On Wednesday, Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jordan Davis last year. This is Dunn's second trial. In February he was found guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of shooting into a car but a mistrial was declared regarding his murder charge.
Theodore Wafer, the man who was found guilty of second-degree murder for fatally shooting Renisha McBride last November, was sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in prison on Wednesday.
Theodore Wafer, the man who fatally shot Renisha McBride in the face on his porch last fall, has been found guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter. Wafer may receive life in prison and the possibility of parole.
As Theodore Wafer’s trial in the killing of Renisha McBride begins today, the question of African American humanity rears its ugly head. Looking at the recent slew of racially-charged murder cases, being a black American starts to feel like you're a Game of Thrones character — expendable.
Last night, Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams reflected on how, in light of the Michael Dunn verdict, black teens can protect themselves from getting shot to death by scared white guys — don't leave your house, have friends, or listen to music. This rant is so good, Williams ended it with a mic drop. As well…
While some were stunned and saddened by Michael Dunn's bittersweet mistrial verdict in the shooting death of black teen Jordan Davis on Saturday, Black Twitter provided a cathartic and sarcastic release by responding with the hashtag #dangerousblackkids.