May 16, 2016 marks the tragic death of a little black girl named Aiyana Stanley Jones. Six years ago Aiyana, 7, was killed while she slept at her grandmother’s house. Joseph Weekley, the Detroit Police Officer who fatally shot her during a botched raid, is still on the force. Despite being charged with involuntary manslaughter and two lesser charges, juries failed to reach verdicts and the charges were eventually dropped in January 2015.
The loss of this innocent baby girl is heartbreaking and it is a stain on the soul of this nation. It’s also a sickening comment on the state of black girlhood in America.