Renisha McBride Shooting Was Accidental, Homeowner Says

A rally outside the Dearborn Heights police department is planned for the slain Michigan teen tonight

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Michigan police say that the homeowner who allegedly shot an unarmed 19-year old girl in the face last Saturday claims his gun discharged accidentally.

Renisha McBride was shot in the face at 3:40 a.m. on Nov. 2 while asking for help after a car accident, the Detroit Free Press reports.  “This man’s claiming – believed the girl was breaking into the home,” chief detective Lt. James Serwatowski said. “And he’s also saying the gun discharged accidentally.”

Police seized the homeowner’s .12-gauge shotgun and are examining it, Serwatowski confirmed on Thursday. Earlier this week, the Dearborn Heights police department sent a request to Wayne County prosecutors for charges to be filed against the man. The prosecutors are seeking more information on the incident before deciding which, if any, charges to press against the homeowner, who has hired two lawyers to represent him, the Detroit News reports. The shooter’s name has not been released.

McBride’s friends and family held a vigil outside her home Wednesday, and activists are planning a demonstration Thursday outside the Dearborn Heights Police Department at 6 p.m. “Black life is not valued in America, not worthy, not respected,” said Yusef Shaker, one of the rally organizers.

The case has stirred up controversy on social media sites, as many compare Renisha McBride’s death to Trayvon Martin’s death at the hands of George Zimmerman last year. Michigan also has a “Stand Your Ground” law, which could shield the homeowner from murder charges, should the case come to trial.

[Detroit Free Press]

[Detroit News]

27 comments
av.phonemail
av.phonemail

According to the law regardless of the time of morning a car accident happens and a innocent hurt person goes looking for help on someones doorstep: Preemptive self-defense, cases in which one kills another on suspicion that the victim might eventually become dangerous, is considered criminal, no matter how likely it is that one was right. Justifiable homicide is a legal gray area, and there is no clear legal standard for a homicide to be considered justifiable.

av.phonemail
av.phonemail

Stay out of Caucasian neighborhoods or risked being murdered in cold blood and the law enforcement and government ensuring no consequences or justice!


When in a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood or near a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood:

Don’t enter the white neighborhood

Don’t walk onto their steps/ porch

OR risk being murdered unlawfully, due to laws that protect innocent African Americans being  murdered especially predominantly by Caucasians.


If a Caucasians person is in a car/truck and you need help:

Don’t walk near or approach the car/truck

Avoid contact and conversation at all cost! Their natural urge for violence against AA may come out unexpectedly and you will end up murdered in cold blood without cause beside generational hatred towards you for being born a race whose existence they hate; like all their ancestors.


Warning: If need help find a African American or wait until you can figure out another solution.


Stay away from white people at all cost or you may be murdered! Laws are written for and in favor of and only protect Caucasian people in the US. In this country it is legal to murder African American people without consequences especially if the perpetrator is Caucasian. A African American life isn’t worth anything of value, and we are still considered to be less than human. It saddens me that this is the country I was born into. I want nothing more than to renounce my citizenship and have nothing to do with the USA. Am afraid of being unjustifiably murdered by a Caucasian person; and worse still them not dealing with any consequences because of their “white privilege” get out of jail free card when it comes to violence committed by them towards blacks.


Black people you have been warned!


NelsonHarrington
NelsonHarrington

For the person asking about Lakim Faust ..He is in jail charged with 4 counts of attempted murder ,plus numerous other chargers. Ms McBride was murdered while asking for help. How on earth is this anything even remote to being the same ..Well.maybe in a racists world it is

#libtardedamerica
#libtardedamerica

“Black life is not valued in America, not worthy, not respected,”

maybe when black people start respecting black life more often, not just after one is shot by a white person, people might feel differently

RobertWeiss
RobertWeiss

The case has stirred up controversy on social media sites, as many people INCORRECTLY compare Renisha McBride’s death to Trayvon Martin’s death at the hands of George Zimmerman last year. 

While Michigan has a “Stand Your Ground” law, it will only apply if a reasonable person would believe that there was in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm at the time of the shooting.  If this was the case, the "Stand Your Ground" law could shield the homeowner from murder charges, should the case come to trial.

There you go TIME - corrected for accuracy.


BobHo
BobHo

#1. Flint, Mich.

Violent crimes per 100,000: 2,729.5

Population: 101,632

2012 murders: 63

Poverty rate: 40.6%

BobHo
BobHo

Most dangerous us cities

# 2. Detroit

Violent crimes per 100,000: 2,122.6

Population: 707,096

2012 murders: 386

Poverty rate: 40.9%

BobHo
BobHo

(Reuters) - Three people died and six were wounded in Detroit when a gunman opened fire on as many as 30 people who were gambling inside the back room of a barber shop, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said on Thursday.

Detroit, like a walkingdead in real life.....

BobHo
BobHo

funny, not a single story on Time about Lakim Faust shooting four people....

Tyrone4401
Tyrone4401

"hide behind the keys of the message board"


jll
jll

If it were a black shooting a white it would not matter.  Get over it, you people are all causing this to be perpetuated and blaming others. Take responsibility --- you are the ones to blame!!!!

paulhue86
paulhue86

He says the gun fired accidentally.

He says he raised his gun because he feared a home invasion, which he could not distinguish from what he had ascertained by the time the gun fired.

