Tamir Rice Highlights Cleveland PD Pattern of Excessive Force

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The shooting death of Tamir Rice in Cleveland has been lumped with the killings of black men by white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri.  The 12-year old was playing with a toy air gun when Timothy Loehmann arrived on the scene with a fellow police officer.  Within seconds, Rice was shot dead.  Friday, the Coronor in Cleveland ruled the incident “homicide.”  What does that mean in terms of possible accountability?

Afi Scruggs, a former columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is now an independent journalist writing about the Tamir Rice case.