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Monday, May 17, 2010

Another Tragic Death in a No-Knock Raid

CNN.com:
Police in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday expressed "profound sorrow" at the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in a police raid.

Aiyana Jones was shot and killed by police executing a search warrant as part of a homicide investigation, Assistant Chief Ralph Godbee said in a statement.
"This is any parent's worst nightmare," Godbee said. "It also is any police officer's worst nightmare. And today, it is all too real."

The warrant was executed about 12:40 a.m. ET Sunday at a home on the city's east side, Godbee said. Authorities believed the suspect in the Friday shooting death of 17-year-old high school student Jarean Blake was hiding out at the home. Blake was gunned down in front of a store as his girlfriend watched, Godbee said.


I'm pretty sure that they could have found a better time to raid/search this house, like maybe during school hours when kids aren't likely to be home. Why did they have to break in at 12:40 am? Couldn't they have just posted some guards till morning?

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