Protesters plan to rally Thursday, demanding Michael Dunn receives the death penalty.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The New Black Panther Party will rally Thursday morning to demand Michael Dunn receives the death penalty.
The Thursday morning event is slated to take place in front of the Duval County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m., according to a release from the New Black Panther Party. The NBPP release suggests the shooting death of Jordan Davis was racially motivated and makes statements such as, "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth."
The rally will be symbolic in nature, since the case of the State of Florida vs. Michael Dunn is not a death penalty case, as repeatedly stated by Judge Healey and State Attorney Angela Corey during the jury selection process.
In addition to demonstrating against Dunn, the group also mentions in their media release that they're seeking justice for Davis, Kendrick Johnson and Trayvon Martin.
The details of the rally describe it as non-violent, however the release also stated, "In accordance with our legal rights a false arrest can be resisted with just as much violence as the officers has to make it!"
The Duval County Courthouse is located at 501 West Adams Street in Downtown Jacksonville.