This is not the first incident involving a gun and children for Weekley. The Detroit News revealed that in a 2009 federal lawsuit he was accused of being part of a team that broke into a home, shot two dogs and pointed a pistol at children. In an interview with Democracy Now! Ron Scott, the founder of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, said these types of incidents have gotten worse in recent years with response teams conducting “military-style raids.”
Aiyana’s father, Charles, said; “I’ll never be the same. That’s my only daughter,” He said he was trying not to be angry but wanted the story to be told.
He said Aiyana was a lively child who loved to sing and had recently developed an interest in Hannah Montana. “She was just figuring out what she liked, what she wanted to do with her life,” her father said.”I want this story to be heard. This was a wrongful death.”
At Aiyana’s funeral her mother, Dominika Stanley, could not bear to witness the opening moments of her baby’s final send-off. Overwhelmed with sorrow and heartbreak the fragile mother’s body could take no more. She collapsed. She fell to her knees before the pastor could even give his opening prayer.
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