Tag: Tamir Rice

Tamir Rice's Death Called 'Reasonable' in New Reports

By Sheryl Estrada Tamir Rice. Photo from Facebook. Two new reports prepared for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, shot and killed by Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann, was reasonable. On Nov. 22, the day of the shooting, a local man called 911 and…

Another Black Motorist Murdered, Officer Indicted

By Sheryl Estrada University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing stopped Samuel DuBose, an unarmed Black man, off campus just after 6 p.m. on July 19 because his front license plate was missing. The encounter ended with DuBose being shot in the head. During a press conference on Wednesday afternoon,…

8 of 10 U.S. Prosecutors are White Males, Study Shows

A study released Tuesday by the Women Donors Network‘s Reflective Democracy Campaign draws a poor conclusion when it comes to diversity among American prosecutors. According to the findings, an estimated 95 percent of local and elected state prosecutors in 2014 were white. And the results don’t fare very well for…

Cop Resigns After Video Shows Brutal Treatment of Black Teen

Update (10:41 p.m. 6/9/2015): The New York Times reports that Cpl. Eric Casebolt, caught on video brutally restraining a Black teenage girl,has resigned, according to McKinney PoliceChief Greg Conley. Casebolt had been on administrative leave and still faces an investigation after the video of his wild behavior during an incident…

Cleveland Goes Straight to Judge Seeking Justice for Tamir Rice

After months of waiting for justice in the tragic murder of Tamir Rice, community leaders of Cleveland are taking matters into their own hands and going directly to a judge to press charges against officers Frank Garmback and Timothy Loehmann. Just last week, the sheriff’s office announced that it found…