“Gone” by Mykell Hatcher-McLarin 2/16/14
Eyes Eclipsed wit Tears.
Who said Black Boys don’t cry?
Who said Black Girls don’t die?
I swear to God who said it was
I didn’t hear that gunshot.
I didn’t get that wound.
But My Heart is still gashed open
as I stand in this room
looking in the mirror saying,
“It could easily be you.”
All the Black Children.
Justice was far away
and didn’t hear your parting song.
How To Make Sense Of The Michael Dunn Verdict BY NICOLE FLATOW
A Florida jury could not reach a verdict on the most serious charge facing Michael Dunn, a first degree murder charge for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis after a dispute over loud music at a Jacksonville convenience store. Nevertheless, Dunn is all but certain to face a lengthy prison sentence as he was convicted on three counts of attempted second degree murder — one for each of three of Dunn’s friends who were also in the line of fire as Dunn fired ten rounds into their sport utility vehicle.