Florida: Play Loud Music, Get Shot Dead

Florida: Play Loud Music, Get Shot Dead

If you play loud music in your car while in the parking lot of a Florida convenience store on a Friday night, expect to be shot dead. It’s not murder.

If you stop your car for a few minutes in the parking lot of a Florida convenience store on a Friday night and you judge the music emanating from another car poses a threat to your life, remove the 9 millimeter pistol from your glove compartment and blast away. It’s not murder.

If you stop your car for a few minutes in the parking lot of a Florida convenience store on a Friday night and you instigate a confrontation with a group of teenagers in another car, remove the 9 millimeter pistol from your glove compartment and blast away, even as the other car is leaving the scene with the dead body of a young man you have just shot dead lying in the backseat. It’s not murder. It’s Florida justice.

More:

“Michael Dunn’s sick license to kill: The hot-blooded murder of Jordan Davis and Florida’s perverted justice,” Paul Campos, Salon

“Jury Fails to Reach Verdict on Murder Charge in Michael Dunn Trial,” Steven Hsieh, The Nation

“Dunn convicted of attempted murder; hung jury on murder in ‘loud music’ trial,” Greg Botelho, Steve Almasy and Sunny Hostin, CNN

“Verdict In Florida Again Raises Self-Defense Issue,” Tamara Lush and Derek Kinner, Associated Press

“Michael Dunn verdict: What it says about race in America today,” Brad Knickerbocker, Christian Science Monitor

“On the Killing of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn,” Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic

“Justifiable Homicides Up 200 Percent in Florida Post-Stand Your Ground,” Tim Murphy, Mother Jones

“Michael Dunn and open season on black teenagers: The onslaught of white murder,” Brittney Cooper, Salon

“21 Things You Can’t Do While Black,” Lauren Williams, Mother Jones

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Image  (Taurus PT99 semiautomatic handgun, ‘Florida Stand-Your-Ground’ defense against loud music, and Fender Concert Ear Plugs) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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