Renisha McBride

November 2, 2013

On November 2, 2013, a white man, Theodore Wafer, fired a shot from a 12-gauge shotgun through his locked screen door, hitting the face of and killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride, who had knocked on the door of his Dearborn Heights, Michigan home, seeking help after crashing her car.

On September 2, 2014, after being found guilty of second-degree murder, manslaughter, and a firearms violation, the court sentenced Wafer to seventeen to thirty-two years in prison. The question left unanswered: Would he have shot her if she had been white woman?

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