Turn up the music for Jordan Davis goes nationwide

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Updated: 4/09/2013 6:45 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- The sounds of music are being played across the country in honor of Jordan Davis.

Radio stations from 93.3 The Beat Jamz in Jacksonville to Atlanta, Memphis, New Orleans, New York and Philadelphia are "turning it up."

"A lot of people knew him, so I think that's why it's getting so popular," Wolfson High School student Yusef Banaga said.

Police say the 17 year-old's killing on November 23 came after an argument over tunes. The "Turn Up the Music" movement is one way family and friends are taking a stand.

They believe the teen didn't have to die and want the rules of the Sunshine State changed.

"I came down here to retire and just because this happened to my son, I'm not leaving Jacksonville. I have a love for Jacksonville and a love for the State of Florida. I want them to have a love for me by repealing this law," Jordan's Dad, Ron, said.

"This law" is Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground. Under it, people have the right to meet force with deadly force if they feel threatened. It's a possibility Michael Dunn, the man accused of killing Jordan could use that as his defense.

Davis says that's not fair.

"The most he could have done was hit the car or cursed my kid," he continued.

Friday from 5 to 7, the focus will be on music, and Jordan's favorite song "Strawberry Letter 23." Davis says seeing people not only "turn up the music" but turn up the awareness of his son's death is humbling and encouraging.

"I have people calling me from Italy. And they said: "Ron, we know the story in Italy, so it's going across world."

Ron Davis plans on traveling to every state to discuss the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law in an effort to get it repealed.
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