A Facebook group entitled “RIP Caylee Marie Anthony” has 331,292 likes.
Fifty people (including me) like a Facebook group for seven-year-old Aiyana Jones.
Aiyana was a seven-year-old girl from the east side of Detroit who was sleeping on the couch when police burst in and shot her in the neck on May 16, 2010. They were raiding her house and searching for a homicide suspect; the whole thing was being filmed for an episode of the reality crime show, “The First 48.” (This could be why Detroit police used a flash grenade to enter the house even though neighbors told them there were kids in the house and pointed to the toys in the front yard.)
The case received some attention, and U.S. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) requested an FBI investigation. But more than a year later, no one’s been charged in Aiyana’s death, and Nancy Grace hasn’t said a word about it.
It makes me physically ill that a woman could decide not to report her toddler missing and lie about her disappearance – and kill her, as some of the experts in Facebook allege – and if the media depictions of her are accurate, Casey Anthony is an irresponsible and unlikable piece of trash who can’t be trusted with car keys, let alone children.
But I’m more disgusted by the fact that the murder of a little black girl by law enforcement receives little coverage or concern while a little white “angel” is mourned by thousands.
Isn’t Aiyana an angel too?