Since the aftermath of non-indictments of two police officers who fatally shot two unarmed black men, Samaria Rice now wants a conviction of the two white police officers who killed her 12-year-old son, Tamir Rice. According to a report by the Huffington Post posted on Dec. 8, the mother is seeking justice for her young son. Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old black boy who had a gun that looked like a real gun although it shot plastic pellets and not real bullets. However, because of him having this ‘toy’ gun, a police officer shot Tamir in the stomach twice and another police officer was driving the cruiser.
According to the report, Samaria Rice told ‘Good Morning America’
I’m looking for a conviction for both officers. He was just a wonderful kid. He was my baby.
The family of Tamir Rice filed a lawsuit not only against the city of Cleveland but also against the two police officers who were involved with killing Tamir. This means they will file a lawsuit against the police officer by the name of Timothy Loehmann and the officer who was driving the cruiser by the name of Frank Garmback. However, the city of Cleveland has declined not to comment on the lawsuit.
According to The Week, Tamir Rice’s older sister showed up at the scene of the crime to find out what happened to her little brother and police grabbed her, arrested her, and threw her in the back of the police car. This is how Samaria Rice described her daughter being arrested:
She told me that the police tackled her and put her in handcuffs. I didn’t even know she was in handcuffs. I knew she was crying for me but I couldn’t see her hands. This is what she told me, that she was in handcuffs in the back of the car. They also questioned her with no adult around.
What do you think about this? Don’t you agree that the two police officers should be indicted and convicted? What do you think about Tamir’s sister being treated by the police the way she was? Sound off with your opinion in the comments section below.