Cleveland Braces For Plan Protest After No Indictment in Tamir Rice Case

by Raheem Karim
Tamir Rice

The city of CLEVELAND braces for protest one day after the announcement of no indictment against the officers involved in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Protests and meetings are scheduled in Cleveland on Tu

Members of the Cleveland Police Department, The Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association, and Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority, as well as local churches, will meet to talk at 10 a.m. about how to move forward. It will be held at the library located at W. 140th and Puritas.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson will host an 11:30 a.m. news conference today regarding the Tamir Rice case.

At 3 p.m., activists with Puncture the Silence are asking people to “be in the streets” at the Justice Center downtown.

Tamir, 12, was shot outside the Cudell Recreation Center in November 2014. Police responded to the scene after a 911 caller notified that somebody was pointing a gun at people which happened to be a toy.

Tamir Rice’s mom was speechless after the verdict and cried so much she could not talk or address the media.

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