New York Protest Of Non-Indictment In Tamir Rice Case

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Leaders of the movement to stop murder by police condemned Monday's news that a Cleveland, Ohio, grand jury declined to indict two officers for killing 12-year- old Tamir Rice last year, as he carried a toy gun in a city park.

This announcement comes less than three days after Chicago police killed Quintonio Legrier, a 19 year old college student, and Bettie Jones, a grandmother of 10.

"We saw these cops ride up on Tamir and shoot him down in less than two seconds," said Carl Dix, co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. "We saw them refuse to give him any medical assistance after shooting him. We saw them tackle his sister and put her in the back of the police car when she ran out to comfort him. Yet the system tells us that these murdering cops committed no crimes."

"After over a year of lies and cover-up, the injustice system now says they will bring no charges against the police who murdered Tamir Rice," Dix added. "This is outrageous. This is intolerable. Tamir Rice was a 12-year-old boy, playing with a toy gun in a city park. He was shot down in less than two seconds by police who rolled up on him."

"How long can this be tolerated, from people who are supposed to serve and protect? What kind of a system does this?"

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network along with other activists and organizations have called for protest in the streets Tuesday at the following spots:

New York City: Tuesday 12/29 2:00 pm Union Square Park, north side.

Boston: Tuesday 12/29 5:00 pm Park Street Station, upstairs.

 

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