These situations are becoming far too familiar. A 19 year old, black woman got into a car accident. Her cell phone was dead so she went to a nearby house and…
The unnamed person who answered the door didn’t offer to help the stranded teen out, instead the Dearborn Heights resident fatally shot McBride in the head.
Weirdly, Dearborn Heights police initially told McBride’s family that her body was found dumped in another area of town, but they’ve since changed their story, saying she was shot in self-defense on the homeowner’s front porch. Naturally, Michigan is a Stand Your Ground state — sound familiar?
It should also be noted that the shooter didn’t call 911 after shooting the teenage girl. WTF? And WTF is up with the police lying?
And this isn’t the first time this happened.
Jonathan Ferrell, 24, crashed his car early Saturday morning, and approached a home, looking for help. The residents, unsure of who was outside, called the police. When the officers arrived, Ferell ran towards them, only to be shot several times. Ferell, who might have been badly shaken up by the accident, died on the scene.
And there’s this:
In Milwaukee, police say John Henry Spooner shot Simmons, his next door neighbor, last May after accusing the boy of stealing $3,000 worth of guns from his home. The teen, who had lived with his mother next door to Spooner for only a month, was taking out the trash around 10:00 a.m. when Spooner accused the boy of the theft and demanded he return the shotguns. The boy told Spooner he had not stolen the guns and his mother, Patricia Larry, told the elderly man to go back inside.Spooner then pulled out a handgun and shot Simmons in the chest from only five feet away, killing the boy.
And, of course, we have Trayvon Martin.
Seriously, “Responsible Gun Owners” need to start policing their own… because you guys have a lot of freaks in your ranks. Just sayin’
This has to stop. It’s happening far too often. And it’s hitting close to home for me. My daughter is dating a wonderful, smart, kind black teenager. He moved to North Carolina this summer, but we’ve been having him visit every 6 weeks, or so. And, believe me, it would be easy for us to let this relationship fade away, but we haven’t… because we adore this kid! That said, whenever they go out my gut tightens. I have instructed my daughter not to shoot her mouth off at “people” who feel the need to comment – and there are some “people” who need to comment. I’ve told her to drop her white privilege and shut up.
I’m not pretending to understand what living, walking, driving while black is like, but I am aware that the rules are different, and have instructed these two great kids accordingly. Basically, I’ve told them… nothing is worth your life. Dear god, as a white woman, I’ve never dealt with situations like this. I only hope I’m handling it correctly
These incidents are my worst fears come true. Something has to change. A 19 year old girl went to a house for help after a car accident (something I’ve instructed my daughter to do in the exact same situation) and was shot in the head for… ringing a doorbell.
Something has to change.