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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...

Is A New Trial Coming For Joseph Weekley?

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — It could be months before another trial is held in the case of a Detroit police officer who admits he accidentally killed a 7-year-old...

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...

Reality Show Videographer Pleads In Fatal Raid

AP | Posted 08.21.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A videographer for a reality television show crew filming a Detroit police raid that left a 7-year-old girl dead has pleaded no contes...

Jury Can't Reach Verdict For Detroit Cop Who Shot 7-Year-Old

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.18.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a...

Jury Deliberates In Trial Of Cop Who Killed 7-Year-Old

AP | Posted 08.14.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Jurors have gone home without a verdict on the first day of deliberations in the trial of a Detroit police officer charged in the shoo...

Cop Who Killed 7-Year-Old Testifies

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.13.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A Detroit police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl acknowledged Thursday that he's trained to keep his finger...

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. ...

Cop Testifies He Saw No Struggle Before Officer Shot 7-Year-Old

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.11.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A police officer who was second through the door in a Detroit raid testified Tuesday that he didn't see anyone struggle with another o...

Grandmother Recounts Night Cops Killed 7-Year-Old | 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 Trial Resumes

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 08.10.2013 | Detroit

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

Witness Says He Warned Cops About Kids Before Fatal Police Raid

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.05.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A man rounding up his dogs late at night testified Wednesday that he warned Detroit police that children were inside a home moments be...

Reality Show Footage Shows Police Raid That Killed Young Girl

AP | Posted 08.04.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Jurors in the trial of a Detroit police officer charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 7-year-old girl watched a vide...

Prosecutor: Cop Error Caused 7-Year-Old Girl's Death

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.03.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Armed with a shield and a submachine gun, a highly trained Detroit police officer made critical errors during a house raid that led to...

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 ...

Officer On Trial 3 Years After Child Killed During Cop Show Filming

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.29.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. ...

Do TV Cameras Make Cops More Aggressive?

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and JEFF KAROUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

DETROIT — When police burst into a home in search of a murder suspect, a reality TV crew documented the raid – and may have recorded the d...

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.

Aiyana Jones, 7-Year-Old Shot And Killed By Detroit Police, Was Sleeping According To Family

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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...