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“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…

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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…

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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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