Action Item: Demand Justice for Renisha McBride
Community activists in Metro Detroit are demanding justice for slain teen Renisha McBride.
McBride, 19, was allegedly killed by a homeowner after she sought help following a car accident. Police reports state that McBride was shot in the back of her head with a shotgun as she left the homeowner’s porch. Her family members believe she was a victim of racial profiling.
Dearborn Heights police are reportedly “seeking unspecified charges against the homeowner, who has yet to be identified,” according to a press release.
Author and activists dream hampton and Yusef Shakur are organizing Thursday’s protest at the Dearborn Heights Police Department beginning at 6 p.m. EST at 25637 Michigan Ave, Dearborn Heights. JET encourages you to participate if you are in the area to seek justice for this woman and her family.
“We are outraged and demand to know this man’s identity,” hampton says in the release. “He doesn’t deserve to have his identity protected and we demand his arrest.”