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Tamir Rice was 12 years old when he was unjustly killed by officer Timothy Loehmann in the city park across the street from his Cleveland, OH home where he was a regular. On Nov. 22, 2014, Tamir had been playing with a toy gun when someone called the police reporting that a person in the park had a gun and that it was "probably fake" and "probably a juvenile." Responding officers Frank Garmback and his rookie partner, Tim Loehmann, rushed to the park. Within two seconds of the their arrival, Officer Loehmann shot Tamir in the abdomen from point-blank range, raising serious doubts as to whether he could have warned the boy three times to raise his hands, as the police had later claimed. A few minutes later, Tamir's fourteen year old sister rushed to the scene of her brother's death, only to be tackled and handcuffed by two white officers. When Tamir's mother then arrived on the scene, justifiably distraught that her young son had just been killed and her daughter was handcuffed, she was also threatened with arrest unless she "calmed down." Neither officers checked Tamir’s vital signs or performed first aid in the minutes after he was shot. 

 

 

TRAYVON MARTIN

17 YEARS OLD

MICHAEL BROWN

18 YEARS OLD

AIYANA JONES

7 YEARS OLD

TAMIR RICE

12 YEARS OLD

BLACK LIVES MATTER> TAMIR RICE

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