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For the past 20 years, the United States has been plagued by gun violence with a growing number of mass shootings at schools, churches, concerts, movie theaters and malls. With each shooting, officials at the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its supporters have insisted that ill-intentioned individuals and easy access to firearms by felons and…

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CLEVELAND — The police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice as he was throwing snowballs and playing with a toy pellet gun in a Cleveland park has been fired, the media reports. According to the Cleveland Police Department’s investigation, within two seconds of getting out of his squad car, officer Timothy Loehmann discharged his…

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Another Black child with a toy gun was killed by police, this time in Columbus, Ohio. The shooting is being compared to the shooting of Tamir Rice by Cleveland police but this time according to officers they may have had reason to fear for their lives. According to police Tyree King, 13, was in the area…

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The rallying cry of Black Lives Matter seemed to galvanize the Black community. The hashtag spread like social media wildfire as the deaths of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray took center stage for calls of justice. Sadly, the deaths of these young Black men have resulted in no convictions for the…

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The city of Cleveland has settled a lawsuit brought by the family of Tamir Rice, a 12, shot and killed by a city police officer in November 2014. Officer Timothy Loehmann shot Rice while he was playing with an airsoft pellet gun outside Cudell Recreation Center on West Boulevard in Cleveland, Ohio, after receiving a 911 call…

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In 2015, Tidal released Usher’s anti-police brutality song “Chains,” featuring Nas. Now, at the start of Black History Month, the emotionally stirring tune has brand new visuals. Although Nas is absent from the new video, Usher can be seen expressing hopelessness as he walks though the streets in a hoodie and eventually finds himself bleeding…

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The police officer who killed Tamir Rice got away with murder. According to prosecutor Tim McGinty, the shooting of a 12-year-old boy with a toy gun was justified under the law. “The evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by police,” McGinty said. The grand jury declined to press criminal charges against  officer Timothy Loehmann who…

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“I go to the cemetery twice or three times a week just to feel close to him. I am angry everyday. I am always asking God, ‘Why, why, why, why my son?” –Ebonie Martin, mother of Deonte Hoard The Black mothers’ burden is to live simultaneously with the overwhelming joy of bringing a new life…

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It has taken over eight months but the investigation into the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a White Cleveland police officer has been completed. Now it will be up to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty to ask a grand jury to bring criminal charges. “In accordance with our office policy, we will review the investigation,…

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The entire nation was shocked when unarmed 12-year-old Tamir Rice was gunned down last year for playing with a toy gun at a park by Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehman. The shooting took place on Nov. 22, 2014, now almost six months later the investigation is still ongoing. Compounding the tragic circumstances of his death is…

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