Michael Dunn Juror: Race Was Never a Factor in the Verdict
One of the jurors who convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder after he fired a series of shots into an SUV full of black teenagers following a dispute over their playing loud rap music broke her silence on Thursday. Speaking exclusively with CNN, Juror number 8, an African-American, told CNN that those who believe that race played a role in the jury’s decision not to convict Dunn of the premeditated killing of Jordan Davis were misinformed.
“I never once thought about, ‘Oh, this was a black kid, this was a white guy.’ Because that was – that wasn’t the case,” juror number 8, aged 21, told CNN reporter Alina Machado.
“So, for people who say, you know, here’s another white guy who got away with shooting and killing a black kid, what would you tell them?” Machado asked.
“I would tell them that they really should knowledge themselves on the law,” Miles replied.
“If this case wasn’t about race for you, what was it about?” the CNN reporter followed up.
“It was about justice,” juror number 8 responded.
Watch the clip below, via CNN:
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