(Yes, once again, our police, who are sworn to “serve and protect”, got a little carried away in Detroit. One had a “Fallujah flashback” or something and they tossed a flashbang grenade into a room where a 7-year-old girl was sleeping and then shot into that room from the outside the home… killing the young 7-year-old girl who bled to death as our brave storm troopers walked around in her living room wearing masks, flac-jackets, and jackboots. Then the cops lied about it. They tried to say it was somehow the grandmother’s fault, adding insult to injury… And yes, there is a video of it somewhere… a TV show was filming the assault on the home in Detroit so they could put it on cable and sell advertising spots to Colgate or Bank of America or Humana… side note: while the cops were lying about how the girl got shot by trying to blame the grandmother, the TV show, The First 48 on A&E network, said nothing… nothing. I wonder how many other interesting videos they have in their vaults. These cops entered a house where they knew 4 kids lived, with flashbangs and gun fire in the middle of the night. The cops said they felt “bad” about it, but I guess they didn’t feel bad enough about her death to tell the truth.)
the lie: Assistant Chief Ralph Godbee said officers set off the flash grenade as they entered the apartment with their guns drawn about 12:40 a.m. Sunday with a warrant to look for a suspect in the Friday slaying of a 17-year-old boy. The lead officer’s gun went off after he encountered a 46-year-old woman inside the front room of the home and “some level of physical contact” ensued. Police do not believe the gun was fired intentionally. Metro Detroit News
… Godbee would not comment on newspaper reports that neighbors told police there were children in the house and showed them toys in the front yard. The girl’s father said three other children besides Aiyana were in the home when the raid happened.
the Truth: “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. Comcast news
(It looks like the brave officers crept up onto the porch and rather than simply surrounding the home and knocking on the door, they decided to throw a flashbang through the window of a house that 4 children lived in, and then when 7-year-old Aiyana Jones jumped up, terrified, off the couch where she had been sleeping, our brave officers shot her in the neck for fear of the damage a little 7 year old girl could do to them. As her father was running to help her, the brave officers in flac-jackets knocked him to the ground and held him there while Aiyana was bleeding to death. Then they lied about it. Did the cop feel bad about it? I’m sure he did. But they should never have authorized this kind of intrusion into a home where 4 children lived. The only reason they did it was they wanted something dramatic to put on TV. Well, they got it. Now let’s see if A&E puts it out there for everyone to see.)
from the Associated Press
An attorney for the family of a 7-year-old girl who was killed by a police officer’s bullet during a weekend raid at their home said Monday that he saw video of the raid that contradicts the police department’s version of what happened.
Attorney Geoffrey Fieger said he watched three or four minutes of video that showed police fired into the home after lobbing a flash grenade through the window. He said this contradicts the police department’s story, which was that the officer’s gun discharged during a struggle or collision inside the home with the girl’s grandmother.
“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.
“The gun was fired before anyone goes through the door. There are lights all over, like it’s a television set.”
A camera crew for the cable television crime-reality series “The First 48″ was at the raid, although Fieger declined to say whether the video he watched was shot by the crew.
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