Justice for Tamir Rice
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Justice for Tamir Rice
UPDATE 11/21/2015: If you are in the Clevelend area on Monday, November 23rd, join us as we join Tamir's family in delivering over 200,000 petition signatures to Prosecutor McGinty. RSVP HERE
UPDATE 11/6/2015: Prosecutor McGinty has stooped to a new low. Instead of doing his job and recommending charges against the police who killed Tamir, McGinty just came out publicly attacking the young boy's family.
UPDATE 10/31/2015: Prosecutor McGinty has begun presenting to the grand jury — despite calls for him to step off the case. Click here to call Proescutor McGinty's and demand he recommend criminal charges immediately.
UPDATE 10/26/2015: Nearly 50,000 ColorOfChange members have raised their voices demanding a special prosecutor.
UPDATE 10/22/2015: In less than 24 hours, nearly 40,000 people have taken action. Help amplify your action by sharing the campaign with your friends and family.
It's been nearly one year since Cleveland police brutally killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice as he played in the park, and not one officer has been held accountable. It's despicable.
Despite more than enough evidence to file criminal charges, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty hasn't even presented the case to a grand jury. In June, an Ohio judge ruled that Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback should face murder charges for Tamir's killing, yet McGinty has chosen to disregard the ruling. Instead, he is going out of his way to defend the police, recently releasing two reports by discredited pro-police "experts" saying that Tamir's killing was "justified.
With enough public outrage, we can stop this cover-up in its tracks. Join Tamir Rice's mother — Samaria Rice — in demanding a special prosecutor take over the prosecution of her son's killing.
This is the letter we'll send to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty on your behalf. Feel free to add a personal comment in the space provided.
Dear Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty,
I demand you request a special prosecutor to prosecute the tragic police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. For a number of reasons, the public has lost faith in your ability to ethically oversee this case.
There is more than enough evidence to criminally prosecute Cleveland Police Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, yet one year after Tamir's tragic killing you have not filed any criminal charges against either officer.
Tamir Rice posed no threat to law enforcement, but was brutally killed within seconds of Officer Loehmann and Frank Garmback arriving at the park where Tamir was playing. As he lay dying, neither officer gave Tamir CPR or first aid. This type of inhumane and discriminatory police violence has no place in Ohio.
I urge you to do what is necessary to secure justice for Tamir; appoint a special prosecutor immediately.