Hundreds of people showed up Saturday for the funeral of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, the 7-year-old killed in a police raid on Detroit?s East side.

Those in attendance were told they must help stop the violence that has recently plagued the city of Detroit.

During the eulogy, Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton, questioned if officers in the suburban cities would throw a stun grenade into a house as did the Detroit Police Department.

Rev Sharpton said he?d much rather give a broader message to the community than criticize police officers and political leaders.

?I?d rather tell you to start looking at the man in the mirror. We?ve all done something that contributed to this,? Sharpton said of Aiyanna?s death.

Sharpton then made a serious call to the crowd at Second Ebenezer Church to stop the violence in Detroit.

?This is it. This child is the breaking point.?


On Friday there was a public viewing for a Aiyanna.

Hundreds of mourners, from her classmates, city leaders and parents who never met her attended the public viewing on Friday to pay their respects.

Aiyana's best friend Diamon Thomas read parts of a poem she wrote in crayon for her friend.

"I love Aiyana. BFF," said Thomas.

The second-grader said she has not been to school since her friend's death because she has been mourning .

"I told her that she is not coming back on this earth, and if she is good, they will be together again," said Thomas' grandmother Ollie Evans.


"It's important to be here and pay respects to Aiyana. I've tried to make sure that I didn't make this a public spectacle from my vantage point and the city's vantage point," said Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.

Tonya Theus said she never met the girl, but as a mother, she felt compelled to be there.

"She was a baby. She was so innocent. She doesn't know what happened. She was caught in the crossfire," said Theus.

Aiyana was killed early Sunday. Police have said an officer's gun discharged inside the house after he was jostled by, or collided with, the girl's grandmother.

Attorney Geoffrey Fieger has filed a wrongful death lawsuit and a separate suit on behalf of the girl's grandmother.

On Friday, Fieger withdrew the federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Aiyana's family.

Federal documents show that a "notice of voluntary dismissal" was entered Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit -- the same day the suit was filed.

The suit claimed Aiyana Stanley-Jones' constitutional rights were violated and sought a cash award of more than $75,000. Fieger also filed a lawsuit in state court.

The federal suit named Aiyana's father as the representative of her estate.

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