The day after Thanksgiving 2012, Michael David Dunn and his significant other pulled into a Gate gas station on Southside Boulevard next to high school senior Jordan Davis, his girlfriend, and another two friends in the backseat of his SUV. Dunn had just come from a wedding reception and Davis, and his friends, had been shopping at the St. John's Town Center.
Dunn and his girlfriend, Rhonda Rouer, pulled into the gas station to buy wine. He had consumed three rum drinks, according to police reports, at the wedding reception. He was angered over the loud music Davis was playing in his vehicle, which he referred to as "thug music" according to his girlfriend's testimony when they pulled up.
Jordan Davis, when asked by Dunn to turn the music down, did but according to Dunn, turned it back up when he rolled up his window. Dunn asked him to turn the music down again and then alleged that something that either appeared to be a gun barrel or a stick was put up against the window and that one of Jordan's friends began taunting him from the backseat. According to Dunn they told him that he was dead in so many words.
Dunn at that point reached into the glovebox grabbing his pistol and began to fire at the SUV hitting Jordan Davis in the groin and the back, and killing him. No weapon was found in the SUV by police.
This case has received a lot of national attention not only for the fact that Dunn was obviously impaired -- but was legally armed and impaired. Whether or not the crime was actually racially motivated is largely a matter of conjecture. Although the fact that a white man would react in such a way towards a group of teenagers in so threatening a manner -- and, in this case, lethal -- has to leave a reasonable individual asking whether or not the same results would have come from the same situation had white teenagers been listening to "thug music" and defiantly taunting an older person.
Another issue coming from the case has been the reluctance of Angela Corey's office to give free access of public record pertaining to the case to the press. But in all honesty Angela Corey hasn't exactly been a beacon of virtue with respect to the values of our republic. Apparently Ms. Corey has no idea that we have a first amendment that guarantees freedom of the press. But then again she also has saw fit to withhold evidence in the Trayvon Martin case, and went so far as to fire Ben Kruidbos, an IT worker, for calling attention to her obstruction, prompting a 5-million-dollar suit.
Angela Corey, in the case of Marissa Alexander, handed down a 20-year sentence after refusing a 3-year plea bargain in a case of self-defense against an abusive husband. There are several excessive sentences that have been handed out by her office during her tenure in keeping with her commitment to handing out a "million years of time".
It is time for people across the State of Florida to call on our elected officials to demand that Angela Corey resign from the State Attorney's Office. Corey has not acted in the interest of the public and should not be allowed to continue in her position. She is an embarrassment to the state and to the people who pay her salary.