Flint’s Poisoned Kids Deserve Justice


By Beatrice Murch via Flickr By Beatrice Murch via Flickr

From the ACLU:

Flint’s poisoned children deserve the truth. They deserve to know exactly why their government failed them. And they deserve to know who is behind the Flint water crisis, one of our nation’s most severe, man-made public health disasters.

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Homeowner in Renisha McBride’s killing charged with second-degree murder

Joshua Lott / Reuters – A mourner holds a picture of 19-year-old shooting victim Renisha McBride during her funeral service in Detroit on Nov. 8.

A homeowner has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of an unarmed woman on a suburban Detroit porch earlier this month.

Renisha McBride, 19, was killed on Nov. 2 in Dearborn Heights, Mich., when she went to a 54-year-old Theodore Paul Wafer’s porch seeking help after a car crash, according to authorities.

On Friday, hours after the Wayne County prosecutor announced three charges against Wafer — the most serious of which was murder in the second degree — Wafer turned himself in and was arraigned.