Over the last 24 hours since Creshuna Miles, aka Juror #8, revealed herself, many people have had their say about her. But the opinions that matter the most belong to Jordan Davis’ parents.
According to Miles, race played no part in the jury’s verdicts against Michael Dunn, the man responsible for killing Jordan Davis and injuring others in the parking lot of a Jacksonville, Fl gas station. But Davis’ parents have their own opinion on Miles’ comments.
During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Thursday night, Davis’ parents said Miles’ comments weren’t genuine.
“I don’t think she’s being genuine,” Ron Davis said. “For her as an African-American female to go into this case, with this type of evidence, with this type of rage, with [Dunn] saying ‘thug music,’ how can you as a juror not think this is about race?
“Before you even met Jordan, before you even looked at Jordan, looked at his clothes or anything else, you heard rap music, and so you assume it’s all African-Americans in the car, and you said, ‘I hate that thug music.’ So it is about race.”
“I think she didn’t want it to be about race,” Davis’ mother, Lucia McBath, added. “I think she really hoped that that was not an element of it. But it’s always been an element of what happened in our case.”
McBath also felt surprised for Miles to say that Dunn seemed like a “nice” guy.
“That was very surprising,” McBath said. “Because in my mind nice guys don’t shoot unarmed teenagers.”
“If she thought he was a nice guy, that tells me she wasn’t paying attention to the testimony,” Ron Davis said. “When Miss Rouer testified, he never said that there was a weapon in the car. No gun, no stick, bottle, anything. And he drove to the hotel, ate pizza, drove back to his home the next day. Not one time did he say there was a weapon, and who would do that? If someone threatened you with a shotgun you would tell the closest person to you … [He] never said one word, never dialed 911. That doesn’t sound like a good person.”
View the segment below: