Bishop Donald Hilliard Responds to Injustice in the Murder Trial of Jordan Davis Calls on the Community to Help “Stop the Funeral”

February 15, 2014–Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Bishop Donald Hilliard Jr. reacts to the mistrial verdict of Michael Dunn in the murder trial of Jordan Davis. “We now have the announcement of the verdict against Michael Dunn in the senseless killing of Jordan Davis. Michael Dunn was found guilty on four charges, but the jury, ending in a mistrial, could not convict him of murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Again, we have another disrespectful and insensitive miscarriage of justice in America. I am sickened by this foolishness. Another senseless attack on innocent young black boys can be justified? Jordan Davis would have celebrated his 19th birthday tomorrow. Trayvon Martin would have turned 19 years old today. When will it end? What must we do to bring a change to the laws and lawlessness in America?

The Travyon Martin death and George Zimmerman trial sent a very sad message to America. This mistrial today sends a very dangerous message to America. Enough is enough!! This decision not to convict a white man in the killing of a young unarmed black child is a blatant devaluing of the lives of African American boys! I recently revised my book “Stop the Funeral” because of the escalating violence in this country, which is claiming the lives of more and more children and youth. It is time for everyone to get involved to help stop these funerals. This means white folks, black folks, Hispanics folks, and people of all races. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, and uncles must get involved.

This is not a problem in the black community. This is America’s problem. ALL AMERICA SHOULD BE CONCERNED! We must have a dialogue about the racism that permeates in the lives of people who in everyday situations are making decisions that have deadly consequences. Now is the time to act and get involved. Know your political leaders. Know the laws in your state. Become active in the political processes that may determine whether you live or die one day.
May God bless the Jordan Davis family in this time of great need. May God give a herald of hope to people of every color everywhere. What say ye? JUSTICE!!”

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