Charged with the fatal shooting of Jordan Davis last November, Michael Dunn has written at least 100 letters, containing racist remarks, to family and friends. Dunn is in prison while awaiting trial for a first degree murder charge for the death of the 17-year-old teenager. The teen is reported to have died over an altercation surrounding the loud music from Davis’s car at a gas station.
Michael Dunn, 46, was seen shooting an estimated 9 bullets into the teenager’s car when the argument worsened. He claimed it was an act of self-defense. The incendiary letters, according to the lawyer of the victim’s family, were “shockingly racist”.
In one of the letters addressed to Dunn’s “baby”, he said that his fear is that he may get a jury which is predominantly black and if that happens he may receive an unfavorable verdict. He further said that he is sad because the United States of America is still at that state. However, he cited as good news the fact that nearby counties are gun rights supporters, Republicans, and predominantly white. Furthermore, he also said that asking thugs to turn down the stereo can be an effortless way to die. The last remark was an obvious reference to the shooting incident.
In his letter to his grandmother, Dunn said that the blacks in jail are like thugs. He said that radical as it may sound, if more individuals kill the idiots when they’re being threatened, the blacks may eventually realize that they need behavioral changes.
He also said that when it comes to race, he isn’t really prejudiced. However, he finds some cultures useless. He wrote how he thought the culture of gangster-rap and ghetto-talking thug are intolerable. He said these people in this certain culture encourage disrespect for ladies and violence. He also claimed that Jacsonville’s black community was against him and that the 3 thugs in the car with Davis were just telling stories to hide their real colors.
According to John Phillips, the lawyer of Davis’s parents, he is almost speechless at Dunn’s racist ignorance. The trial is set for September 23, next year.