The Gist: Jordan Davis documentary and drunk uncles at Thanksgiving.

Jordan Davis’ Parents Remember Their Son and Speak Out Against “Stand Your Ground” Laws

Jordan Davis’ Parents Remember Their Son and Speak Out Against “Stand Your Ground” Laws

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 25 2015 2:45 PM

The Parents of Jordan Davis

Seeking justice for their son politicized Ron Davis and Lucia McBath and made them the subjects of a new HBO documentary.

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Jordan’s father, Ron Davis.

Still from 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets

Listen to Episode 386 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, a parent’s worst nightmare. Three years ago this week, Ron Davis and Lucia McBath’s 17-year-old son was shot while Black Friday shopping with his friends. The HBO documentary 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets tells the story of how they pursued justice for their son. For the Spiel, why uncle slander has become a Thanksgiving tradition.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.