I don't give a rats ass if they had Bin Laden holed up in the apartment; this child didn't deserve to die this way. Yep, and then they say it was an accident because her grandmother was wrestling with the police officer for the gun? Look, that's the type of shit you see in movies, and I'm not buying it. Yep, try again Detroit police. Yep, you muthafuckas have to come better than that especially in the face of this following press release:
DETROIT – Police who carried out a raid on a family home that left a 7-year-old girl dead over the weekend were accompanied by a camera crew for a reality television show, and an attorney says video of the siege contradicts the police account of what happened.Oh hell-to-the-naw on this one po-po. And the officer in question as the article goes on to say, was cleared of another shooting last summer? Thankfully nobody died that time, but dammit if this isn't some bullshit! Shooting into the apartment from the porch? Did they really think the story of a tussle for the gun would fly when the cameras from The First 48 was along for the ride? If anything, I think the presence of a camera crew had a lot to do with the actions of the officer in question. Something tells me he may have been on some 'ol extra shit, and showing out as he played Super Cop for all the world to see when the episode aired.
Geoffrey Fieger, an attorney for the family of young Aiyana Jones, said he has seen three or four minutes of video of the raid, although he declined to say whether it was shot by the crew for the A&E series "The First 48," which has been shadowing Detroit homicide detectives for months.
Police have said officers threw a flash grenade through the first-floor window of the two-family home, and that an officer's gun discharged, killing the girl, during a struggle or after colliding with the girl's grandmother inside the home.
But Fieger said the video shows an officer lobbing the grenade and then shooting into the home from the porch.
"There is no question about what happened because it's in the videotape," Fieger said. "It's not an accident. It's not a mistake. There was no altercation."
"Aiyana Jones was shot from outside on the porch. The videotape shows clearly the officer throwing through the window a stun grenade-type explosive and then within milliseconds of throwing that, firing a shot from outside the home," he said.
A&E spokesman Dan Silberman said neither he nor anyone else from the network would comment about the case, and he denied a request by The Associated Press for the footage.
Detroit police were trying to obtain the film crew's footage, Assistant Chief Ralph Godbee said Monday.
Fieger said the investigation into what happened during the raid "needed to go no further than the videotape."
"The videotape shows clearly that the assistant police chief and the officers on the scene are engaging in an intentional cover up of the events," Fieger said. He said more than one camera was recording at the scene, and that the footage includes sound.
Early last year I wrote about a string of high profile police shooting in the space of a week, starting with the murder of Oscar Grant. These incidents created outrage across the country, and an outrage that has since died down. Hopefully with this latest incident of gross police negligence, people upon hearing this new development, will take to the streets. Recently, Robbie Tolan, a man shot in the back as he lay face down by Houston police, was unfortunate in receiving any justice, as the cop was cleared of any wrong doing.
To me, though I may be wrong, collective show of protest and outrage, is the only way to ensure that justice is served. Though I don't suggest an uprising the likes of the L.A. riots after the handing down of the Rodney King verdict. I do hope people see the need to voice their concern over the death of this child. Hopefully, the cop in this case are held accountable for the loss of life of this child. Especially since the officers were told by neighbors that there were children in the hoe before they entered.