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Let It Rip Weekend: Wafer's Attorney Reacts & Primary Problems

Let It Rip Weekend: Wafer's Attorney Reacts & Primary Problems

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On this edition, we talk about the Renisha McBride murder trial verdict with Cheryl Carpenter.  She's the attorney for Ted Wafer who was found guilty on all counts, including 2nd degree murder.  She reacts to the jury's decision, as well as the family's assertion that her client was a cold-blooded killer.  Plus, what role did race play in the case?

Next, we take a hard look at Michigan's primary election process.  Around 18% of voters made some pretty big decisions this past Tuesday. And with gerrymandering in most of the state's congressional, state house, and state senate districts, the outcome in November's general election is increasingly already decided in the primary.  So is it time to change the way we do things to get more people in on these critical votes?  Joining us to talk about it is political strategist Collin May, Metro Times Columnist Jack Lessenberry, and Susan J. Demas, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics.

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