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February 3, 2014

Jordan Davis Timeline

by John Phillips

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Jordan’s News & Upcoming Events:

  • February 3rd, 2014 – Starts the Criminal Trial

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: Jordan’s Parents Donation Website

WALK WITH JORDAN: Jordan’s Legacy Journey

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On Stand Your Ground Laws
Lucy McBath Testifies before Congress on Stand Your Ground Laws

November 22nd – Memorial Service – Atlanta, GA

November 23rd – One Year Remembrance – Sea Walk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach – 5-8 pm

November 8th – John, Ron and Lucy argued for revision to SYG law to the Florida House

October 29th – Lucy Testified before Congress at the Senate Hearing on “Stand Your Ground Laws” to watch her speech, click here.

October 14th – Terry Parker High School’s Unity Plaza in Jacksonville, FL – Brick Dedication Ceremony was very special and heartbreaking to see so many victims families.

September 23rd – This was an emotional day, as it was the 10 month anniversary of the day that changed the family’s lives forever and the original trial start date. Ron joined First Coast Connect for a radio interview where he continues to show such strength and highlighted profound points. Lucy also had an interview, click here to read the article or listen.

September 19th – There was a hearing. It was determined that the trial date will most likely be in early February.

September 17th – Lucy was scheduled to testify before Congress when it was postponed due to the unfortunate but not unforeseen Naval Yard Shooting. Her testimony is rescheduled in October. As soon as we hear, we will post the exact date. While the team was in DC, Ron and John were interviewed, click here to watch. FocuswMoms

August 24th – Jordan’s parents, John and TC celebrated the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington, in DC. They met political leaders and shared Jordan’s story to gain supporters in the mission to reduce gun violence.

August 18th – Mom’s Demand Action For Gun Safety in America at Focus on Atlanta with host Keisha Lancelon. 1380WAOK

August 7th – Lucy joined Lorraine White, host of 1380 WAOK talk radio in Atlanta. They spoke about Jordan and SYG legislation. LucyAward

July 20th – The National Women of Achievement Luncheon, Atlanta, Ga. Lucy receives award for work in gun safety advocacy.

June 24th – Lucy and Ron spoke at the Newton Cross Country Bus Tour in Atlanta, at the Ga. State Capitol. It ironically turned into an armed camp, click to read more.

June 22th – Lucy participated in the Common Sense Conference on Guns in Georgia. Lucy_Speaker

June 14th – Lucy was asked to speak at an event for Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Gun legislation supporters were in attendance for this event marking the 6 month anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, CT.

June – Wolfson High School Graduation Ceremony. Honorary Graduation Certificate given to Ron and Lucy.

June 4th – Dunn was back in court in front of a new judge. After Michael Dunn’s attorney cited possible procedural error in support of a motion to recuse first year Judge Suzanne Bass. Judge Mallory Cooper has taken over. We do not expect any delay from this. We are steadfastly proceeding with the civil suit, as well, and filed motions for summary judgments on the civil cases. Justice will not be denied.

May 30 Lucy spoke at Rep. Phil Gingrey’s office a press conference held by Mayor’s Against Gun Violence.

April 26 – J-City performed his song written for Jordan Davis at Museum Bar. Lucy McBath was in attendance.

April 19– Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Honoring Jordan and Treyvon. The award is a Post Humorus award given by Pastor RL Gundy.

On Headline News show Raising America with Hosts Darren Kavinoky and Vinnie Politan

April 17– John Phillips, Lucy and Ron interviewed with Raising America – Headline News at CNN. Lucy, also had a radio interview with Lisa Jackson. Interview will be shared with Hip Hop Weekly, BET.

April 15th, Lucy attended a meeting with State Senator Chambliss office. She accompanied Atlanta’s delegation of “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” They encouraged votes for national background checks.

