Jordan Davis rally goes to scene of the crime

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Several organizations peacefully protested Monday outside the convenience store where 17-year-old Jordan Davis was fatally shot in November of 2012.

The rally followed Saturday's verdict that ended in a mistrial for Michael Dunn on first-degree murder charge, but guilty verdicts on three counts of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

"The whole system is guilty," was chanted with a huge banner blasting the justice system and the outcome of the Dunn trial.

"We are saying it's broken and right now saying the whole system is broken," said Aleta Alston-Toure, representing the New Jim Crow Movement.

"If could not get a guilty verdict for Jordan Davis after Zimmerman, something is wrong," she said.

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Charlie Abrams made the trip from Atlanta to join the rally. He is a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party.

"Our view is system is working the way it was always supposed to. They system is set up against the people that is why 2.3 million in prison. We have a war on drugs, actually a war on poor people," said Abrams who said the bad weather in Atlanta prevented him from protesting at the Dunn trial.

Others came to say the system works, but that Florida's gun laws including Stand Your Ground needs to be reworked to better protect victims of gunfire.


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