Dunn: “I’m the victim here”

dunn_quote I saw this in this morning’s Express paper and my morning already wasn’t off to the best start and this feels like it just derailed it. I guess part of me still hasn’t fully processed it and doesn’t want to believe the callous indifference behind such a horrible act, but after checking other sources, it’s true. The details of his calls from jail are very telling, and not just what he says, but even how his loved ones respond.

“You know I was thinking about that today, I was like I’m the f*** victim here, I was the one who was victimized,” Michael Dunn said from jail in December 2012, a month after the shooting. “I mean I don’t know how else to cut it, like they attacked me, I’m the victim. I’m the victor, but I was the victim too.”

I was the one that was being preyed upon and I fought back. It’s not quite the same but it made me think of like the old TV shows and movies where like how the police used to think when a chick got raped going, “Oh, it’s her fault because of the way she dressed.” I’m like, “So it’s my fault (laughing) because I asked them to turn their music down. I got attacked and I fought back because I didn’t want to be a victim and now I’m in trouble. I refused to be a victim and now I’m incarcerated.

He refers to fellow inmates (race unspecified) as “animals” and boasts that after relating the details of the shooting to three black inmates, they agreed with his actions. Unbelievable. And worse, all most of us can think is that the next time this happens, the outcome will be the same.

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