During a segment of the “Melissa Harris Perry Show” over the weekend, Perry mourned the death of Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed in Florida by a White man, on Saturday.
Davis, a 17-year old boy, was shot by Michael David Dunn last week during an exchange about loud music at a gas station. Dunn fired shots into the SUV where Davis was in the backseat, claiming that he saw a shotgun in the car. No shotgun has been found and Dunn has been charged with second degree murder.
On Saturday, Harris-Perry drew parallels between Davis’ death and the killing of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who was also unarmed when he was shot and killed by George Zimmermann earlier this year.
One similarity, she said, was “that sense for those of us who know them and love them that this country is no place for young black men.”
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