Last February's trial convicted Michael Dunn of attempted 2nd degree murder, but hung on 1st degree murder charge...
Dunn's Attorney Strolla Doesn't Want Sentencing Statements to Haunt Dunn at Re-Trial ...
The law is supposed to solve problems, not create them. Laws should provide as much clarity as possible, not expand the realms of ambiguity and subjectivity. Laws ought to bring about the practical results their promoters claim they'll achieve.With a lead-in like that, surely he's about to call for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, right? Just kidding--it is, after all, the Washington Post. Instead, Dionne has decided to call for the repeal of another law about which he patently knows nothing: "Stand-Your-Ground."
Supporters of the law say it was technically not at issue in the case, but this overlooks the obvious role it played in the trial.And where do we find this "obvious role" for SYG in the Dunn trial? It was mentioned in a single passing sentence--that would be ONE sentence--with no particular emphasis by defense counsel Cory Strolla in his closing argument. One mention over the course of two weeks of jury voir dire opening statements, day after day of trial, and closing arguments. One. Mention.
Dunn's actions in fleeing the scene and failing to contact police all pointed to a "guilty mind"...
A juror from the "loud music" murder trial of Michael Dunn for the shooting death of Jordan Davis became the first to speak with the press, on this evening's episode of Nightline. (Video of this interview is embedded at the bottom of this post.) The juror...
Andrew Branca discusses Loud Music Murder Trial on Teri O'Brien Show...
The #DunnTrial will determine whether or not an unarmed black child's body is, in and of itself, a deadly weapon.— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) February 15, 2014
America give black boys/men two options: 1) make white people comfortable with your presence 2) die. #DunnTrial— Jessicuh. (@sweetbabyrae) February 15, 2014
Defense and State conclude their closing arguments, Judge Healey instructs the jury, and sends into deliberations...
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