Wayne County Circuit Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge against the Detroit police officer accused in the 2010 fatal shooting of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones, reports the Detroit Free Press.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Officer Joseph Weekley failed to follow his training when he stormed a house looking for a murder suspect with his finger on the trigger and shot Aiyana who was asleep on the couch, according to prosecutors.
All sides acknowledge that Aiyana Stanley-Jones’ death was not intentional. But prosecutors say Officer Joseph Weekley’s actions were a crime because he handled his submachine gun in a reckless manner.
“You have to use ordinary care in the exercise of your duties,” prosecutor Rob Moran said. “He didn’t follow ordinary care. … If he didn’t pull the trigger, Aiyana would be alive.”
Here’s the opportunity to prove that black girls lives matter as much as black boys lives.
Where is the national movement against this judge who dropped the charges against the cop who killed seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones as she lay on a couch in her home? Where is the demand from the people that the cop be locked up?
A cop who was frontin’ for the cameras of the reality series that was being filmed at the time, who was all gassed up on that “Look at me! I’m a cop on TV” shit and wound up killing our baby girl.
They charged him with some bullshit-ass, slap-on-the-wrist “involuntary manslaughter” and not even that shit could stick.
Baby girl is dead.
And there’s not a whisper or a tear.
I don’t believe it when people say they love black girls.
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