In March, Lucy and John, traveled to New York for the Black Male Re-Imagined Conference. You can watch video from the conference at http://f4a.tv/YezCjj. The creators of this event recently launched a website www.perception.org – a multi-media, multi-platform campaign driving a national conversation about the experiences and challenges black men and boys are facing due to negative perceptions.

February 26th, CBS Evening News interviewed Ron. You can watch the interview by clicking here. After reading Jordan’s story and being inspired to help, Georgia’s Senator Vincent Fort introduced a bill to change gun law, SB 147. Lucy plans to offer support. On

February 26th, Georgia Public Broadcasting interviewed Lucia and followed Lucy and the Senator to a rally that supported all “gun safety” legislation, including SB 147. Watch the interview by clicking here. slide5 (2)Issue 1181>>April 25, 2013 Click to read full article.

The week of February 18th, Rolling Stone Magazine was in Jacksonville interviewing the family, attorney and Jordan’s friends, who were in the car that unfortunate day. A Jordan Davis Memorial Fund is set-up to help and support the movement and butterfly effect of kindness. Donations can be sent to PO Box 23833, Jacksonville, FL 32241-3833.

Jordan Davis' parents celebrate Jordan's life by singing along with talented artist and the crowd of supporters at the Jacksonville Landing, for Jordan's birthday.

February 16th, we celebrated the Mayoral Proclaimed Jordan Russel Davis Day at the Jacksonville Landing. Political Leaders spoke and a variety of talented artist entertained. We thank you all for celebrating with us. We handed out 500 “Walk with Jordan” bracelets in 2 hours – if you want one, simply send a self addressed envelope with postage on it.

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February 10th, Ron, his wife, John and TC met with the Travon family at his birthday celebration. Sharing in each others grief but also hoping to work together for a better future. Celebrities in attendance, were Jamie Fox and Cedric the Entertainer.

January 30th, Ron, Lucy and the Mayor announce plans for Jordan Davis’ Day – February 16th,  what would have been Jordan’s 18th Birthday.

January 23rd, Lucy flew to Washington DC to meet with members of Congress and again they welcomed her with open arms, even ushering her into another hearing on gun violence. On the same day, Ron and John debated gun control with a member of Florida Carry. The debate aired Sunday, January 27th, click here to watch the gun control debate.

Nancy Pelosi speaks with Lucy and Ron after the hearing on gun violence.

January 16th, Ron and Lucia visited Washington DC to meet with Senate and Congress staffers to discuss Jordan’s story. The family, was invited by Pelosi to attend the Congressional Hearing on Gun Violence Prevention.

Soledad O’Brien’s Starting Point Interview 12/14/2012


Lawrence O’Donnell Last Word Interview 12/14/2012

Declare ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws illegal in accordance with Federal law. Require states amend laws to match Federal law. To date, 21 states have adopted laws allowing citizens to protect themselves by use of force outside their homes. This goes against the Federal law which only allows for deadly force if the perpetrator is within the confines of ones home. There is a flaw in the state laws, which does not address the programmed psychological judgement of the arms bearer. It gives too much authority and right to untrained citizens who may live in fear on a daily basis, the right to make an assumed judgement on individuals deemed a threat to them. It allows the use of deadly force with a weapon against unarmed citizens. The law is unconstitutional and should be addressed to protect unarmed innocent civilians from bias vigilante justice seekers. Click here to learn more: www.walkwithjordan.com

On November 30th, a movement started nationally online to honor Jordan Davis by “turning the music up” in his honor. We saw Russell Simmons, Omar Epps, Fat Joe, 50 Cent and others tweet about his story and it is truly touching. During our previously scheduled Holiday Open House, Ribbon Cutting and Toy Drive benefiting Toys for Tots that Friday, we took a moment at 5pm with the rest of the country to pay tribute to Jordan, by turning our music up and playing ”Strawberry Letter 23″ by the Brothers Johnson (a family favorite that expresses love).

To watch more media coverage of the case click here.

John Phillips Law Office of John M. Phillips 4230 Ortega Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32210 (904) 517-8903 jmp@knowthelawyer.com

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