Tag: Race & Society

Aiyana Stanley-Jones

Police shot girl, 7, during TV show filming

An attorney representing the family of a seven-year-old girl who was shot to death during a raid in Detroit said the police operation was flawed and was influenced by TV production concerns.

Aiyana Jones was shot and killed as she slept on a living room sofa after an officer’s gun went off as police searched the house for a suspect.

Attorney Karri Mitchell told The Detroit News that the police “were excited; they were on TV”. “They didn’t have to throw a grenade through the front window when they knew there were children in there,” the attorney said.

The Barrel of a Gun: Capital X speaks out

Wannabe filmmaker Tigre Hills; had planned to debut this documentary he has titled “The Barrel of a Gun” on Dec. 9, the 28th anniversary of the killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner who Mumia is said to have murdered but there is a delay in the films release.