The death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis added to a dark narrative that many families ravaged by police brutality, and questionable state laws regarding personal firearms, are all too familiar with.
In 2012, Davis and three of his friends were parked in a gas station in Jacksonville, Fla. As they were listening to music, a white man named Michael Dunn, who was stationed in a car beside them, proceeded to argue over the volume of their music. The situation escalated to the point where Dunn took it upon himself to draw his gun and fire 10 shots at Davis and his friends, who were all unarmed. The shooting killed the teenager instantly.
Dunn was charged with first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole. This happened just nine months after the death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman, who hid behind Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. That same law also comes into question within the documentary 3 and 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets.
Davis’ family is featured in the riveting film where they reveal how they’re coping with Jordan’s death. The doc also sheds a light on the treatment of black people in the eyes of the justice system.
The reel drops June 19.