I’d sure like to know.
Peep this from the above link:
Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office spokeswoman Mary Mazur said McBride suffered a shotgun wound to the head and her death was ruled a homicide.
The Wayne County prosecutor’s office refused to issue a warrant earlier this week.
I see. Here is the definition of homicide:
Homicide is an act of a human killing another human.
Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this premeditated state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide (such as manslaughter)
Manslaughter is a legal term for the killing of a human being, in a manner considered by law as less culpable than murder.
The law generally differentiates between levels of criminal culpability based on the mens rea, or state of mind; or the circumstances under which the killing occurred (mitigating factors).
But all of those things fly out of the legal window when you commit murder, or a homicide in one of the 47 states that have Stand Your Ground laws. Which is why there is all this stalling and balking and refusal to issue a warrant for Renisha McBride’s killer.
I find something singularly abhorrent about the concept that you can end the life of another human being and not have to take one ounce of responsibility. For ending the life of a person. For killing someone dead.
All you have to say is:
“I was afraid for my life”
“I was scared”
“I was protecting myself, my property, my family”
“I felt threatened”
“Oopsies! It was an accident”
And you can skip merrily on about your life as if nothing happened. You don’t even have to stand in front of a court of law and explain yourself and your actions. You don’t have to spend one minute behind bars.
That over and over and over again these laws are invoked when a white person kills a Black person or a POC is also something worthy of noting. When a Black person or a POC tries to invoke those same laws, suddenly they don’t apply to the situation.
Suddenly you have to serve 20 years in jail for not aiming your gun at and murdering someone, while someone who actually killed another human being is sitting at home munching on hot pockets and watching their favorite TV show.
Ironically there was a hearing about the Stand Your Ground laws in Florida today. Disappointing, but unsurprisingly they decided to keep those laws on the books, not even amend them and make them more clear – less wiggle room for murderers – but decided to expand them. Which I guess means adding even more wiggle room, I dunno, I was too disgusted to research further.
Also, why did it take two days for officials to contact the family? I must watch too many crime shows because I thought the family is notified right away especially when the dead person has her ID, was driving a car registered in her name etc.
Yes, I’m still calling out for the identity of this murderer to be released, leaked, doxxed, hacked, and spread out all over the world for everyone to know. Because he until he is charged with something, ie is within the legal system, they can’t/won’t.
I don’t care.
He didn’t care about Renisha’s life, so I’m not caring all that much about his.
Here is some more info on this person taken from Abagond’s post on Renisha McBride:
Maybe where she was killed: A house on the 16000 block of Outer Drive near Warren Avenue in Dearborn Heights(?)
I read elsewhere that he is a 54 year old white male and lives alone in his home he was so fiercely protecting.
Hacktivists do your thing.
Here is my First Post About Renisha McBride’s Murder in case you missed it and want to read how I write when I’m pissed off and have no fucks left to give.
I am reading articles about about how broken up and upset the killer is about what happened. All being told through his attorney who will not release his name.
How he thought someone was breaking into his home (giving reason for grabbing his shotgun instead of the phone, I guess), and that the gun fired accidentally.
1. I’ve been woken up with sounds of someone trying to break into my home. Twice in fact. Those sounds are never coming from the front door. Always the back or side entrances, or a side or back window.
2. I don’t own a gun. I am also a Black person in America, so I am leery of calling the police. But both times I heard someone trying to break into my home I called 911 with a quickness.
That one time I was woken up by my neighbor’s screams, I tossed my BF the phone and told him to start dialing while I ran out to see if I could help her.
Yeah, I know, but I never was one to follow the Hollywood script. Also, blame my brief experience in law enforcement. Half the time my initial reaction is to run toward danger.
3. He had to have the door open to have shot Renisha, accidentally or otherwise. There are no reports that he shot through his front door. If he was so afraid, why didn’t he keep the door shut?
Did he speak to Renisha at all? Did he just charge out his door shooting? Did he ask her any questions? Did he mean to hold her at gunpoint until the police came? The police he didn’t call, because he was so busy aiming his headshot at this supposed burglar?
If it was an accident, guns just don’t shoot themselves. He had to have had his finger on the trigger. He had to have had the weapon aimed at her head.
A simple “who are you, and what are you doing, what do you want” yelled through the door or window would have sufficed. He then could have decided to render aid, or tell her to move along.
Why all the gun pointing? The finger on the trigger? I know why. Do you?
If you shoot someone accidentally, you call the police, and paramedics and anyone and everyone who can help you and help the victim of your accident.
He didn’t do that. There is a fuzziness about when he “volunarily went to the police”. And then there are the initial reports about the body being moved, or him or the police saying she was shot in nearby Detroit and mysteriously dumped on this man’s porch.
You behave like a guilty, shifty, murdering killer, or an irresponsible trigger-happy, lying to the police gunowner: I’m going to go with that.
And besides. Lest we forget. He took the life of another human being. On purpose. By accident. It doesn’t negate the fact that he took a life. He should be punished. Pay the price. Do the time.