The Renisha McBride story
There’s a New York Times story that has a surprisingly large amount of factual information.
Renisha McBride was 5’4” and weighed 184 pounds. Her blood-alcohol measurement was 0.218% at 3:40 AM when she was killed, which is extremely drunk. I can really appreciate how drunk that is because back when I was in the “prosecutor clinic” in law school, the adjunct professor had us go out drinking to try to get as drunk as possible, and then walk over to the DUI van which was parked across the street at the parking lots for the Tempe courts, to get a feel for what these measurements really mean. All I was able to blow was 0.14 (I won the contest!) and I was totally wasted, barely in any state to walk home let alone drive a car. In order to get that drunk, I was drinking vodka on the rocks mixed in with Jaeger shots. Yet Renisha had BAC of approximately 0.26 at the time of the accident at 1:00 AM (given that alcohol burns off at 0.015/hour).
Thus the mystery of what she was doing for two hours and forty minutes is pretty obvious, she probably passed out, and when she woke up she probably didn’t even remember being in an accident. Although maybe she was aware enough at the time of the accident that she should get away from the scene of the crime to avoid getting arrested for drunk driving. Of course, with Detroit police taking forty minutes to respond to 911 calls, she probably didn’t have to worry about that.
The homeowner who shot her is described as “white,” but given that this is Dearborn Michigan, there is a very good chance that he was a dark-complected Arab Muslim and not a pale-white European Christian.
This is a lesson to people who think it’s a great idea to own a gun for home defense. Without a gun, he would have just called the police (and this is in Dearborn MI, not bordering Detroit MI where Renisha crashed her dar, so the police would have actually responded to the call), and suffered little more harm than some property damage from the crazy drunk fat black woman. But because he had a gun, he felt emboldened to take matters into his own hands. When he goes to prison, the black inmates will probably kill him. Remember what happened to Jeffrey Dahmer?
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I was wrong about the homeowner being an Arab. Theodore Wafer looks like a prole white, and his name isn’t Arabic.
Unless there are some new facts I don’t know about, I find it highly likely he will be convicted.