The man from Florida strikes again…and basically gets away with it!
Black historian Marvin Dunn, his son and four other black men were victims of a hate crime on the very grounds where our ancestors were killed by white hands during the Rosewood Massacre on January 1, 1923. According to MSNin September 2022, Dunn and the five others were surveying the man’s property in Rosewood, Florida, with plans to erect a memorial to the men, women and children who were killed after a white woman named Fannie Taylor accused a black man named Jesse Hunter of assaulting her.
Little did they know that moments into their excursion, they would be accosted by a violent 61-year-old Caucasian named David Allen Emanuel, with a similar bloodlust. Emanuel zeroed in on Dunn and his group, calling them “fucking n*****s” and demanding they leave. When the men told Emanuel where he could go and how to get there, he turned the block and charged at them at full speed in his pickup truck, almost hitting Dunn’s son.
A jury found Emanuel guilty of six counts of hate crimes, and a rational person could reasonably assume that such a conviction would come with a lengthy prison sentence. However, we are in Florida.
Judge Allen Winsor, a federal magistrate judge, sentenced Emanuel to a paltry 12 months and one day.
“I see he brought a lot of value to the community,” Winsor said. “I don’t think he’s going to do something like that again…but there’s a need for general deterrence, and it’s clear he did it because of his race.”
Only in f**ka** Florida can killing “fucking n*****s” be considered community service.
For his part, Dunn wrote a letter taking the path that typically divides the black community when our members are attacked, maimed or killed…the high road.
“For me, my faith demands forgiveness, and so I must,” the letter reads. “(Race) is the thorn in our collective side, the unshakable rock on our common path. For America to become whole, the thorns and rocks must be removed. The victims in this case hope that in our appeal for mercy for Mr. Emanuel and his family, we will take an important step toward the goal of removing these obstacles to healing.
Dunn would go on to say that he was “relieved that it’s all over, and I think that’s fair.”
What you say? Do you find this sentence “right”?