Retry Officer Joseph Weekley for Aiyana Jones' Murder
  • Petitioned Judge Cynthia Hathaway

This petition was delivered to:

3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County, Michigan
Judge Cynthia Hathaway
Wayne County Prosecutor, Prosecutor's Office
Kym L. Worthy

Retry Officer Joseph Weekley for Aiyana Jones' Murder

    1. Petition by

      Jamila Aisha

      Washington, DC

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August 2013

Victory

From Jamila Aisha: This morning Judge Hathaway determined that Officer Joseph Weekley will stand retrial for the murder of Aiyana Stanley-Jones on December 4, 2013. I sincerely thank you all for demanding that a decision be reached in Officer Weekley's case and for standing up for Aiyana. I encourage all of you to continue to share Aiyana's story and bring much needed attention to this trial. Let's never forget Aiyana Stanley-Jones.

On May 16, 2010, Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley shot and killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones during a police raid and on June 18, 2013 his case was declared a mistrial. Aiyana's young life was cut short by an overzealous officer who raided her home while she slept. Because Weekley's case was declared a mistrial in June, there is still an opportunity to bring him to justice. On July 25, 2013 Wayne County Judge Cynthia Hathaway reconvene to determine whether Weekley will face retrial for Aiyana's murder. Please voice your support to retry Joseph Weekley's case so that a jury may reach a verdict. Aiyana Stanley-Jones represents another Black life taken too soon. Justice must be served.

 

To:
Judge Cynthia Hathaway, 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County, Michigan
Kym L. Worthy, Wayne County Prosecutor, Prosecutor's Office
Retry Officer Joseph Weekley for Aiyana Jones' Murder

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Wasi Daniju LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Justice has not yet been done - and it needs to be.

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    • Leandra Williams BROOKLYN, UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
      • about 1 year ago

      The law can only truly be upheld when it holds those who enforce it accountable for their actions and the harm they do to others. Aiyana Jones should be alive, so Joseph Weekley should be appropriately punished.

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    • Jessica Grillo LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      a murderer is a MURDERER regardless of his outfit.

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    • Aleshia Adams OLATHE, KS
      • about 1 year ago

      Because she was a innocent and defenseless child who did not derseve to have her life taken away from her

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    • Jay Espy BRONX, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Every 28 hours a Black person is killed by law enforcement. These racist practices must end! Police have a license to kill Black people and get little to no punishment for it.

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