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Detroit Cop Goes on Trial for Killing 7-Year-Old Girl | Stop SWAT Style Raids NOW!

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Detroit Cop Goes on Trial for Killing 7-Year-Old Girl

Published time: May 29, 2013 16:36

A Detroit police officer charged with fatally shooting a 7-year-old girl while she was asleep on her couch will stand trial in June. The fatal gunshot was recorded by a reality TV crew, which was filming an episode of “The First 48.”

Aiyana Stanley-Jones, a 7-year-old girl from Detroit, was shot in the head while a SWAT team conducted a midnight raid of her two-story home, tossed a flash grenade through a window, fired the bullet that killed her, and burst through the front door on May 16, 2010.

Police officers were searching for a murder suspect accused of killing a 17-year-old boy and were accompanied by a camera crew recording the raid for a reality A&E TV show called “The First 48” – a show that closely resembles “Cops”. The TV show tracks murder investigations in the immediate aftermath of a slaying, and provides viewers with real-life police drama.

But that quest for drama overstepped its boundaries on that fatal night three years ago. Officer Joseph Weekley, a then-member of the Detroit Police Special Response Team, was carrying the gun that shot that little girl. Police claim that the weapon accidentally discharged after Weekley bumped into the girl’s grandmother. But if convicted of involuntary manslaughter, Weekley could face a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

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The cop has been accused of acting with gross negligence by failing to prevent his gun from firing. The victim was one of four young children that were in the home at the time of the raid. Video footage gathered by the A&E camera crew will serve as evidence in the case, but videographer Allison Howard is also facing charges. The camerawoman was indicted on perjury and obstruction of justice charges after she was accused of withholding crucial video footage from authorities, while sharing it with unspecified “third parties”.

The shooting, together with the presence of “The First 48” camera crew, shocked and outraged Detroit residents and prompted Mayor Dave Bing to ban reality TV crews from shadowing police in Detroit.  He also prompted then-Police Chief Warren Evans’ resignation for failing to inform the mayor that he was allowing TV cameras to accompany police raids. Evans was allegedly also planning to partake in a different reality TV show, in which he would be the star, AP reports.

“Police work is not television, and television work is not police work,” Ron Scott, spokesman for Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, told AP. “The two combined to make it a horrific night.”

Scott also referred to the raid and the shooting as a “military assault on a private dwelling”.

On Friday, Weekley appeared at a Detroit courthouse to file a motion for dismissal of the case against him. About 30 protesters, led by the victim’s family, gathered at the courthouse, chanting “Justice for Aiyana” and “No Justice, No peace”. Weekley’s motion was dismissed, and a jury for the case will be selected May 29.

“It shouldn’t have taken three years for this to come to justice when a little girl died,” Scott told MLive.

http://rt.com/usa/weekley-detroit-cop-police-959/

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New Research Connects RoundUp Active Ingredient Glyphosate Produced by Monsanto to Many Diseases

Debbie Stabenow - has damaged her brain by eating too much GMO food

I have been reading more and more about research showing that many of the newly prolific and mystifying diseases, disorders and syndromes we seem to have so much trouble with here in the United States are connected to the active ingredient glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.

Of course, old research also connected RoundUp to many diseases and disorders as well, but that was back when it was a conspiracy theory to think that the government would ever lie or even be terrible at conducting or interpreting research or even making sure it was valid. Yes, that was way back in the day when people thought maybe some parts of the government weren’t corrupt to the point that they didn’t mind how sick you got or if you died as long as they were personally paid off by huge, super-wealthy corporations.

The next time you hear the term conspiracy theory interpret that to mean “facts that haven’t been proven to the satisfaction of people who can profit from keeping them repressed.”

The video below is very enlightening and I highly recommend it.

Many Diseases Now Connected to RoundUp Active Ingredient Glyphosate Produced by Monsanto

Leaky gut syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis, obesity, heart disease, autism and more–a groundbreaking study now shows a direct link between RoundUp (Glyphosate)-soaked crops and these diseases. And it all goes back to our gut bacteria…

I can not stress enough the importance of watching this video (link below)… but here’s a synopsis for those on a time crunch:

Jeffrey Smith interviews Dr. Stephanie Seneff about Glyphosate from Kristin Canty on Vimeo.

