Justice for Renisha

justice-for-renishaI believe that a person who shoots another person in the head should be, at the very least, arrested.

I am sickened, heartbroken, enraged, and just plain tired of the violence done to people of colour and to women in this country.

I want to live in a country where a person can ask a neighbour or a passer-by for help without fear of being shot in the head.

So I demand justice for Renisha McBride, the young Black woman who was shot in the head last week when she knocked on a door in the middle of the night, asking for help after she was in a car accident, and I know you do too.

A young woman of colour is dead, and we know who shot her. He has not  been arrested, and the police appear to be taking their sweet time in reviewing the case. Once again, we are sickened, heartbroken, enraged.

You can sign the petition calling on the Detroit Police Chief and the Wayne County Prosecutor to launch a full investigation into Renisha’s death here.

More on Renisha, from Mychal.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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