CHARGE COPS, A&E FOR KILLING AIYANA STANLEY-JONES, 7
By Diane BukowskI
To be delivered to: Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. President Barack Obama
IMMEDIATELY CHARGE DETROIT POLICE OFFICER JOSEPH WEEKLEY AND ALL OTHERS INVOLVED FROM THE CITY’S POLICE DEPARTMENT AND GOVERNMENT, AS WELL AS A&E AND THE FIRST 48, WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER FOR THE KILLING OF 7-YEAR-OLD AIYANA STANLEY-JONES ON MAY 16, 2010.
On May 16, 2010, a Detroit police Special Response Team, being filmed by A&E’s First 48 reality show, firebombed the home of seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones in Detroit, and shot her in the head, killing her. There has been world-wide outrage at this murder, but to date, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has brought no charges against Police Officer Joseph Weekley, who fired the fatal shot, or anyone else from the police department and city government (which had contracted with The First 48), in this child’s death. This qualifies as a first-degree murder because police had ample opportunity to arrest the person they were seeking, who did not live in Aiyana’s home, previously the same day, but waited until the cameras were rolling. Weekley fired immediately upon entrance into the home in a poor Black east-side neighborhood.
To sign, click on: http://signon.org/sign/charge-cops-ae-for-killing?source=c.url&r_by=527375
To read VOD article on first anniversary of Aiyana’s death, click on http://voiceofdetroit.net/2011/05/18/justice-for-aiyana-jones-now/
There are numerous other articles on Aiyana’s case on the Voice of Detroit, just put her name “Aiyana” in the search engine; be sure to keep going to older posts at the bottom of each page that comes up.