Tamir Rice is the 12 year old who was shot and killed in Ohio by a cop who fired his gun in less than 2 seconds of arriving on scene.
A man had called 911 and told dispatch that a guy was in the park who might be a juvenile had a gun that might have been fake, but it was making him nervous. Dispatch put out the call without saying it could be a juvenile and could be a toy gun.
Tamir did not die right away. Reports have it that the EMT’s arrived about 4 minutes after Tamir was shot. He was taken to the hospital where he died the next day.
Attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing Tamir’s parents however, says that there is probable cause to file a charge and take the case to a jury.
Crump has also stated:
“If police officers are ill-equipped to deal with children playing on the playground with toy guns, then we might have to consider outlawing all toy guns because this scenario cannot happen again in America.”
DEC. 13th @ 2:00pm Downtown Santa Rosa, CA.JOIN ON FACEBOOK!We need to continue to build momentum in struggle for justice for Andy Lopez, Mike Brown,Tamir Rice and all victims of police murder. Join us Saturday 12/13 at 2pm at Old Courthouse Square. We’ll make the short trek to the Santa Rosa Plaza where we will participate in a die in inside the mall in solidarity with Ferguson. After that we will regroup and decide together (on the spot to neutralize police interference) where to march, and YES, we will march. Please invite everybody you can to come! Let’s do this!
Cleveland, Ohio – As the riots and police state presence in Ferguson has taken center stage in the news, people in Cleveland protested the killing of a local 12-year-old boy, and also showed their support for the Michael Brown family as well. Young Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a cop this past Saturday, because…
Rice’s parents on Tuesday sent a letter through attorneys Tim Kucharski and David Malik to Mayor Frank Jackson and the Cleveland Division of Police asking for the release of the video, which police said depicts one of their rookie officers shoot Rice twice after he pulled a replica gun from his waistband.