Commentary: Another Black Youth Dies, Now What?

By now, you should be aware that 7-year-old Aiyana Jones was killed by officers of the Detroit Police Department, as they raided her family's home early Sunday morning. The specific details surrounding her death are not clear yet, nor will they be until the family is able to speak freely. What we know for sure: a sleeping girl was burned by a "flashbang grenade" and then shot in the head and neck because the police were attempting to capture the suspect in the shooting death of a 17-year-old. Another senseless loss... Here's what you had to say: Anonymous commented: "We call the cops when it's convenient for us but won't "snitch" when one of us is killed. It makes no sense." Reign wrote: "Black people are not the only people who commit crimes. There's good and bad in every culture, but you wouldn't know that by the images portrayed in the news. Everybody is being desensitized to our pain, even us."
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