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Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, crime, family, government, law, police, violence, sadness )

- 854 days ago -
During filming of an episode of The First 48, a television show similar to Cops, Detroit Police entered a home in search of a murder suspect. After throwing a flash grenade through a window -- a device that emits a bright flash of light incapacitating ...

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Frans Badenhorst (573)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 12:54 am
Your signature has been recorded. Please spread the word:

Irene S. (68)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 1:56 am
What a tragedy! Signed.

janet Salmon (1)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 2:36 am
There are too many horrific stories of brutal American cops. My friend who lives in New York has become afraid of them. I hope there will be justice in this case.

Natasha Salgado (653)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 4:43 am

Miranda Parkinson (9)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 4:51 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 4:55 am

AniMae C. (471)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 5:31 am

3 Signatures

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Mel drabic
Yiota Thomas

Beth FS (134)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 6:07 am
N&S, His gun went off when he bumped into the grandmother??!! What the hell man!!!!?

Daniel Partlow (189)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 6:31 am

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 6:33 am
Signed and noted, thanks.

David C. (29)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 9:22 am
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. (0)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 11:53 am
just incredible

Gloria picchetti (305)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 12:05 pm
In general I support police officers but this just looks like sloppy police work to me so I signed the petition.

Elizabeth M. (68)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 12:06 pm
Unbelievable tragedy. Signed and Noted. Thank you for posting Frans

. (7)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 12:07 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Frans.

Sharon H. (290)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 1:03 pm
Signed and noted.

John B. (194)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 1:08 pm
Thanks Frans for posting the link to the petition. Signed and post noted.
"Your signature has been recorded."

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (62)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 1:32 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 1:33 pm
I remember when this happened, thank you for letting us know there's a good petition against that @sshole!

Mike M. (54)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 1:47 pm

Mariette G. (169)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 2:16 pm
Your signature has been recorded. Thanks Frans!

Nikki J. (15)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 2:19 pm
Shocking.. More evidence the media provoke tragedies to happen ... :(

Sara W. (107)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 2:23 pm
Guns don't accidentally go off. They need a finger on the trigger. This cop clearly was all too willing to shoot first and check at what he shot later. Signed.

S J. (128)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 2:36 pm
Done, thanks Frans.

Virgene L. (35)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 2:42 pm
Certainly unintentional, but clearly avoidable. So sad. Thanks.

Birgit W. (155)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 2:54 pm
Terrible, signed.

Michael Kirkby (90)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 3:11 pm
Detroit has lost 50% of its police force. Detroit is 50% vacant and on the verge of bankruptcy. The gangs outnumber the police and are better armed. How is it that they can still do this? Could this event be considered negligence on the part of the police at least? I know errors occur but it just seems that police and accidental deaths in the States seem to be too frequent when it comes to these types of happenings.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 3:29 pm

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 3:43 pm
The Detroit poo poo = stupid, racist shits! May this particular piece of no good "cop" get meted out the jail sentence he richly deserves! If it had been a WHITE GIRL & A BLACK POO POO, oh how differently things would have been. No I do NOT TRUST THE POO POO! To many observational acts of corruption seen personally. Not done to me to others!

Jeanne Young (19)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 4:03 pm
N/S But what I REALLY want is to curtail both the DPD AND the TV programs that exploit the violence and brutality of police actions

Sun c. (95)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 4:34 pm
signed and noted.. cops need better training these days. They are too trigger happy.

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 4:34 pm
'Mama, mama, Someone said they made some noise. The cops have shot some girls and boys.
You'll sit home and drink all night. They looked to weird, it served them right...'
(Frank Zappa, shortly after the Kent State U incident)

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 4:52 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Frans. Children should not be killed.

Angelene B. (148)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 5:13 pm
signed and shared

Springwater Ocoee (14)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 5:16 pm
the police need to held and punished for this childs death,this is TOTOLLY WRONG!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 5:17 pm
Signed !

Liliana Garcia (176)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 6:12 pm
How could this happen during the filming of any video or movie?

Lois Jordan (61)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 6:33 pm
Horrendous! Definitely signed & noted. Thanks so much for posting, Frans.

