Faith in Florida Responds to Michael Dunn Verdict
Oct 1, 2014
WASHINGTON – Desmond Meade, Faith in Florida’s Live Free State Director praised this afternoon’s verdict in the Michael Dunn trial. Dunn shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis on November 23, 2012, after a dispute over the volume of the music coming from a car the teen was in, in a gas station parking lot in Florida. Today, Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder.
“Today, justice was served. A system that all too often and systematically fails young men of color did right by the justice system and did right by Jordan Davis’ family. However, our efforts across Florida to curb gun violence and improve our justice system cannot and will not end with this one victory. There is much work to be done to honor Jordan Davis and end the dehumanization and disenfranchisement of young men of color. We continue to pray for the Davis family and to work toward improving the justice system in Florida.
The mission of Faith in Florida is to build a powerful, multi-cultural, non-partisan network of congregation community organizations in Florida that will address systemic racial and economic issues that cause poverty for our families. With multiple different religious denominations and faith traditions represented, Faith in Florida seeks to provide a prophetic, interfaith voice on rights restoration, immigrant justice and health care expansion. Faith in Florida is nonpartisan and is not aligned explicitly or implicitly with any candidate or party. We do not endorse or support candidates for office.