Documents posted on Scribd today show just how disgusting the Cleveland Police Department really is. A week after police officer Timothy Loehmann shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the department charged the dead child with aggravated menacing and inciting panic. Seriously.
Tamir Rice was killed by Loehmann in a city park after
concerned citizens overreacting white people called 911 to report a black kid waving a gun around in the park. The 911 callers told dispatchers that the gun was likely fake, but for some reason that information was not relayed to responding officers. Loehmann and his partner, Frank Garmback, arrived on scene and immediately shot the child to death.
Not only did the trigger happy cops shoot a child for absolutely no reason, but they allowed him to lay on the ground bleeding and didn’t render any first aid. Such amazing human beings….not.
According to new information, the police thought that it would be a great idea to charge the dead child with two crimes a week after he was gunned down. The police cited a weapon in the incident report. Apparently a little boy playing with a TOY is aggravating menacing. He was so scary that he incited panic! I guess I better tell my ten-year-old that he’s only allowed to play with his toy guns inside the house, lest he scare our white neighbors and police.
Why in the world would the police file charges against a dead child a week later? They knew the case would never be heard by a judge because their officers already decided a child playing was punishable by death. The only plausible explanation is that the Cleveland police were covering their asses and by filing charges against him they hoped he’d be seen as a thug. They’ve already said he caused his own death in court documents.
It should be mentioned that months after the unstable officer shot Rice, the Cleveland police have still not wrapped up their investigation into his death. Exactly how long does it take to figure out their officers were wrong? That thin blue line certainly doesn’t seem so thin, does it?
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