Left-wing Federal judge shot on his front porch in Detroit
A left-wing Federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, was shot on his front porch in Detroit, Michigan. The perps are two young black males. His wife is urging people not to think badly of Detroit.
Why would anyone think badly of Detroit?
The family of a federal judge who was shot outside his west-side Detroit home Thursday night has a message for the community: Don’t blame the city.
“We just want people to know that this is not a reason to hate Detroit,” U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg’s wife, Anita Sevier, told the Free Press today. “Instead of being angry, be part of the solution for the hopeless teens and children of Detroit.”
She stressed, “We don’t want this to be a reason to hate.”
Sevier’s comments came a day after her husband was shot on his front porch in the city’s University District at about 9:10 p.m., moments after retrieving his trash bin from the curb.
According to Sevier, two men had approached Berg from behind. One of them said he had a gun, that they didn’t want to hurt him, but that they wanted to come inside the house.
“Terry stuttered as he turned and said, ‘No,'” Sevier recalled. ” He was shot immediately.”
Berg, a Detroit native who grew up in Grosse Pointe Park and was nominated to the federal bench in 2012 by President Obama, was rushed by police to Sinai Grace Hospital Thursday night with a gunshot wound to his upper thigh. Family said he is expected to recover.