Tag: Timothy McGinty

Power of the Vote: Prosecutors Handling Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice Cases Lose Seats

By Sheryl Estrada Tuesday’s presidential primary resulted in both Cook County, Illinois, prosecutor Anita Alvarez and Cuyahoga County, Ohio, prosecutor Timothy McGinty losing their seats. Citizens dissatisfied with their handling of police-related deaths of young Black males used their ballots to protest. Laquan McDonald #ByeAnita was trending on Twitter Tuesday…

School District Employee Calls Tamir Rice's Mom 'Stupid B**ch'

By Sheryl Estrada Samaria Rice While Samaria Rice continues to cope with the death of her 12-year-old son Tamir, a Cleveland resource officer decided to degrade her on his Facebook page, accusing her of just being out for money. Matthew Cicero, who works for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD),…

No Indictment in Tamir Rice's Murder

Protests took place in Cleveland over the weekend following the announcement from Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty that the grand jury would not indict the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Nov. 2014. McGinty said in a statement last Monday, “The state must be…

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…