Police Shot 12-Year-Old Kid For Playing In A Park

Posted on: March 4th, 2015 3 Comments
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Cleveland police shot Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American kid who was playing with a plastic gun in a Cudell Recreation Center. Two police mans reacted regarding a 911 call that raised concern there is a person in a city park pointing a gun at random people. Also, a caller noted that a pistol is probably fake and that the person holding it is probably just a kid.

According to the police officers Timothy Loehmann (26) and Frank Garmback (46), they drove to the city park around 3.30 p.m. and approached Rice while ordering him to hold up his hands; Rice didn’t obey the order and he reached in his waistband for his (plastic) gun, that is when Loehmann pumped two bullets in the innocent kid. Also police mans said that the 12-year old is responsible for his own death, because he didn’t obey the order! They stated that it’s Rices fault even after they found out that the pistol was a plastic toy.

Deputy Chief Tomba stated that Rice did not threaten or point the gun at Loehmann and Garmback. The kid died in a local hospital day after the shooting and the bullet that went into his torso, was the deadly one. Neither of the police mans administrated first aid to Rice after shooting.

Rice’s mother said that after she was told that her son was shot, police also threatened her with arrest if she doesn’t come down.

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The boy’s 14-year-old sister ran toward Rice right after the shooting, and police mans tackled her to the ground, handcuffed her and placed in a patrol car.

Later it was reported that officer Loehmann, before he took the job in Cleveland, was a policeman in Independence, Ohio. At this previous job, he was deemed an emotionally unstable, and when he came to Cleveland, his background was never checked.

 

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3 Responses

  1. OScar says:

    who wrote this page so I can cite it correctly

  2. linda says:

    this is unfair, police officers are the one who suppose to be protecting us but yet here killing innocent colored kids and adults.

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