For years, Monsanto assured us that the “metabolic pathway” that enabled RoundUp to kill plants did not exist in the human body. Stephanie Seneff, PhD, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT, has now proven that our gut bacteria does indeed contain the very same metabolic pathway, and it’s being targeted and killed by exposure to RoundUp / consuming RoundUp Ready GMO crops such as corn and soy — in much the same way.

Considering that RoundUp Ready crops represent the primary purpose / large majority of GMO crops world wide, and GMOs are reported to be in >70% of processed foods, this is a significant finding–even more so when contrasted against these specific diseases.

If you only watch the first 5 minutes of this video, you’ll learn enough to be sobered.

If you know anyone with autism in their family, keep watching through the 10 minute mark.

Debbie Stabenow - has damaged her brain by eating too much GMO food

Better yet, make time to watch the whole thing. It’s packed with facts that will make you a far more informed and aware human and (hopefully) motivate you to March Against Monsanto this weekend!

The video:
http://vimeo.com/65914121

The study:
http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416

 

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Senator Expected to Attempt to Repeal So Called Monsanto Protection Act Due To Public Pressure, Activism and Outrage

MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT REPEALED FDA CORRUPTION DISEASE AND DEATH

Sadly the FDA and federal government have been puppets, purchased by corporations, for far too long. They allow unsafe drugs and food practices while working to ban and repress healthful information from making its way to the forefront of public knowledge.

If a corporation needs it’s own legislation to protect it from legal action, it must know it’s doing something illegal or at least something so inherently wrong that people would want to take legal action against it.

On a related note, why isn’t it illegal to slip a “rider” into a completely unrelated bill so that no one knows that it is being passed into law? We need to make each law pass on it’s own merits. Often you hear some absurd legislation hidden inside a lengthy bill that no congressman reads before they vote anyway. Is it really valid legislation if they slip a  “rider” that says something completely absurd like “oh yeah we get to take your kids when they are three and put them in orphanages so you’ll never see them again” inside a bill that is meant to protect children or some similar nonsense.

But finally public pressure and activism is having an effect on this detestable system, so:

So, keep up the good work, guys! 😉

Senator Expected to Attempt to Repeal Monsanto Protection Act Due To Public Pressure, Activism and Outrage

The so-called Monsanto Protection Act signed into law earlier this year caused such an outrage that people around the world are planning to protest the biotech company later this month. Now a United States Senator is expected to try and repeal that law after mounting pressure.

The notorious ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ rider stuffed into the non-related Senate spending bill may soon be repealed thanks to the massive amounts of activism and outrage that have now amounted into a legislative charge towards action. Action that has turned into legislation progress through Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, who has announced an amendment that would remove Section 735 (the Monsanto Protection Act as its known) from the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 Senate spending bill.

The rider, which almost managed to slip incognito and pass by the alarm system of the alternative media, grants GMO juggernaut Monsanto full immunity from federal courts in the event that one of its genetically modified creations is found to be causing damage to health or the environment. Essentially, it grants Monsanto power over the United States federal government. Thankfully, I was able to get on the subject through news tips and covered the Monsanto Protection Act all the way up until the bill containing it was signed into law by Obama.

MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT REPEALED FDA CORRUPTION DISEASE AND DEATHUltimately, as the Monsanto Protection Act became more a hot issue, we had an increasing amount of publicity — but the Senate vote came just too quickly for the attention to put a halt on the rider. But even after its passing, sources like Russia TodayNaturalNewsInfowars, and myself here at NaturalSociety were sounding the alarm big time. Enough so that it even led to an apology from the top Senator who actually ended up approving the bill containing the rider.

Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland actually went and released a statement apologizing for allowing the Monsanto Protection Act through and vowing to fight against GMOs and Monsanto. Ultimately, multiple Senators had entered damage control after the jig was up. That is besides Senator Roy Blunt from Missouri, who actually worked with Monsanto (as in he let them write it while he received funding) on the Monsanto Protection Act rider. A rider he says is perfectly reasonable. After all, why not give Monsanto full immunity from the legal system the rest of us are subject to?

Even Obama was getting blasted on his Facebook page following the approval of the Monsanto Protection Act, with the majority of comments coming into his page criticizing his signature on the bill that contained the rider.

Thanks to this activism, it looks like the Monsanto Protection Act may soon be repealed after this new bill hits Washington. This time, we will have plenty of time to let the Senators know that they are voting against the public if they choose to side with Monsanto. And with such a specific agenda for this bill, I see it doing well in the Senate.

http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-protection-act-may-soon-be-repealed-thanks-activism-1369061405

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