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    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.
    Upon entering the home, the officer encountered a 46-year-old female inside the front room, Godbee said. "Exactly what happened next is a matter still under investigation, but it appears the officer and the woman had some level of physical contact.

    "At about this time, the officer's weapon discharged one round which, tragically, struck 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones in the neck/head area."
    7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid - CNN.com

    Seems to me someone was a little too jittery.

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    Re: 7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid

    This sounds like a terribly avoidable tragedy.

    It's always dangerous when police officers use flashbangs in residential houses, but it's also dangerous to harbor murderers and then "tussle" with police officers when they try to catch said murderer.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: 7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
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    Seems to me someone was a little too jittery.
    It's hard to say what for sure caused it to happen. Usually the cops are acting in the best manner they can, and unfortunately, sometimes stuff just happens. It's tragic, but when you are dealing with dangerous people, that is just how it is.
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    Re: 7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid

    This is sad. It's sad that the girls was growing up with parents that were dangerous and flaky. It's tragic that she got caught in the crossfire.

    My daughters are so lucky. They are blond, blue-eyed, intelligent, stable, and both got new iPods today. I did make them watch Sweatshop girl to remind them of their good fortune. Life ain't fair.

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    Re: 7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid - CNN.com

    Seems to me someone was a little too jittery.
    It's a horrible thing that happened but how do you come to this conclusion?
    The story linked said was there was physical contact. That makes it sound like an altercation, not someone being too "jittery". I wouldn't tussle with an armed cop for the very reason a bullet could go stray. (well, there are a lot of reasons I wouldn't tussle with a cop; that is just one of them).

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    Re: 7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid

    Quote Originally Posted by Dix View Post
    It's a horrible thing that happened but how do you come to this conclusion?
    The story linked said was there was physical contact. That makes it sound like an altercation, not someone being too "jittery". I wouldn't tussle with an armed cop for the very reason a bullet could go stray. (well, there are a lot of reasons I wouldn't tussle with a cop; that is just one of them).
    I'm not blaming anyone, in the line of duty and under such circumstances it's hard to distiungish targets sometimes. But physical contact? Look, I bet all these officers are fine officers, would never doubt that.

    But... and I can't blame them for it, would they be willing to say they accidently shot her during the physical contact, so that their buddy would have a better chance not to get in trouble? It's just a possibility, but possible.

    My theory is that one of them simply accidently shot her on the way in. The chances of physical contact causing an officer highly trained in armed combat, to accidently fire a round that would happen to hit the girl in the head/neck area, is highly unlikely.

    I'm sure whoever did it, did not at all do it intentially, and will probably never forgive themselves for it.

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    Re: 7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid

    Attorney: Video shows police fired into home - Crime & courts- msnbc.com

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    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 a reality television show, and an attorney says video of the siege contradicts the police account of what happened.

    ‘It's not an accident’
    But Fieger said the video shows an officer lobbing the grenade and then shooting into the home from the porch.

    "There is no question about what happened because it's in the videotape," Fieger said. "It's not an accident. It's not a mistake. There was no altercation."
    Apparently it's on video, the officer fired into the home from the porch.
    That officer better end up in jail.
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    Re: 7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Attorney: Video shows police fired into home - Crime & courts- msnbc.com

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    Apparently it's on video, the officer fired into the home from the porch.
    That officer better end up in jail.
    Oh crap. Well... ****...

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    Re: 7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid

    I don't believe anyone could do anything worse than what the policeofficer is doing to himself.

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    Re: 7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid

    I don't believe anyone could do anything worse than what the policeofficer is doing to himself.
    What about what he did to the girl and her family?
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