In his most recent dispatch, The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks with Lucia McBath about the death of her son, Jordan Davis. "It's very difficult to know that it doesn't matter what morals you instill in your children," she said. "That there are certain people who will never see the value and known who they are."
Jurors in Jacksonville, Florida found Michael Dunn guilty of first degree murder Wednesday afternoon for the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. In November 2012, Dunn opened fire at an SUV Davis and three other unarmed teenagers were sitting in after becoming enraged at the loud "thug music" coming from the vehicle.
A home care nurse administrator who was known as "Juror No. 4" in the Florida murder trial of Michael Dunn—the white man not convicted last week of murdering Jordan Davis over the black teen's "loud music"—says she, and most of her peers, wanted to convict Dunn of the killing.
A Florida jury concluded today that Michael Dunn was guilty of three counts of attempted murder for firing into a vehicle full of unarmed teenagers after he got angry about how loud their "thug music" was playing. The same jury for some reason came to a mistrial on the question of whether Dunn was guilty of murder for the portion of his gunfire that hit and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis.