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THE JORDAN DAVIS STORY: IT'S GETTING UGLY

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Jordan Davis

A lot of us said the shooting death of Trayvon Martin was the last straw when it comes to gun-happy scumbags killing our children in the name of "justice" and "law enforcement". Then this case happened. Jet Magazine's cover makes it clear just how pissed off we are all about this latest attempt to use the Stand Your Ground law as a shield against cold-blooded murder. Of course, some folks are trying to say THEY went too far with their message - as opposed to the racist scumbag who shot Jordan Davis saying his radio was too loud.

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JET Magazine has a long history as Black America’s news magazine. It’s a tradition they take seriously under new editor-in-chief Mitzi Miller. In a sad postscript to 2012, Jet’s first cover story of 2013 is about 17-year-old Jordan Davis, the latest victim of Florida’s notorious “Stand Your Ground” law.  “Standing Our Ground” written by acclaimed journalist Denene Millner (the author of 21 books including the bestseller “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” with Steve Harvey) the story exposes yet another murder of  a young Black male just months after Trayvon Martin was also killed in Florida.

The Friday after Thanksgiving, commonly known as “Black Friday” for its post-holiday sales, proved to be a tragic one for the Davis family. On that day Jordan and his friends went to a Jacksonville gas station to fill up after leaving a local mall. They encounteredMichael Dunn, a 46-year-old Florida gun collector with a permit to carry a concealed weapon. A confrontation took place over the volume of the music playing in the car Davis and his friends were in. Dunn, later saying he felt “threatened” and thought the teens were “gang members”, shot into the car, wounding and killing Davis.

In the article, his parents, Ron Davis and Lucia McBath express both their grief and their commitment to justice not just for their son, but for anyone who might have to go through a similar injustice. Like Trayvon Martin’s parents, Jordan’s parents are trying to spread the word about the inequalities of the “Stand Your Ground” law and use their son’s death for a higher purpose.

“I will be out there stomping all over the nation, fighting for my son,” Davis says in the article. “We need to change these laws to back ‘when you shoot somebody, you’re going to be held accountable.’”

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 January 2013 23:45  

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JIM TRAFICANT
EX-CONGRESSMAN, EX-CON, ANTI-SEMITE

1941-2014
Oh, Jim Traficant. The "colorful", "maverick", "populist" congressman from Ohio who died days after a tractor flipped over on him as he tried to park it inside a barn on his family farm (soon to be changed by the conspiracy theorists he palled around with to "assasinated") is being lauded in death by publications like Politico as "our kind of crook"  but when you see that he is also being called "hero of the people" by a neo-Nazi website, pause is in order. Traficant might have been all the adjectives they use about him, but he was a raging anti-Semite that defended Nazi war criminal Demjanjuk and upon being released from prison after being convicted ofbribary, tax fraud, racketeering, among other things, blamed Jews for his incarceration and while he was at it, accused them of running the world. He was a regular around the anti-Semites of note, speaking at events put on by Willis Carto's American Free Press (AFP) and by the band Poker Face. He was also frequented the Tea Party rallies from a few years ago, and when he wasn't there his supporters were there promoting runs for congress, as we saw when they came out to Kent State in 2010. In the video, one supporter said in the video he was no longer involved with AFP, but last summer (that's four years later) he was hawking the launch of a new organization of his through the AFP who on the organization's website as supporting them with office space and support staff in DC. Traficant was a non-entity for the most part, which is why all the talk about him in his passing has been about his colorful tenure as a congressman, but even then, that color was lost on decent people who saw how dark and decrepit he truly was.

 
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