On November 2nd,2013, Renisha McBride was driving home from a social gathering when she hit a parked car. Dazed, confused, and bleeding from her head, she left the scene of the accident. A woman that resided in a house where the accident occurred, called police to send an officer and ambulance to the scene, but the accident was deemed not a priority. This happened around 1 a.m. More than 3 hours later, Renisha was found dead just 3 reportedly short blocks up the street, on the front porch of the accused. When does it take someone more than three hours to walk to a location that would normally take maybe 20 minutes?
It was reported by the homeowner and defendant, Mr. Wafer, that he assumed this 19 year old petite girl was attempting to break into his home. He reportedly heard banging on his front door, retrieved his shotgun , opened his front door and the gun ACCIDENTALLY discharged. ( A firearms expert in the preliminary stage disproved that accidental discharge crap). When does knocking, or banging for that matter, on one's door equate to breaking in, wouldn't a burglar want to get in quietly as possible? Why would he open the front door to allow the perceived threat easier access? Why didn't he call the police when he first heard the noise? Why would he shoot her in the face, isn't that over kill? Now the defense has come up with the "Oh, she was drunk and had marijuana in her system when this occurred". (Most teens in America are guilty of making wrong choices pertaining to drinking and marijuana use, but woe to America when the day comes where that could be a defense for shooting unarmed youth!!!) Her blood was tested for this during autopsy. Why wasn't the accused tested for alcohol and drugs? Why wasn't Renisha tested for rape? What is Mr. Wafer's criminal background? Has Mr. Wafer been married before, if so where is his wife? Or his girlfriend? Why not talk to her? Could you imagine what life would be like if each time you knocked on someone's door, they had the right to shoot and / or kill you? The defendant wasn't actually charged and arrested until November 15th, 2013. This allowed him ample time to destroy pivotal evidence. The trial is due to start on June 2nd, 2014. I'll be keeping my eyes glued to the t.v, if it is to be aired live. If not, then my ear to the street. I wrote this blog today, in hopes of enlightening you all. This could happen to anyone's child, no matter the racial affiliation. I believe what happened to Renisha McBride wasn't a racial issue, I believe that it was something deeper.
I'm calling for Justice for Renisha, we can not forget!!!