Aiyana was trending on Twitter this weekend, prompting planned protests in Philadelphia today and Harlem on Monday.
The Quicken Loans founder also poked fun at another reporter for tweeting about Bruce Jenner, who recently announced being transgender.
Offended Twitter users mocked the Associated Press with the hashtag “#APHeadlines.”
The tweets offer a glimpse into the various attitudes about Detroit.
The chief said he believes the threat came from within a criminal drug enterprise.
Reporter Zlati Meyer’s tweet unleashed a torrent of attacks, including death threats.
Napoleon said news agencies “want you to stay home and not vote” during the mayoral election next week.
The reactions ranged from offensive and salacious to insightful or idiotic.
A friend and trainer of Charles Pugh urged Detroiters not to draw conclusions about the council president’s whereabouts and said Pugh would return to office.