*Knock knock* Who is there? Just a Negro seeking some help.....BANG!
Seriously, that is not funny. And if you happen to be the parents of Renisha McBride, you really can't see the humor in any of this.
Poor Renisha was shot to death by a fearful
"Police are investigating whether a 19-year-old Detroit woman who was shot and killed on the front porch of a home was simply looking for help after a car crash.
The homeowner told police the shotgun accidentally discharged, striking Renisha McBride in the face, Dearborn Heights Police Capt. Jeffrey Seipenko said Thursday.
"This man's claiming -- believed the girl was breaking into the home. And he's also saying the gun discharged accidentally," Lt. James Serwatowski, chief detective, was quoted as saying in the Detroit Free Press.
Relatives of Renisha McBride have complained because authorities have not filed charges against the man, who has not been identified. They say McBride knocked on the man's door seeking help after her car broke down.
Prosecutors said they need more information from police before deciding whether to file charges. The 12-gauge shotgun is being analyzed by the state police crime lab, Seipenko said.
Seipenko said that McBride was in a car accident and that hours passed between that time and her death.
Serwatowski told the Free Press that McBride was involved in a wreck several blocks from the house and left the accident scene. The wreck happened about 1:30 a.m. and the shooting at 3:40 a.m., the Free Press reported.
Friends and relatives held a rally Wednesday outside the house where the shooting occurred and planned another rally Thursday night. They allege that McBride was racially profiled.
"My niece didn't deserve to die like this. This is senseless," McBride's aunt Bernita Spinks told CNN affiliate WDIV at the Wednesday rally. "I just want justice for my niece, and peace." [Source]
Maybe that homeowner was on edge because of the scary news coming out of the Motor City, lately. (Damn, not even the barbershop is safe these days.)
Still, this young lady did not deserve to die this way. Nor, for that matter, did Jonathan Ferrell.
Sadly, seeking help while black, like so many other aspects of American life for minorities, has become a very dangerous thing to do.
Honestly, I am not so sure it's safe for young white men, either.
I blogged about the beat down that kid took in AC for talking back to some of AC's finest. Now comes a sad story out of Washington State where some poor kid was in jail for a misdemeanor marijuana bust, and he ended up dying because of an allergic reaction to the food that the po po gave him.
Going to jail for a misdemeanor pot possession should not be a death sentence.
Clearly the po po in Washington need better training.
And then there is the poor kid in Iowa who lost his life because his father called the po po to teach him a lesson.
Father James Comstock has been left devastated after a police officer shot and killed his teenage son Tyler.
Ames police say the teenager, from Boone, drove a stolen truck onto the Iowa State University campus on Monday, where student pedestrians dodged it to avoid being run over.
Patrol officer Adam McPherson fired six shots into the truck and the 19-year-old later died from two gunshot wounds.
Father James Comstock told The Des Moines Register on Tuesday: 'He took off with my truck. I call the police, and they kill him. It was over a damn pack of cigarettes. I wouldn’t buy him none." [Source]
Sorry Pop, but calling the po po never ends well. If only you had some black friends they could have told you that.