Therefore: no case, except a political one.

paulhue86
paulhue86

Black people are much safer in white neighborhoods than black. Even knocking on doors of strangers at 4am.

paulhue86
paulhue86

You do not know if she was asking for help. She had earlier declined offered help twice, at the scene of her dwi crash. In both cases she declined. Is it not possible that she was drunk to the point of alarming, frightening irrationality?

BenWeiser
BenWeiser

@#libtardedamerica - typically a black murder victim was killed by another black person. sure. but a typical white murder victim was killed by another white person too, you know. does that mean white people don't respect eachother's lives? does the act of a white murderer reflect on the entire white race? does that individual's behavior justify other violence against whites? is it now open season for asians or native americans to kill us for walking in a hoodie or knocking on a door at night?

av.phonemail
av.phonemail

WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH A MAN BLOWING A INNOCENT 19 YEAR OLD WOMEN'S BRAINS ALL OVER HIS FRONT PORCH FOR ASKING FOR HELP BECAUSE SHE HAD BEEN  IN A CAR ACCIDENT! PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THIS HAS TO DO WITH THIS STORY. I AM BEGGING YOU TO STATE JUSTIFICATION FOR THE SENSELESS MURDER OF A 19 YEAR OLD ...

av.phonemail
av.phonemail

@BobHo Stay out of Caucasian neighborhoods or risked being murdered in cold blood and the law enforcement and government ensuring no consequences or justice!


When in a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood or near a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood:

Don’t enter the white neighborhood

Don’t walk onto their steps/ porch

OR risk being murdered unlawfully, due to laws that protect innocent African Americans being  murdered especially predominantly by Caucasians.


If a Caucasians person is in a car/truck and you need help:

Don’t walk near or approach the car/truck

Avoid contact and conversation at all cost! Their natural urge for violence against AA may come out unexpectedly and you will end up murdered in cold blood without cause beside generational hatred towards you for being born a race whose existence they hate; like all their ancestors.


Warning: If need help find a African American or wait until you can figure out another solution.


Stay away from white people at all cost or you may be murdered! Laws are written for and in favor of and only protect Caucasian people in the US. In this country it is legal to murder African American people without consequences especially if the perpetrator is Caucasian. A African American life isn’t worth anything of value, and we are still considered to be less than human. It saddens me that this is the country I was born into. I want nothing more than to renounce my citizenship and have nothing to do with the USA. Am afraid of being unjustifiably murdered by a Caucasian person; and worse still them not dealing with any consequences because of their “white privilege” get out of jail free card when it comes to violence committed by them towards blacks.


Black people you have been warned!


av.phonemail
av.phonemail

WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH A MAN BLOWING A INNOCENT 19 YEAR OLD WOMEN'S BRAINS ALL OVER HIS FRONT PORCH FOR ASKING FOR HELP BECAUSE SHE HAD BEEN  IN A CAR ACCIDENT!

KarenClarke-Wade
KarenClarke-Wade

@jll What exactly is it that "You People" need to get over? I beg of you to please tell me. If you can explain to me what that young lady did to get her head blown off , I would love to know. If it were a black shooting a white, it would not be an issue because it would have been assumed that the black was a drug addict or some kind of criminal and they would have been in jail. So again I ask you, what did that young lady bring on herself. What are "You People" blaming on others. Your ignorance is mind blowing. Didn't your parents ever teach you that if you don't have anything good to say, shut the hell up!! A 19 year old girl lost her life asking for help. Once you can explain how she brought that upon herself, and the rest of us are blaming others for what was the innocent loss of a valuable life, then speak. Until then, you sound like a very ignorant racist who hates probably because that is how you were raised. If God is remotely a part of your life, you need to drop to your knees and ask him if hate was part of his agenda for your life. The hate YOU perpetuate will come back at you in a form you will not be able to handle. When you need someone the most, they will give back the hate that radiates from your soul and maybe, just maybe, you will change you hateful, racist, ignorant, pathetic thought pattern. I guess anything is possible.

av.phonemail
av.phonemail

@jll According to the law regardless of the time of morning a car accident happens and a innocent hurt person goes looking for help on someones doorstep: Preemptive self-defense, cases in which one kills another on suspicion that the victim might eventually become dangerous, is considered criminal, no matter how likely it is that one was right. Justifiable homicide is a legal gray area, and there is no clear legal standard for a homicide to be considered justifiable.

Christina26
Christina26

"Take responsibility" for what exactly? One individual needs to take responsibility for a vicious racial stereotype? "you are the ones to blame"....for WHAT? A girl seeks help and is now dead. PERIOD. To blame for what? The only person that needs to take responsibility in this case is the shooter. Ignorant comment, jll.

Tyrone4401
Tyrone4401

@jll "hide behind the keys of the message board"? 


paulhue86
paulhue86

White people don't whine and complain about other people not respecting them. Not do they murder each other, or members of other groups, at near the rate of blacks.

BenWeiser
BenWeiser

@#libtardedamerica - clearly white men have a hair trigger too. maybe the only way to make the streets safe is to lock up as many white men as possible

RobertWeiss
RobertWeiss

@Tyrone4401 - says the person with a generic handle and no avatar.

That is the definition of irony. . . .

BenWeiser
BenWeiser

@#libtardedamerica - screw it. human beings have proven themselves a menace, lets just put the entire world in prison and be done with it


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