One thing you can count on is the DU cop hating contingent to show up whenever the police accidentally shoot someone or there is some other problem.Flaneur (1000+ posts) Sun May-16-10 04:31 PM
7-Year-Old Girl Killed in Detroit Police Raid
CNN) -- Police in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday expressed "profound sorrow" at the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in a police raid.
Aiyana Jones was shot and killed by police executing a search warrant as part of a homicide investigation, Assistant Chief Ralph Godbee said in a statement.
"This is any parent's worst nightmare," Godbee said. "It also is any police officer's worst nightmare. And today, it is all too real."
The warrant was executed about 12:40 a.m. ET Sunday at a home on the city's east side, Godbee said. Authorities believed the suspect in the Friday shooting death of 17-year-old high school student Jarean Blake was hiding out at the home. Blake was gunned down in front of a store as his girlfriend watched, Godbee said.
Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/05/16/michigan.police.chi... /
These forcible entry raids are dangerous--much more so for residents than police.
Why don't the cops just wait for the guy to go to the 7-11?Of course it will turn into a cop=bashing fiesta.Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun May-16-10 05:28 PM
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12. Tragic, but in fairness, all info should be considered...
The 46-year-old grandmother of the girl shot was in the front room of the house and had a physical tussle with the first officer when his gun discharged, hitting Aiyana Stanley Jones in the head and neck area, police said. She was sleeping on a couch in the room.
“We have executed countless high risk warrants where children have been present,” Godbee told the Free Press this morning. “This was a perfect storm for tragedy.”
The woman involved in the tussle has been taken into custody, as is the suspect sought in Blake’s death, although no charges have been issued yet.
"Detroiters cope in city of violence"
Residents say the spate of recent homicides in Detroit have left them feeling fearful and powerless.
Though city officials say crime incidents are decreasing overall, residents say scarce police presence, high unemployment and abandoned homes are fueling criminal activity in their neighborhoods.
They see a scarcity of hope, especially in neighborhoods where three residents -- Geraldine Jackson, Avondre Donel and David Adams Jr. -- all going about their daily lives, were recently killed by stray bullets.
Godbee said the city's plan is to target violent crime, using data and assistance from other agencies, like the FBI, to target so-called hot spots, identifying patterns and frequency. And, Godbee says, the plan is working: Homicides are down, so far, from 138 this time last year to 108 this year, according to figures released by the Detroit Police Department on Friday morning. Later Friday, Jerean Blake, 17, became No. 109. He was shot to death outside a store at 2:20 p.m.
It is tragic that the little girl was killed, but the following is reported to be true:
Residents are demanding police do something about skyrocketing crime which has claimed over 100 lives so far this year
In this case, when police entered the home, a woman engaged one of the officers in some sort of scuffle, during which his gun was discharged
Police did find the suspect in the murder of Jarean Blake inside the home (ed note: in the upstairs apt. which the police were executing a search warrant on at the same time.)
I suspect this thread and the one to follow in GD will turn into another DU cop-bashing fiesta. But given the facts as they are reported now, this seems like a sad and tragic accident and not some cops gone wild episode.
tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun May-16-10 08:56 PM
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44. "The WEAPON discharged one round"??!! Was the officer not in control of his weapon?
Edited on Sun May-16-10 08:57 PM by tblue37
I thought the NRA mantra was "Guns don't kill people. People kill people." If this gun discharged itself, as that article's phasing (no doubt borrowed directly from the police department's CYA comments) implies, then that mantra is going to have to be revised!Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun May-16-10 04:49 PM
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4. Fucking PIGS!!!
:grr: :cry:Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun May-16-10 06:06 PM
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23. Yeah, and the dumb-ass fucking pigs were at the wrong house.
The mutherfuckers do this shit all the time! Raiding the wrong house, and entering with guns drawn, throwing flash grenades, and trashing everything and everyone in sight. They do it for pot just as quickly as they do it for homicide investigations.
I hope this poor family winds up with a huge settlement. The fucking pigs should be locked up, but they won't ever face justice. They are above the law.elocs (1000+ posts) Sun May-16-10 06:30 PM
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29. Drawn or not, how does a gun just "discharge"?
Really? These are professionals and the gun just discharges?Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) t Sun May-16-10 08:09 PM
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38. In a physical altercation, with the gun drawn?
Is it really easier to believe the cop purposely shot a 7 yr old girl, while there to, by the way, to find the killer of a 17 year old boy?Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun May-16-10 08:11 PM
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39. Good Lord. You're relating this to Waco and Nazi Germany?
This place sometimes...NO, that's not likely. If I read it right, and the info was correct the cop that had the gun was black too. Sharpton only bothers if the officers or the ones he's blaming are white. That's the only time it matters to him because it's not the black "victims"/people that are important it's the race baiting and money shake down.TreasonousBastard (1000+ posts) Sun May-16-10 07:03 PM
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"I suspect this thread and the one to follow in GD will turn into another DU cop-bashing fiesta. "
We all know there are sadistic, inept, and racist cops out there, but have any of the kneejerk cop bashers out there had, as part of their jobs, going into a place where there just might be a number of guns pointed at the door?
Catching murderers is not a safe or easy job for good cops. No matter how good they are.
This was a tragedy all around.
(And any minute now Al Sharpton, or one of his acolytes, will be on the scene to stir up more shit.)demigoddess (1000+ posts) Sun May-16-10 07:50 PM
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37. he or she is pointing out that they never seem to shoot little white children
during these raids. And she was pretty. I wonder why they never seem to pick any time other than night. like maybe when the kids are in school. When the suspect leaves the house?? They always seem to attack at night. we have had a number of times when they have hit the wrong house, when they were mistaken for invaders not police, and a number of times when the police shot someone other than the criminal they were looking for.Boudica the Lyoness Donating Member (791 posts) Sun May-16-10 06:45 PM
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30. I hate American Police
Ignorant dishonest pigs!
And of course DU's police arse kissers are out in force defending them like they always do.
I don't believe for one moment that the grandmother tried to disarm the child killing cop. It takes a video to get these fuckers to tell the truth.
I notice they always video tape prison cell extractions to prove they are not abusing convicted prisoners, now how about showing the same respect to the innocent until proven guilty crowd.
How about video taping every time they have a search warrant or enter a persons home for any reason, that way we can see if they are doing the job we pay them to do any not having a bit of fun shooting peoples pets and little black girls.