Prosecutor "Experts" Justify Police Murder of Tamir Rice

October 19, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


Tamir Rice was a 12-year-old child, playing by himself on a playground with a toy gun on November 22, 2014 when someone called 911 to report a “juvenile” playing with a gun that was “probably fake.” Cleveland, Ohio, police officer Timothy Loehmann and his partner rolled up on Tamir and within two seconds Loehmann shot Tamir and left him to die without rendering any medical aid.

On October 10, the Cleveland district attorney produced reports by two “experts” to justify the murder. In the words of one of them, the murder was justified because of “Officer Loehmann’s belief that Rice posed a threat of serious physical harm or death.”

If a cop can murder a 12-year-old Black child playing with a toy gun that a 911 caller said was “probably fake”—within two seconds of arriving on the scene—and the system can justify this by claiming this pig considered the child to be “a threat,” then what is that but a green light for police to murder anyone as long as a cop claims the victim “posed a threat?”

This cannot go down! The pig who murdered Tamir Rice and his partner—who was complicit in the murder—must be indicted, convicted, and jailed!




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