Your Call: What happens in the criminal justice system after a young black man is shot and killed? | KALW

Your Call: What happens in the criminal justice system after a young black man is shot and killed?

Sep 10, 2015

On the September 10th edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the new documentary 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets. The film tells the story of Jordan Davis, an unarmed black 17 year-old shot to death after a dispute with a white man in a gas station parking lot on November 23, 2012.  

The killer, Michael Dunn, was ultimately convicted of first-degree murder. But the story of the trial shows the danger and subjectivity of Florida's Stand Your Ground self-defense laws.  Hear from Jordan Davis’s father Ron.

Guest:

Ron Davis tragically lost his son, Jordan Davis. Their story and the court battle that ensued is the subject of the new documentary 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets.

Web Resources

3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets Trailer

The Jordan Davis Foundation

American Bar Association Journal: States with stand-your-ground laws have seen an increase in homicides, reports task force

Think Progress: Michael Brown, Police Violence, And Why It’s So Hard For Victims To See Justice