Sunday, February 16, 2014

Jordan Davis


Why do the killings of young black men only matter for media attention when they are killed by a white or Hispanic?

“The national tally of black males 14 and older murdered in America from 1976 through 2005, according to U.S. Bureau of Justice statistics: 214,661. 

From 1980 through 2008, 93 percent of black victims were killed by blacks.

Translation: For every Trayvon Martin [or Jordan Davis] killed by someone not black, nine other blacks were murdered by someone black.”  John W. Fountain

The Davis killing sounds like a terrible crime, a waste. I grieve for his parents and friends. And if Michael Dunn had been a middle age black man we would have never have heard of this trial.


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