Aiyana Jones http://michiganradio.org en 'Justice for Trayvon': Detroiters protest in honor of Trayvon Martin http://michiganradio.org/post/justice-trayvon-detroiters-protest-honor-trayvon-martin <p>"How many people believe today that there shouldn't be another Trayvon Martin?" Ron Scott asked a crowd through a megaphone.</p><p>This was the opening question to a rally <span style="line-height: 1.5;">on the corner of W. Adams and Woodward Ave. in Eastern Detroit Sunday evening to honor </span>Trayvon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Martin.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Martin was an unarmed black teenager who was shot last year by George Zimmerman, a Hispanic neighborhood watch&nbsp; volunteer. Zimmerman was found not guilty on Saturday of a second degree murder charge in the case. A jury determined Zimmerman shot Martin in self defense. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span></p><p>The rally was organized primarily by the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, but had support from many other organizations, including the Detroit branch of the NAACP and the Green Party.&nbsp;</p><p>On the base of a statue, several people spoke to about 100 people, including Ron Scott of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 04:02:36 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13524 at http://michiganradio.org 'Justice for Trayvon': Detroiters protest in honor of Trayvon Martin Deliberations continue today in Aiyana Stanley-Jones case http://michiganradio.org/post/deliberations-continue-today-aiyana-stanley-jones-case <div class="story"><div id="Main"><p>DETROIT (AP) — A jury has resumed deliberations in the trial of a Detroit police officer blamed for the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl.</p><p>The jury met for about five hours Friday before going home for the weekend. Deliberations started again Monday around 9:30 a.m. in Wayne County court.</p><p>Joseph Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony.</p><p>Aiyana Stanley-Jones was shot in the head while she slept on a couch near the front door of a Detroit home. Weekley was leading a pack of officers into the home to search for a murder suspect in 2010.</p><p>Weekley claims he accidentally pulled the trigger when Aiyana's grandmother struck his gun. Mertilla Jones denies any interference.</p><p>The jury could acquit Weekley or convict him of a lesser crime. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:34:12 +0000 The Associated Press 13079 at http://michiganradio.org Deliberations continue today in Aiyana Stanley-Jones case Jury to decide fate of Detroit cop who shot Aiyana Stanley-Jones http://michiganradio.org/post/jury-decide-fate-detroit-cop-who-shot-aiyana-stanley-jones <p>Jurors will get instructions from a judge and then start deliberations in the trial of a Detroit police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl.</p><p>Joseph Weekley told jurors Thursday that he wasn't reckless when he accidentally fired his gun during a raid, killing Aiyana Stanley-Jones three years ago. He says he was struggling with Aiyana's grandmother over the gun.</p><p>The jury is returning to court Friday. Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony, but the jury also can consider it a misdemeanor crime.</p><p>Prosecutor Rob Moran says there was no interference from grandmother Mertilla Jones. But defense attorney Steve Fishman says Jones has no credibility because she's told different stories about what happened.</p><p>Aiyana was killed when police raided a house to capture a murder suspect. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:53:22 +0000 The Associated Press 13055 at http://michiganradio.org Jury to decide fate of Detroit cop who shot Aiyana Stanley-Jones