5.17.2010

7-Year-Old Aiyana Jones Shot by Police in Her Sleep. Why?


This is sad. How can we not be upset?

I woke up this morning with her face in my head. This little precious Black girl is gone.....

Aiyana Jones, 7, was shot and killed by Detroit police while she slept on a living room sofa at home. According to reports, police entered the family's apartment with a search warrant at 12:40 AM Sunday morning (May 16) in search of a homicide suspect who was reportedly sharing the home with her father.

According to the Detroit News, Charles Jones, Aiyana's father, first heard a flash grenade go off inside the apartment, followed by gunshot.

"I'll never be the same. That's my only daughter," said Mr. Jones.

"I saw the light go out of her eyes...They killed my grandbaby," said Mertilla Jones, Aiyana's grandmother.

Early reports stated that the gun went off accidentally when Ms. Jones wrestled with the shooting officer, causing his weapon to let off shots that hit little Aiyana.
How many times have we heard the word "accidentally" used when something like this happens in the Black community?

But the attorney representing the family says video footage contradicts the police's version of how the 7-year-old was shot. (Read on MSNBC)





See, there is more to this and the truth will come out. The question is what will we do? You can start by sharing her story with all of your contacts! Post this on Facebook! Make it a trending topic on Twitter!

The family says that Aiyana loved to sing.

The world won't ever get to hear her sweet voice.

Aiyana Jones isn't the first and sadly may not be the last.

8 comments:

  1. I'm still waiting for more information on this one. My biggest questions are, "Why was the grandmother wrestling with police?" and "Did the family know that the accused killer was in the building?" "Were they hiding him?"
    I'll wait this one out...

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  2. In the middle 70's a three year old Black boy was shot and killed through the screen door of his grandfather's house by a DPS trooper. This happened in Shiner Texas( where the beer is made)and the trooper had gone to the home to arrest the grandfather. Again "tragic accident".The sad thing about this is that so many of us can cite so many unending examples of this ongoing saga. Maybe it says more about us than it does about them.......E. King.

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  3. What's the difference to why grandma was/wasn't wrestling??? does that justify an innocent child's death?? The police have a history of BS like this.What about the father's comments that they made him lay in his daughters blood? Do we have to wait and see on that too?? Thank you for the Blog Brother Jesse! Perhaps if hearing about one of our baby's doesn't move us, maybe we need it much closer to home...I hope not.

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  4. This is a bunch of CRAP! Pigs! arghhhhhh!

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  5. It touches the heart with the tragic death of the little girl. The big challenge is confronting and removing the criminals in our back yard and the police wouldn't have any business in our neighborhoods in the first.

    We can continue to do witch hunts on the police and turn a blind eye to theives and drug dealers. But we will only allow the confusion to manifest itself and more innocent ppl will get hurt in the cross fire.

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  6. Abel says: "Perhaps if hearing about one of our baby's doesn't move us, maybe we need it much closer to home...I hope not."

    For real? You'd wish that on someone? C'mon bruh.

    The reason I'd ask the previous questions is that I'm a journalist. The presence of questions does not mean the absence of concern or even sorrow for a death.

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  7. I think that it's awful to lose your daughter to terrorism.

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  8. Please help me circulate my song and video for Aiyana Jones.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIE7efHPIvM

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