By The Free Thought Project The shooting of a boy, who was holding a toy gun in a park and given almost no time to respond to officers’ order, was captured on video
Nadia Prupis | CommonDreams.org
Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old killed by police in Cleveland, Ohio last November, was “directly and proximately” responsible for his own shooting death, argue the city’s lawyers in response to a civil lawsuit filed by the boy’s family.
Rice was killed while playing in a park with a toy gun, which Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann claimed he mistook as a real weapon when he shot the boy.
The lawsuit—filed in December and …read more