Monday, November 11, 2013

Carpe Bullhorn

Dawud Walid ought to be ashamed of himself. Has he had so little success as a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood in Dearborn that he’s now decided he’s got a better future as a bullhorn-grabbing race hustler?

Last week a 19-year-old woman, Renisha McBride, was shot to death by a Dearborn Heights homeowner under uncertain circumstances at a  house near the border with Detroit. Little is known yet thanks to the trickle of details allowed out by the local PD and the careless press.

It seems to be a fact that McBride was the sole participant in a car accident near Warren and Outer Drive at 1:30 a.m., although she strangely didn’t appear on the homeowner’s porch only a few blocks away until 3:40 a.m. The homeowner admits to the shooting, but has stated that he was in fear for his life, and that his shotgun went off accidentally.

It’s also a fact that when Dearborn Heights cops sent a request for an arrest warrant to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, it was returned with a request for more investigation. That means that the prosecutors still don’t see enough evidence for criminal charges -- yet.

But that didn’t stop McBride’s family from rushing to the media and the NAACP with a story chockfull of baseless speculations and at least one falsehood: that McBride “was shot in the back of the head with a shotgun as she turned to leave. The family said she had gone to the house seeking help after being involved in a car accident several blocks away.” In fact, McBride was shot in the face, and the family’s story about her being shot in the back of the head had to be countered by the police, and an autopsy.

As to what McBride was doing on the front porch, the family’s version is absolute conjecture. They can say all they want that she was only there to ask for help, but they don’t know that. They couldn’t. I haven’t heard the family try to explain why it took McBride two hours and 10 minutes to rap on someone’s door for help. USA Today’s report ran under the ironic headline, “Family wants answers in shooting of woman seeking help.” It sounds more like they don’t so much want to get answers as to give them. 

Is it likely that this young lady had a car accident and then decided to commit a violent B & E a few blocks away?  No.  Nor is it likely that a homeowner living in a racially-mixed neighborhood on the edge of Detroit, and awakened in the dead on night by someone at his door, grabbed his shotgun with a fervent hope that this will be his best chance to shoot a black person to death on hos front porch for absolutely no reason.  The shooting is still unexplained; as is, I note, the two-plus hour gap between McBride’s accident and her appearance at the homeowner’s door. 

That’s why they have investigations.

But as all good race hustlers learned from the Trayvon fiasco, (and the Duke fiasco), a lot of early speculation and a couple of fast fibs (focus on fast) will harden into an impervious version in the minds of the nation’s plentiful supply of stupid people. A review of online commentary shows a huge segment ready, willing, and able to conclude this was a racial murder committed for absolutely nothing, just like Trayvon.

Stupor was certainly the desired state of mind sought by the hustlers that got up  Thursday’s “No Justice, No Peace” rally.  That’s where Walid was a prominent mouth, bullhorning the crowd:

“Had she been a white woman and the shooter a black man, would the shooter be sitting comfortably at home watching TV today?”

“What we need, this man needs to be arrested.”

Walid and his kind don’t want justice at all.  What they want is for people to be arrested and charged with crimes regardless of evidence, based only on whatever pressure can be threatened by a racially-charged mob.

We have a word for that in America. It’s called a lynching.

By the end of last week, 8 persons had been murdered in Detroit in les than 7 days – as far as I know, all of them black, and as far as I know all of them murdered by other blacks. None of them appear to have been killed by anyone who was, mistakenly or otherwise, at home and in fear of his life.

Demonstrations = 0.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy can remedy the shame she earned by violating her oath when she unlawfully prosecuted Terry Jones.  She should only issue an arrest warrant in this case if there is probable cause that a crime has been committed.


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