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Radio station and lawyer honor Jordan Davis with favorite song

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Updated: 4/09/2013 6:46 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- When most people think about Jordan Russell Davis, they think of music.

The 17 year-old listened to it all the time and even made playlists and mixtapes for friends. Now, tunes are being played for him. 

"Even if it's just a private moment sitting in the car coming from work. Just turn it up a couple of notches. Doesn't matter what the song is," attorney John Phillips said. 

Jordan's family wanted one song in particular played at a tribute Friday evening. It was his favorite-- "Strawberry Letter 23" by The Brothers Johnson.

"Part of Strawberry Letter 23, it talks about the love, and finding love again," Phillips continued.

Phillips, the attorney for Jordan's family, decided to pause during his Toys for Tots and open house event to honor the teen. At 5 p.m., he and mourners across the country turned the dial up and increased the audio.

Until the court case is complete, the focus will be on remembering a life taken too soon. 

"If one person can be touched and find love again from the death of Jordan Davis, it will be phenomenal. If 350 million can, it will be colossal."
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HighLife - 12/2/2012 5:27 PM
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Ichy is right. Turning up the volume when Davis' favorite tune is broadcast is insane. Jordan got shot because he and/or his friends were blasting their music to annoy others, and were obnoxious, rude and aggressive. To "honor" Jordan by doing the same is idiotic. Jordan was apparently a kid who, within his circle of friends and acquaintances, would always chip in his two cents worth and wouldn't back down, which probably contributed to his death. Wouldn't it be better to counsel young people to respect others and dial down the hostility. In his memory, I'm going to turn down the volume when his favorite tune is played and avoid confrontations with others.

Ichabod - 12/1/2012 8:35 AM
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It is tragic that this 17 year old lost his life to something like loud music. The "Boom Boom" music does annoy most people but to kill someone over it is just plain insanity. Yet - - to encourage people to kick up the volumn to make a statement is insanity in itself. Most Americans just want peace. Don't aggravate the situation. Support the Kids Father, he seems to be very intelligent.
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