Bonita Annis (20)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 6:53 pm

Joanne Dixon (36)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 7:09 pm
Let me get this straight, a seven year old child was shot and killed FOR A TV SHOW? And this differs morally from snuff porn how? Oh yeah, I signed.

Dandelion G. (380)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 7:34 pm
Your signature has been recorded. This is happening way too much all across this Country. Isn't the first time that innocent people are being killed in their own home from these tactics. Isn't the first child either. Gestapo in the USA more and more.

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 7:51 pm
Noted, signed and shared

Charlene Rush (79)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 9:29 pm
I comprehend a policeperson's instructions ~ shoot to kill.
However, surely, humans with I.Q.'s that should be higher than the average, should be able to make a quick determination on how to respond.
These types of accidents? should never occur.

Shawna S. (45)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 11:03 pm
So many of these police 'incidents' warrant investigation. I recall reading about a former officer - Christopher Dorner - who went public about police incidents. He's now deceased and although I don't condone his actions, I do commend him for taking a stand against police ignorance/brutality.
I wish to offer my condolences to the family of Aiyana.

tiffany t. (148)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 11:20 pm
signed and noted

Inge Bjorkman (175)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 12:07 am
If this had happened in Sweden or Europe so had a new riot occurred. Great if people react.
Love, Peace and Reaction

Sue Clayton (8)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 12:47 am
It seems like the police right across America are not being trained properly with regard to gun usage. It appears that the majority are simply playing cowboys! OBVIOUSLY HARSHER TRAINING AND PUNISHMENT IS NEEDED!

caroline s. (82)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 4:15 am
This is a tragedy. Signed of course :-(

paul m. (93)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 5:27 am


Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 5:38 am

Emma S. (236)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 9:40 am
Done! Thanks, Frans.

Henrik Thorsen (29)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 9:44 am

Lea Huber (0)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 1:39 pm
Signed. This kind of unnecessary showmanship appears to be responsible for the death of the poor little girl. Just WHAT did the police think they were doing!?!? This wasn't a scripted Hollywood movie!!! Common sense should have prevailed. I think all the officers involved should all be held accountable for their bullish rush to "make it look good", which happened to involve one especially irresponsible law enforcement officer. A child paid with her LIFE for the grandstanding. This cannot be explained away by any rational means!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 3:21 pm

Ann Breeden (65)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 4:22 pm
What a tragedy. We're far too trigger happy in this country.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 4:27 pm
You want to take away the guns and let the police protect us? Who is going to protect us from the police?

Birgit W. (155)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 5:47 pm

Gloria H. (88)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 8:04 pm
Let's hope he doesnt bump his gun again when he sits down for a donut.
So....had he killed another officer with his gun, what would have been the outcome? Would he still be on the force? What the hell was a tv crew going along on a dangerous situation for in the first place? Waaaaay too many questions unanswered. RIP little girl, you must have been terrified in your last minutes of life. RIP angel.

Barbara V. (51)
Sunday June 2, 2013, 8:08 pm
There's so much sickness out there, it's frightening, but THIS has got to be one of the worst examples of it I have ever come across. Yes! Let us hope that justice will be done for this poor child. What a horrible, horrible crime against the innocent!

Helle H. (21)
Monday June 3, 2013, 4:31 am
What a brave man. I don't want to blame him, but the whole system. The policeforce should be better educated, so this tragedy doesn't happen again.

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Monday June 3, 2013, 4:22 pm
This is very distressing. If it was a pure accident, I wouldn't want the man to be severely punished. If it was neglect in any way then the book should be thrown at him. I'm sure either way he did not want that child dead. Still, she is dead and someone needs to take responsibility.

Twyla Sparks (208)
Monday June 3, 2013, 10:37 pm

Latonya W. (82)
Tuesday June 4, 2013, 11:09 am
damn shame............

ER C. (65)
Friday June 7, 2013, 7:25 am

signed & shared

Marliese B. (67)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 2:58 pm

Sergio Padilla (63)
Friday June 14, 2013, 8:29 am

BA R. (6)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:23 pm
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