Renisha McBride was shot while asking for help

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On Saturday, Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old black woman, was in a car accident in Dearborn Heights, a wealthy, majority-white city adjacent to Detroit. She was injured, she was disoriented, her cell phone was dead, and she knocked on the wrong door looking for help. She knocked on the door of a 54-year-old man, who opened the door and shot her in the face with a shotgun — either accidentally or justifiably, depending on whether you ask the man or his lawyer. . . .

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