Tamir Rice


Tiny - Posted on 03 August 2020

Author: 
Amir, DeeColonize Academy

Image: Tamir Rice

Police terror is a nightmare for us young black males who have to live in fear and watch our back from the police because we don't want to die young. I know Tamir Rice was a good kid who did nothing to other people, but his life was taken too soon. 

This could  have been me because I had guns pulled on me and the police considered kids as adults, not as kids. Tamir was only a 12 year old child, and the officer who killed him is Timothy Loehmann, a 26-year old white dude. 

Tamir Rice was a 12-year old African American boy who was at a park Cudell recreation center. Tamir Rice was holding a replica toy gun, but the police didn’t know that. 

Tamir Rice died November 22, 2014. When Tamir had the gun in his hand at the park the police just pulled up and saw Tamir with this toy gun but the police didn’t know the gun was a toy and is the reason why the police shouldn't have guns.  

Tamir Rice was  only a child when this incident took place and he died at 3:30pm. Back then white officer’s considered kids as grown men just like now in 2020. When they see our colored faces they think we look like men and this is a sad story to hear because another black boy lost his life to a cop. 

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