Lucy McBath

Posted in Library of Congress, Politics by chamblee54 on July 14, 2018

The GA06 election is moving on. The incumbent, Karen Handel, is a terrible person. Kevin Abel and Lucy McBath will be in the Democratic runoff to face Mrs. Handel in November. PG has not been paying much attention. One exception was receiving a phone call from the Abel campaign. This annoyed PG, and made him not want to vote for Mr. Abel.

On friday the 13th, mailers came from both candidates. Kevin Abel had a pink bordered message, “Women deserve to live free from fear.” Lucy McBath said “When her son Jordan Davis was murdered for listening to his music too loud, Lucy McBath turned her grief into action.” PG remembered hearing about the 2012 incident in Florida, and started to look for information.

“Michael Dunn … pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis … Lt. Rob Schoonover of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said … Davis was sitting in a parked SUV with three other teens, when Dunn parked next to their vehicle and made a comment about the loud music the group was playing. The 45-year-old apparently got into an argument with Davis, who was sitting in the back seat. … Dunn allegedly took out a gun and shot into the vehicle, striking Davis twice.”

During the trial, one of the teenagers offered this testimony. “Thompson told the court that Dunn said: “Turn your music down I can’t hear myself think.” Thompson says he obliged, but that Jordan Davis objected, saying, according to Thompson, “F**k that, n****r, turn it back up.” Thompson turned the music back up … Davis and Dunn began “having a conversation back and forth.””

After the first trial, a juror offered an opinion of what Mr. Dunn could have done. “ABC: What were his options? VALERIE: Roll the window up, ignore the taunting, put your car in reverse, back up to the front of the store, move a parking spot over. That’s my feeling.”

In February 1999, PG was working with someone who played a Christian radio station. When PG objected, the co-worker lost it. It was the worst temper tantrum PG had ever seen. The hysterical abuse continued, in one way or another, for the next six years. The co-worker never forgave PG. What would it be like, to have a carload of teenagers go off on you like that?

Shooting someone is not justified, with or without a stand your ground law. But the saying, “You’re gonna get yourself killed” is not about justification. Mr. Dunn was coming back from a wedding, and possibly intoxicated. Mr. Dunn was armed, and according to a former neighbor, “could be pretty intense.” Mr. Dunn, on that day, was not someone who will “ignore the taunting.”

Getting back to the race for Congress, the runoff will be in ten days. Both candidates will have a tough time, in the heavily Republican GA06. PG will, as usual, decide who to vote for on his way to the polls. Being reminded of a murder will not help. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

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  1. Runoff | Chamblee54 said, on July 24, 2018 at 8:53 am

    […] meet either one in court. The Congressional race is a bit more complicated. PG has written about Lucy McBath. Her opponent, Kevin Abel, is a nice looking young man. Both candidates have sent stacks of slick, […]

  2. Chamblee54 Voters Guide | Chamblee54 said, on November 3, 2018 at 11:21 am

    […] 40, and Georgia House District 81. A handful of constitutional amendments will be voted on. Democrat Lucy McBath is trying to replace certified poopyhead Karen Handel in #GA06. Mrs. McBath has some good ideas, […]

  3. 022020 | Chamblee54 said, on February 21, 2020 at 12:53 am

    […] Michael Dunn. He is the Florida man, convicted of killing Jordan Davis, son of GA06 Representative Lucy McBath. The video shows Mr. Dunn talking to police without an attorney, which is not a smart thing to do. […]

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