February 17th, 2014
11:53 PM ET

Parallels between the killing of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis

The hung jury on the first-degree murder charge against Michael Dunn is raising some of the same questions about race and justice in Florida asked after the George Zimmerman trial. Gary Tuchman took a look at the similarities and differences between the Zimmerman and Dunn trials.

In an interview with New Day's Chris Cuomo, George Zimmerman described himself a "scapegoat." John Berman spoke to Chris Cuomo about their conversation.

John Berman spoke with Benjamin Crump, who is the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family.
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  1. whatifdave

    According to my ophthalmologist your eyesight starts going bad after the age of 40. Though many people have bad eyesight before the age of 40 as well. Dunn's age set him past this age by a few years. I believe they ought to require eyes check up before getting a license to concealed weapons permit. They ought to have this required eyes check up once a year as well to keep this permit.
    You are required to have your eyesight checked to keep your driver's license. They ought to do the same to keep your permit as well. CNN, can you do a report of Dunn and Zimmerman eyesight level as to whether this may have contributed to these stories? I will bet it is weaker than 20/20, in my opinion.
    Though similarly, just like it is your responsibility to make sure you have the proper eye wear in order to drive safely, the same must be said of keeping a permit as well.

    February 18, 2014 at 8:12 am |
  2. incady

    While I agree that the accused is guilty of murder, there is plenty of evidence that black men commit crime at a far higher rate than non-blacks. And it is human nature to racially profile – look at the backlash against Lorde's boyfriend. There are plenty of examples of people racially profiling. Is it right? No. But to think it doesn't exist is completely naive.

    February 18, 2014 at 1:25 am |

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