What killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones?

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October 5, 2011
Mother Jones
by Charlie LeDuff  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"The SWAT team tried the steel door to the building. It was unlocked. They threw a flash-bang grenade through the window of the lower unit and kicked open its wooden door, which was also unlocked. The grenade landed so close to Aiyana that it burned her blanket. Officer Joseph Weekley, the lead commando -- who'd been featured before on another A&E show, Detroit SWAT -- burst into the house. His weapon fired a single shot, the bullet striking Aiyana in the head and exiting her neck. It all happened in a matter of seconds." (10/11)



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