Tag: Tamir Rice

New Video Shows South Carolina Cop Lied

Update (4/8/2015 2:25 p.m.): Mayor Keith Summey of North Charleston said in a press conference that Officer Michael Slager, who is charged with murder, has been fired from the police department, though his pregnant wife will still be receiving health benefits. Additionally, the North Charleston Police Department has received a…

Cleveland: Tamir Rice to Blame for His Own Death

By Sheryl Estrada Update: March 3, 2015 at 9:07 a.m. EST Cleveland Mayor Frank Jacksonapologized on Mondayfor the choice of language the city used in court fillings stating Tamir Rice’s actions caused hisdeath. “In an attempt to protect all of our defenses we used words and we phrased things in…

New Video: Cops Refused Tamir Rice First Aid

By Chris Hoenig Newly released surveillance video, which had not been made public before, shows that police officers waited nearly four minutes to offer first aid to dying Cleveland 12-year-old Tamir Rice after one of them shot him. During that four-minute delay, officers tackled and handcuffed Rice’s sister, who ran…

Was Tamir Rice's Killer Emotionally Unstable

By Albert Lin The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled last week that the death of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was shot by police on Nov. 22 while brandishing a toy pellet gun, was a homicide. The finding does not indicate whether a crime was committed; it merely…

'Sea of People' Take to City Streets Because #BlackLivesMatter

By Chris Hoenig New York’s Fifth Avenue was shut down Saturday by more than 25,000 marchers—the largest demonstration yet—in just one of many protests nationwide against the killing of unarmed Black people in America. The sea of protesters stretched for more than a mile on one of the Big Apple’s…