Skip to comments.Black Woman Shot Dead in 'White Detroit Suburb' After Knocking Door-to-Door for Help...
Posted on 11/07/2013 10:41:41 AM PST by equaviator
A community is looking for answers after 19-year-old Renisha McBride was shot in the head after seeking the help of residents in what media reports are describing as a predominantly white Detroit suburb following a car crash in the early morning of Nov. 4.
While Dearborn Heights authorities have refused to release details of the investigation, they have "identified the person who fired the shot and killed the woman."
According to her family, McBride was likely forced to go door-to-door because her cell phone had died.
"She probably wanted to ask him to make a call for her or if she could use the phone," said McBride's maternal aunt, Bernita Spinks told WJBK News.
Yet McBride and others have no idea how their loved one ended up dead.
"This man just came to the door, by somebody just knocking? She didn't break in his house; she didn't break a window. What, you seen somebody on your porch and you just start shooting? And then you say it was accidental? That wasn't accidental; that wasn't accidental, no," Spinks said.
The family believes that McBride, who is black, was likely racially profiled and is relieved that the police have decided to seek charges in the case.
"I just want justice. I'm not going to stop until we get it," Spinks told Detroit News.
At a Wednesday night vigil, close to 40 family members and friends gathered to pray and share in their grief. Some chanted "No justice, no peace" and "Justice for Renisha."
"We are not going to let him get away with this senseless act he committed against this 19-year-old girl," Rev. W.J. Rideout told Detroit News.
According to Spinks, prosecutors have informed family members that the shooter is in his 50's. An autopsy has not yet been released.
McBride's case recalls a September incident where 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell knocked on the front door of a house in Georgia in the early morning following a car accident. The homeowner, instead of opening the door, called 911. When three police officers arrived, Ferrell ran towards the squad before officer Randall Kerrick drew his gun and shot him 10 times, killing the unarmed Ferrell.
Now, if the facts in this case bear out like being presented you have a reason to have legitimate outrage, too bad the leftists wasted it on hoodies and skittles
A tragedy. Ultimately of godlessness.
I’m surprised Obama hasn’t commented on this one yet.
That is true... the Trayvonmania sort of “crying wolf” takes a toll on credibility of what ought to be credible.
It might also simply be a “white trash” thing and he would have also shot a white teen in the same circumstances. White trash, same as anyone else, must repent or go to hell.
Everyone racially profiles everyone else.
I doubt the reporting on this is any more factual than all the early reports on Saint Skittles.
This sounds like the DISTRACTION Obama needs
‘The family believes that McBride, who is black, was likely racially profiled...’
Really? How do they know at this point what caused the shooting?
It's a a predominantly white Detroit suburb. In Michigan.
Wearing it out if not having wasted it.
Likely scenario.....injured party displayed the wrong sort of attitude when seeking assistance....
“HEY GET YO AZZ TO THE DOOR...Im hurt here you creepy azz cracker”...?
Something is definitely missing from the story. Lots of expected outrage and speculation from the family and nothing from the other side.
BTW, I recently had a woman fitting McBride's general description come up to me on the street and ask me if she could borrow my smartphone to make a call.
Not being born yesterday, I declined.
When I said no, I was called a racist.
I would not let a complete stranger inside my house in the wee hours of the morning either.
We do not know if McBride had a companion with her who conveniently disappeared when the situation went south.
According to local news reports, the time was 2:30 in the morning! TWO THIRTY A.M.!!!!! I think that needs to be made clear. I'm not condoning or blaming.
I should think it would depend on what part of Dearborn Heights.
Historically, it used to be an ethnic community of Catholic minorities such as Poles. But more recently, it has black neighborhoods, I believe, and also a substantial Muslim population—which is why it is often called Dearbornistan.
Its never a good idea knocking on doors at 2AM. If you do, look for a house with the lights on and be calm.
Sorry, was speaking of Dearborn itself. Don’t know about Heights.