From the same attorney-blogger link, information I hadn't heard about Wafer's front door:
Unlocking and Opening the Steel Front Door
Wafer’s decision to unlock and open the steel front door of his home. McBride never, in FACT, threatened entry–whatever she might have done to the screen door, there remained the steel door to get through. Had that steel door been substantively damaged or had there been any evidence to suggest an actual entry was imminent, I think Wafer would have been fine. Absent that, however, the jury likely expected him to hunker down and wait until entry was imminent before using deadly force–and certainly not to unlock and open that very steel door that was keeping the “intruders” outside.
So what else is your point?
As noted in the comments where you got that from."A steel door is not a safe.
A steel door with a wood frame will slow down a violent criminal exactly one solid kick’s worth of time. Having a violent criminal on your porch, beating on your door, does not make me feel like “Well, I can call the police and they’ll be here in an hour or so…” ..." ~ georgfelis
Last edited by Excon; 08-08-14 at 09:00 AM.
"The law is reason, free from passion."
A neighbor testified that "...he heard noises outside his home that were sufficiently alarming to induce him to go outside in the early morning hours and check on his cars." Not sure whether he called the police.
About fingerprints and the muddy footprint on the a/c unit[bolding mine]:
Dearborn Heights Police Officer Cyndi Maxwell, a fingerprint expert, testified that she was unable to identify any of the prints collected from Wafer’s screen door.
Michigan State Police Forensics Scientist Jennifer Rizk was also unable to identify these prints from the screen door. Importantly, she did mention evidence of an apparent footprint on an air conditioner unit from outside Wafer’s home. This footprint was neither collected nor preserved, again suggesting substantive defects in the investigative procedures and execution. The footprint would become important to the defense’s narrative of Wafer’s reasonable fear, in that it suggested that someone might have stood on the air conditioner in an effort to gain access to his home. Renisha McBride | Theodore Wafer | Review Into Week 3
Yeah, I don't see much evidence that would validate any claims of self-defense. If a drunk person is banging on your door in the middle of the night, call the cops and wait.
As for the tragedy of a teen dying like this: don't go off on your own in the middle of the night when you are hammered. There are hundreds of ways you can get yourself seriously hurt or killed by doing so.
[QUOTE=Excon;1063616825]Just as your absurd opinion matters not to most as well.
Funny that you don't realize that is a given on these type of boards.
/QUOTE]Says the one who's opinion mattered not to the outcome as well. D'oh![
Right now my life is going on fine and I have zero problems.
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How are you doing?
Last edited by shrubnose; 08-08-14 at 09:23 AM.
What I'll point out here - to everyone who said during the Z/M dustup that "following someone isn't a crime" neither is knocking on someone's door.