Tuesday, November 12, 2013

McBride Case Turns Yet Again. - Detroit News Reports Shooting As Self-Defense, Not Accidental?

Interestingly, unlike the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit News is reporting that the home owner that shot McBride is claiming self-defense as opposed to an accidental shooting, and that it was the homeowner that called 911 after the shooting.

The Detroit News: Audio: Dispatcher details McBride shooting call
The shooting of McBride, an African-American woman, by the white homeowner, who claimed through his attorney that he fired his shotgun because he feared for his life, has ignited a national firestorm about Michigan’s version of the “Stand Your Ground” law. The man is not in police custody, and prosecutors are investigating whether to bring charges.
If it was accidental then it's not self-defense so either the Free Press or the News has it wrong.

Since there's no duty to retreat from your home, the whole "Stand Your Ground Law Is To Blame" canard doesn't apply. But hey, there's an agenda that's being pushed, facts be damned.

The media seems to be doing their best to misreport or distort the facts in this case nicely, or they just have no idea what the facts are and are reporting rumor as fact.  You'd think the two major papers in Detroit, owned by the same parent company, could at least report the basic facts consistently.

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