Standing your ground? That’s what Dearborn Heights police believe. This time it wasn’t George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, it was a Michigan man versus Renisha McBride, 19, who was shot in the back of the head*. The shooter told police he believed McBride was an intruder.
The police initially told McBride’s family that her body was “dumped” and discovered near Warren Avenue and Outer Drive. Now the police are saying that she died where she stood, on the man’s front porch, asking for help.
But to make matters worse, McBride was shot in the back of the head, by a shotgun, outside of the man’s house, according to McBride’s maternal aunt, Bernita Spinks. Still police are suggesting that no charges will be filed, in spite of the fact that there is no legal right to shoot someone on your porch, even if you believe they might be thinking about burglarizing your home.
Neighbors say that the shooter said that “somebody tried to get in his house … and he got scared and shot the person.”
McBride’s family is demanding answers, and is saying that she was there asking for help. The big question is why is the mainstream media sleeping on this story, as usual? It seems that we will have to get the word out ourselves, in order to make this known, and put the issue on their radar. SPREAD THE WORD!
*UPDATE: The article reported the earliest claims from the family and others, including that McBride was shot in the “back” of the head. As it turns out, she was shot in the face, through the screen door.
About the author: M.B. David is the author of several scholarly works on Middle Eastern politics, history and religion, such as People of the Book: What the Religions Named in the Qur’an Can Tell Us About the Earliest Understanding of “Islam” as well as the recently published Sci-Fi novel Sleeper Cell 2240: Memoires of the 21st Century Interplanetary Revolution. He is currently working on his doctorate, writing a dissertation focused on the non-profit Hashlamah Project Foundation and associated global study circles.