Something is wrong with this state. Really.
A Florida man appeared in court on Wednesday to face charges in the shooting death of an apparently unarmed black teenager in a case putting Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law back under the U.S. media spotlight less than a year after the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Michael Dunn, 45, is being held without bail on charges of second-degree murder for the Friday night shooting of Jordan Davis, who was also 17.
According to authorities, Dunn pulled into the parking lot of a Jacksonville, Florida, gas station alongside the SUV where Davis and three friends, all of them young African Americans, were listening to music.
Dunn asked them to turn their music down and, after an apparent exchange of words with Davis, he produced a gun and fired eight or nine shots at the SUV. At least two of the bullets hit Davis, causing his death.
Until I know more information I don’t want to conclude that this is about racism, a la Trayvon Martin, but it sure is a sign that this whole “Stand Your Ground” crap is rife with problems and too easily used by people with issues.
Here is the full article.