“Early Morning Terror” – Trial of Ted Wafer Opens with Photos and Fear

The prosecution began its opening statement in the trial of Ted Wafer this morning by showing two photographs of 19-year old Renisha McBride. “This is Renisha McBride prior to Nov. 1 2013,” said Wayne County Assistant District Attorney Deborah Hageman-Clark. “And this is Renisha McBride the morning of Nov. 2, 2013,” she stated, showing McBride laying prone with her…


Jury Seated, Opening Statements July 23rd in Wafer Trial

by Thandisizwe Chimurenga Opening statements in the trial of Ted Wafer for the death of Renisha McBride will begin at 9 am EST today (Wednesday).  A jury of 7 men and 7 women was seated Tuesday afternoon in the case which has drawn national attention for its similarity to other high-profile cases such as that of Trayvon Martin…


Ida B Wells Institute Partners with Color of Change

by Thandisizwe Chimurenga I am honored to partner with Color of Change, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization, to provide coverage of the trial of Ted Wafer in the death of #RenishaMcBride to their more than 900,000 members.  Follow @idabeewells for Twitter updates and links to the coverage.

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