Tag: Tamir Rice

On Saturday's "Melissa Harris-Perry" on MSNBC, host Melissa Harris-Perry reacted …

Harris-Perry: I Wouldn’t Be Protected if I Shot Kid with Toy Gun

On Saturday’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” on MSNBC, host Melissa Harris-Perry reacted to report that the two officers who were involved in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice would not be indicted. Harris-Perry stated that if she were to shoot a

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Tamir Rice Grand Jury: No Indictment for Cleveland Cops

After a long and controversial investigation, grand jurors in Cuyahoga County chose not to indict the Cleveland police officers who were involved in last year’s fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old with a toy gun.

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Deray McKesson Spreads Falsehood on Tamir Rice: Police Just Watched Him Die

Activist and Black Lives Matter leader Deray McKesson spoke at the Taft School Tuesday and offered students a version of the Tamir Rice shooting in which police waited an hour to render first aid, possibly leading to his death. In fact, an FBI agent on scene rendered first aid to Rice in under four minutes.

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‘His Life Matters’ Photo of Texas Black and White Cops Goes Viral

A photo titled “His Life Matters” taken of a black and a white police officer at the Trinity Police Department in Texas has gone viral. The photo shows the officers with writing on their hands that says “His Life Matters” with an arrow pointing to his fellow officer.

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Immediate Stop to ‘Realistic Toy Gun Sales’ Ordered by NY Attorney General

On August 3, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ordered an immediate end of “realistic toy gun sales” after finding that some retailers were allegedly selling toy guns lacking a state-required “bright, 1-inch-wide orange stripe ‘down both sides of the barrel and the front end of the barrel.'”

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Cleveland’s Saturday Night: 71 Arrests, No Riots

Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.

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Myth vs. Fact in Police Reform: How Progressives Make the Perfect the Enemy of the Good

In a piece published yesterday, Ta-Nehisi Coates argues that police are used as a backstop of force to deal with social problems they are ill-equipped to handle. But in making this case, Coates makes the perfect the enemy of the good, choosing systemic solutions he never even articulates over the practical one most people already agree on: body cameras.