Also in today's roundup, another man has been found waiting almost a decade for a trial at Rikers Island and the Vatican brings an archbishop to court for molestation charges.
If people are ever going to begin to understand the pervasiveness and the effect that racism has on the way people of color are perceived, they have to pay closer attention to how our stories are told.
Theodore Wafer’s attorney is seeking a short six-year prison sentence after he fatally shot Renisha McBride on his porch, as she was asking for help after crashing her car. The prosecutors are said to be seeking a minimum of 17 years. Is it just me, or does this sound like a slap on the wrist, […]
Renisha McBride‘s family wants Theodore Wafer to pay for her death, and they’re not looking for chump change. Gerald Thurswell, an attorney acting on behalf of Renisha’s loved ones, filed a lawsuit against Theodore on Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court. USA Today reports that the family is seeking a whopping $10 million from the […]
After 10-days of trial and hours of deliberation (that began on Wednesday), a jury found Theodore Wafer, 55, guilty of second degree murder, manslaughter and felony firearms charges in the shooting of Renisha McBride, 19. A reporter (@Idabeewells) inside the courtroom tweeted, “People have moved for immediate remand. Monica McBride, mother of #RenishaMcBride, in tears.” […]
Theodore Wafer‘s fate is up to a jury of his peers in the case of Renisha McBride‘s death. The panel of seven people entered deliberation on Wednesday, ColorLines.com reports. They’ll be deciding whether or not Theodore had reason to believe that he and his home were in danger. Theodore admits that he shot and killed […]
A curious statement that Theodore Wafer made to investigators after gunning down Renisha McBride has come to light. Somehow, Renisha McBride’s shooter had no clue that there were any bullets in his gun when he shot her. Day two of Renisha’s murder trial proceeded Thursday as the court heard audio of Theodore telling authorities what happened […]
The opening arguments for the Theodore Wafer, the man who shot and killed Renisha McBride began July 23rd. McBride is the 19-year-old woman who was in a car accident in Dearborn Heights, a mostly white town bordering Detroit, in the early hours of November 2nd. A few hours after she crashed her car into a parked vehicle […]
The man responsible for gunning down Renisha McBride will be appearing before a judge in just a few days. Nine months after he fatally shot the 19-year-old on his porch, the Associated Press reports that Theodore Wafer is finally expected to appear in court. His trial was originally slated to begin in June, but Wayne […]
A Michigan judge ruled that Theodore Wafer will stand trial for the shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. According to reports, Judge David Turfe said prosecutors presented sufficient evidence that the 54-year-old Detroit homeowner should face trial for second-degree murder. In the early-morning hours of Nov. 2, he shot McBride, an African-American girl, in the […]
Jasiri X is not your ordinary rapper. The revolutionary MC and activist is known for using his platform to raise awareness about institutionalized racism and police brutality, and his latest song, “Strange Fruit (Class Of 2013)” sears the soul as he pays homage to 3 Black youth killed in the United States this year. MUST […]