Will verdict change or confirm preconceived notions of the role of race in the case?
As of this writing, we still have no verdict in the Michael Dunn “Loud Music” murder trial.
The jury now is in its 25th hour of deliberations, and has asked several questions about the law, including self defense. The verdict could come at any moment.
It’s interesting to watch the Twitter chatter as the verdict is unknown. as people can project their feelings without knowing the result. Race is a prism for many, who are outraged that the jury is taking so long.
Here are just a few representative tweets:
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
— Juliana (@KRGMOM) February 15, 2014
I thought "driving while black" was just a stereotypical myth but clearly I was wrong #dunntrial
— RachiePoo (@_RachiePOO) February 15, 2014
— Theresa M O Dennard (@abenamirekua) February 15, 2014
— CanWe (@CanWeMakeAChang) February 15, 2014
By the looks of it, being a young black male in America in itself is a 'deadly weapon' as to why shooting them is acceptable. #DunnTrial
— #DirtyGamesMarch2nd (@DearRobTV) February 15, 2014
Reality, though, is that a young black man is much more likely to be shot by another young black man, than by someone who looks like George Zimmerman or Michael Dunn:
— Ron R. Johnson (@mtcowboy3250) February 15, 2014
Does that fact matter?
— Magdalena (@Magdalena0113) February 15, 2014
Jury deliberating speaks to how hard it's to convict someone for killing black males unless the offender is a black male #DunnTrial
— John Funderburk (@tottranet) February 13, 2014
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