Today we learned that the Cleveland Police, a police force that was essentially called broken by the Justice Department, charged 12-year-old Tamir Rice with “aggravated menacing” and “inducing panic.” In documents obtained by The Daily Kos, the Cleveland Police Department outlined its case against the 12-year-old boy, two of their officers gunned down.
It’s important to note that Tamir Rice was twelve years old. He was not a menace. He was 12-year-old boy who had a BB gun. He was a child. A child that was executed by police, on video, and the outcome was that he was charged with a crime. If cameras don’t stop police from killing Black people, what will?