks, was tops half an hour. I don't care what other people are blasting on their radio, I don't care if it's right next to me, I'm going to be out in ten minutes max if I'm already pumping my gas, and that's if I'm filling up the tank on my Dad's SUV from empty. He couldn't just shut up a deal for ten lousy minutes? Yes, they would have irritated him, but stooping to the point of risking a physical altercation over the volume is something I see as ridiculously stupid, and I think that many of you may agree with that statement. This man was spoiling for a fight.
Maybe he had a few at the wedding he left, maybe he wasn't fond of the bride and in a bad mood. Those are never good reasons to take a life. Because of that, Jordan Davis's parents will never be able to hold their child again and tell him how much they love him. Who knows what kind of future that kid would have had if Dunn had just bitten his tongue and let it go.
It sickens me to death that racism even exists, but it hurts to hear about it when it leads to a young person dying because of it. Being from the South, I know people would disagree to anything I say, and will see this person as some sort of hero no matter what I say, but too often we focus on the offender, and not on the victim in the situation.
What kind of life did Jordan have? Was he an aspiring rap star himself? Did he just love music in general (I know I crank up the radio when I hear a song I like, and I don't mean a dull roar- so long as the kids aren't in the car- I like to turn it up til the speakers complain)? This kid could have been the one who found the cure for cancer, we will never know, all because some bigoted jerk decided to unload ten shots into a car full of kids.
I wasn't writing when Trayvon Martin was killed, but that story hurt my heart just as much as this one. I lived in the projects last year, the population of African Americans there is high, but from what I could tell they were just like me, trying to make it the best way they knew how, and they enjoyed life just as much as I did. This wasn't a revelation in any way, but it shows a lot how people make these snap judgments that someone is less than them for stupid reasons. Dunn's beneath us all... I've never said that in my life, but you don't just fire ten shots into a car full of kids then continue on with your vacation as if nothing happened.
This guy went to a resort, walked his dog, slept in a nice warm bed while Jordan's parents were grieving the son that he stole from them. He carried on as if he didn't know it was possible that he had just killed or severely wounded someone. Then, instead of calling the police when he found out he had killed him, he took a nap...
Let me say that again:
He took a nap...
I don't care if his tummy hurt! I would have been panicking my brains out and calling the police! Of course I have never been in his situation, but there is definitely something rotten in Denmark, because when someone does something like that, they tell the person their with at least why they did it, so that they don't look like a psycho, and he never even mentioned seeing anything remotely resembling a "gun" to his fiancee! Excuse me while I double check the levels on my BS detector here, seems it's overloaded and has just self destructed.
It's human nature and basic psychology, you tend to talk when you've just been through a traumatic experience, and if you fire ten rounds into a car full of people, I would hope to God that you found some part of that severely traumatic. When you're guilty, you don't say much of anything if you're planning on getting away with it.
His own fiancee threw him under the bus on this... and he still wasn't convicted of the death of Jordan Davis? There wasn't anything remotely resembling a weapon in that car, and if my friend were dying in front of me and there was a weapon in the car, I would not be very worried about ditching it, I would be more concerned with trying to save my friend or family member.
Another thing, what I've read so far is that he fired three volleys of shots... meaning he stopped, then, for some reason, started again... twice!
I apologize if I am ranting, but I cannot wrap my head around this case. There must have been reasonable doubt for the jury to be hung on the murder conviction, at least he was convicted on the three attempted murder charges. Either way, something stinks about this, and I just cannot seem to understand what could drive a person to fire ten shots at four kids just for listening to their music and doing the teenager thing by ignoring him when they were asked to turn it down. It makes me sick... and angry that this kid lost his life (I know he was legally an adult, but still, only eighteen) because of some really stupid nonsense, and I just want to know why he had to lose his life.
I Feel So Bad For His Parents
I Cannot Even Fathom
I could never even begin to believe that, in his shoes, I could force myself to fire one shot...
How could he fire ten?
I'm baffled by this. It just boggles my mind, and my heart and prayers are with this family. As a mother I would never even begin to know the pain they must feel.
It just isn't right that this young man had to die for something so ridiculous.
It's hard to think of myself being in Lucia McBath's and Ron Davis's shoes.
I just don't get it. How can you fire into a car full of kids?!
I know that for every case that is as widely covered as with both the Martin and Davis cases, there are hundreds, if not thousands more just like it.
When is this going to end? When are we going to stop killing each other over stupid things?
When are the kids of this world going to know that they are safe from ignorance and bigotry?