Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Brandon Jackson Attacked By Group and He Goes to Jail

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 54,856 people, 19,417 households, and 15,048 families residing in the Jackson Township, NJ. The racial makeup of the township was 88.90% (48,765) White, 4.86% (2,664) Black or African American, 0.10% (57) Native American, 2.95% (1,616) Asian, 0.03% (18) Pacific Islander, 1.27% (696) from other races, and 1.90% (1,040) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.83% (4,295) of the population.

Brandon Jackson, who at age 21, was convicted by an all-white jury in New Jersey and sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted murder. October 2006, his mother said Brandon was attacked by a group of more than 12 white men after helping his employer move furniture into her home in Jackson Township, New Jersey. Jackson held a three-inch work pocket knife in self-defense, forcing the group back, but that it was the homeowner’s call to police that would finally force the group to stand down. Jackson sustained injuries in the back of his head, and knees and even had a fingernail bitten off.  While the police report listed the episode as a “racial offense,” Jackson was charged with aggravated assault and for carrying an illegal weapon. The men reportedly began stomping and kicking Brandon while yelling, “Kill the ni**er!”

Gloria Fisher Brandon’s mother stated that the prosecutors ignored much of the evidence that would have absolved her son, including statements by the homeowner, who verified Jackson’s version of happenings.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Man Kills Teen Because of Loud Music

Police say 45-year-old Michael David Dunn shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis as he sat in the back seat of SUV.  The killing of a teenager in what police say started as an argument over loud music at a Jacksonville, FL gas station. 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. Dunn apparently got into an argument with Davis, who was sitting in the back seat. Dunn's attorney claims that are when her client reached for a gun he had in the glove compartment of his car, loaded it, and fired. During the dispute, Dunn allegedly took out a gun and shot into the vehicle, striking Davis twice. The vehicle had been shot at least 9 times in total, but no one else was injured.  The teens had no weapons. 

Dunn’s statement:  "They were blasting some rap music. And he said he rolled down his window, pulled up on the passenger side, and rolled down his window and asked, would you mind turning that down? And said it very politely."

“The attorney says the teenager in the front seat turned down the radio. But then she says her client heard the teens cussing at him, making threats. She says Dunn rolled down his window and said, "He said excuse me, are you talking to me?"

"Firing at the car, because they're showing him a gun, and he can't see their hands," she said. "And he doesn't know. They're about to blast him in the face with a shotgun, as far as he knows."

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says investigators did not find a gun, or drugs, in the SUV.

Arrest Report -  Police arrested Dunn the next day in Brevard County, which is about 170 miles away from Jacksonville, FL.

A license-tag number and eyewitness accounts led Jacksonville, FL Sheriff’s Office detectives to arrest a Brevard County man, Michael Dunn in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a Gate Food Post store on the Southside, police said.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at (904) 630-0500 or email at

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