7 year old Aiyana Jones was shot and killed in Detroit early Sunday morning (5/16/10).
The cops killed her.
The first breaking news reported that it was an accident… It gets much worse from there. Much.
The target was Chauncey Owens, they suspect that he killed Jerean Blake, 17. The Detroit police achieved a no-knock warrant for Owens, who was in the apartment upstairs. The police SWAT team arrived at 12:45am with camera crews from The First 48 to forcibly enter both units of the duplex. The SWAT team tossed a flash grenade through a window, which landed on and burned the young girl, then a dispute of the sequence of events begins:
1). Either the police shot through the front door striking her in the neck, head, and killing Aiyana as she was burning alive from the grenade…. then entered to home to discover what they had done.
2). Or, they entered the home, were confronted by the child’s grandmother, who reached around the riot shield, grabbed the officers weapon, and forced it to discharge several times, striking Aiyana in the head, neck, and killing her as she burned alive from one of the flash grenades.
Geoffrey Fieger now represents the family, the mayor is angry with Fieger and accuses him of just cashing in.
To make matters worse, Jerean Blake’s mother is saying that Aiyana’s father and Owens bragged about killing her son, who may have looked at Owens wrong.
The story has dropped as a headline from local news.
The Reverand Al Sharpton will (likely) give the eulogy.
Imagine if she were white.