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Aiyana Jones

How Do You Prepare a Child for Life in an Age of School Shootings, Police Shootings and Lockdown Drills?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.15.2015 | Education
John W. Whitehead

Who is calculating the damage being done to the young people forced to watch as their homes are trashed and their dogs are shot during SWAT team raids? What are we to tell our nation's children about the role of police in their lives?

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Lawsuit Alleges Police Cover-Up In Death Of Sleeping 7-Year-Old

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.02.2015 | Black Voices

The family of a 7-year-old who was fatally shot during a botched raid in 2010 is suing Detroit police, alleging officers lied about how she was killed...

Michigan Congressman Calls For Police Reforms After Cop Who Killed 7-Year-Old Walks

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Black Voices

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) has pledged to introduce legislation on police accountability following the dismissal of charges against a Detroit police ...

Charges Dropped Against Cop Who Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old Girl

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.30.2015 | Crime

The Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping 7-year-old girl will not be retried, officials said Wednesday. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym W...

Another Mistrial In Case Of Officer Who Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old To Death

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.10.2014 | Crime

A mistrial has been declared in the trial of the Detroit police officer who shot a sleeping 7-year-old to death. The Wayne County Prosecutor's Offi...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Manslaughter Charge Dropped For Cop Who Fatally Shot 7-Year-Old

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.06.2014 | Crime

The dismissal of the manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping child will stand, an appeals court ruled Monday....

Judge Dismisses Manslaughter Charge For Cop Who Shot 7-Year-Old To Death

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.06.2014 | Crime

A judge has dropped the felony charge leveled against Joseph Weekley, the Detroit police officer who in 2010 shot 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones to d...

How A Police Officer Shot A Sleeping 7-Year-Old To Death

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.02.2014 | Black Voices

A Detroit police officer accused of manslaughter in the death of a 7-year-old girl will go on trial this week, as national attention remains focused o...

Cop Who Shot 7-Year-Old To Death Will Be Retried

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 09.19.2013 | Black Voices

A retrial has been set for Joseph Weekley, the Detroit police officer who shot and killed a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 police raid. Weekley's pr...

Detroiters Vow To Fight For The Trayvons And Aiyanas

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.16.2013 | Detroit

As thousands of protesters rallied across the country for Trayvon Martin, Detroiters gathered Sunday to call for "justice" for the 17-year-old Florida...

Will Officer Joseph Weekley Testify?

WXYZ | Posted 08.13.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Thursday metro Detroiters may find out if Officer Joseph Weekley will testify at his involuntary manslaughter trial....

Grandmother Recounts Night Cops Killed 7-Year-Old

Newser.com | Posted 06.11.2013 | Crime

Beneath a multi-colored quilt of Disney cartoon characters, 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones lay peacefully on the living room couch of her grandmother...

Aiyana Stanley-Jones Trial Begins

Detroit Free Press | Posted 08.03.2013 | Detroit

Three years after 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones was killed in a police raid, a jury will decide whether her death was a tragic accident or criminal ...

SWAT Raids: No One Is Safe

David Borden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Borden

Today, SWAT is deployed more than 50,000 times annually. Proliferation of this aggressive, militarized tactic has seen a steady drumbeat of heart attacks, fires, and killings resulting directly from it.

Detroit: A Model of Renewal for the U.S. Social Forum?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Detroit was not an accidental choice for the U.S. Social Forum. It is a city in the midst of a rebirth from the bottom up, and the organizers knew this well when they chose Detroit for the second USSF.