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Twitter’s Role In The Theodore Wafer Guilty Verdict

Renisha McBride's killer, Theodore Wafer, was found guilty of second-degree murder after shooting the teen on his Detroit-area porch in what he had claimed was self-defense. Was cyber activism partly responsible for getting Renisha justice?

Originally aired on August 8, 2014


  • Dr. Brittney Cooper  (New Brunswick, NJ) Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University
  • Jamilah Lemieux  (New York, NY) Senior Editor,
  • Treva Lindsey Ph.D.  (Columbus, OH) Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University


Her Life Matters: Michigan Man Guilty In Shooting Death Of Renisha McBride

The white Detroit-area homeowner who said he felt threatened when he shot and killed an unarmed black female teenager on his front porch was found guilty of second-degree murder.

Monica Bride, speaking about her daughter, Renisha McBride:

She was not violent. She was a regular teenager, and she was well-raised and brought up with loving family. And her life mattered.