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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Murder Of Tamir Rice - Two Yrs Ago Today

*Published Nov. 22nd 2016
*Updated Nov. 24th 2016

In one of the more sickening cases of police racial murder, today marks two years since Tamir Elijah Rice was gunned down by a wretched cop. Rice was only 12 years old. He was murdered outside the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland, OH on November 22nd 2014. His murderer is officer Timothy Loehmann, a gang member of the Cleveland Police Gestapo (CPG). To this day, pig Loehmann has never been brought to justice. Criminal charges have never been filed in this case. And some ignorant people have the nerve to wonder why BLACK LIVES MATTER

Tamir Rice had been playing outside the recreation center in his neighborhood past 3:00pm on Saturday November 22nd 2014. He was playing with an airsoft pistol toy gun - something countless pre-teen White boys had been doing for hundreds of years, without ever getting shot. An anonymous cop-caller made an erroneous report to 911 of "an older guy waiving around a gun at playground". The lying piece-of-shit who made this false 911 call has never been identified, nor held accountable for making false statements. In the audio of the call, the caller does sound like an old White man, so that's typical. The 911 dispatcher who received that call is Constance Hollinger. In 2015, Hollinger had been disciplined for "rude and unprofessional" behavior, regarding a woman reporting a fatal car crash. After taking down information from the Rice call, Hollinger relayed it to Beth Mandlanother dispatcher on site. It was Mandl's job to relay this info. to responding officers. But she left out crucial details that might have saved Rice's life. Mandl resigned from her position in 2015 after three months of absence. Neither she, nor Hollinger have ever been reprimanded in the Rice case.

Loehmann, a 26 year old rookie at the time, along with his more seasoned partner, 46 year old officer Frank Garmback, responded to the call. Within less than two seconds of pulling up, Loehmann fired two shots at Rice, hitting the young boy in the abdomen. The car, driven by Garmback, had not even come to a complete stop when Rice was shot. Rice lied on the ground for four minutes, as responding cops deliberately denied him emergency medical care. An FBI agent who just happened to be near by administered CPR to the boy. Rice's 14 year old sister, who was also at the rec center that day, ran towards her dying brother after learning he had been shot. The young girl was tackled, handcuffed, and thrown into the back of the squad car. Rice's mother was told by officers that she herself would be arrested if she did not "calm down". What a way to treat a hysterical mother, whom just found out one of her children had been shot. An ambulance arrived on the scene seven minutes after the shooting. Rice died the following day. Having been shot in the stomach and with crucial medical care woefully delayed, Rice would have been in unbearable agony, his death taking much too long. A memorial service was held for Rice on December 3rd 2014, but there was never a burial. Rather than bury him and risk the trauma of an exhumation later on, Samaria Rice kept her son's body on storage in hopes that the homicide investigation might need additional evidence. However, six months later the case was dragging on. On additional cruelty, Rice's mother was being charged $75 a day for her son's storage. In May 2015, Tamir Rice was finally cremated.     

In initial police reports, Timothy Loehmann claimed that his gave orders for Rice to "drop the gun" three times. This was later proven to be a LIE, as Rice was shot in less than two seconds of cops arriving. The child had no chance to respond, Loehmann being in such a hurry to kill as he was. Before he stared working for the Cleveland police terrorist regime, Loehmann had been a cop in Independence, OH in 2012. He lasted five months there. He was in the police academy for four of those months. According to the Independence police regime, Loehmann was: "immature, emotionally unstable, unfit for duty, subject to nervous fits, etc." Direct supervisors described him as: "having a lack of maturity" and having an "inability to perform basic functions as instructed". In one particularly disturbing incident, Loehmann was attending a weapons training session at a shooting range, when he suffered what some have described as an "emotional meltdown". Loehmann was said to have waled on in great detail about the supposed relationship problems he was having with his girlfriend at the time. All of this and more went into Loehmann's personnel file. He quit before his supervisors in Independence had a chance to fire his sorry ass. Loehman would go on to apply to, and be turned down by as many as seven other police agencies... until the Cleveland police regime decided to give him a shot (pun intended). Apparently, no one there bothered checking his file. Loehmann had been a beat cop for one month before he was hired in March 2014. He would go on to shoot and kill a 12 year old child just a few months later. Clearly in Cleveland, OH, becoming an officer requires neither experience nor a background check. Becoming a 911 dispatcher seems to require even less. And look at what it leads to...

Officer Frank Garmback, profiled here.

In 2012, Frank Garmback was sued by a Cleveland woman for excessive use of force. The civil rights lawsuit was filed by Tamela Eaton, a Black woman. In that suit, Eaton claimed  that in August 2010 she called police to have a car towed that was blocking her driveway. A routine call about a minor nuisance that typically shouldn't even result in an arrest, instead, turned into a violent misogynistic beating when Garmback rushed Eaton, put her in a chockhold, tackled her to the ground, twisted her wrist, and began punching her in the face. That civil suit eventually moved to federal court. In 2014, Cleveland settled the case, paying $100,000 to Eaton. Garmback was never disciplined in that case either, and was obviously never fired, despite costing the city greatly in litigation. The settlement never appeared in Garmback's personnel file, and was unknown to the public until it had been reported on in December 2014. 

OUSTED: Racist prick prosecutor Tim McGinty seen here.

In June 2015 after dragging their feet for months, investigators in the Tamir Rice murder case handed their findings over to local prosecutor Tim McGinty. In December 2015, a secret - almost certainly all-White - grand jury declined to bring a criminal indictment against Loehmann. Garmback was never under investigation for his involvement in Rice's death. Neither of these pigs had ever been made to give sworn testimony to investigators nor prosecutors. Everyone involved in this case - from wretched cops to incompetent 911 dispatchers to whoever's in charge of hiring/HR at the police regime there - had either pleaded the 5th, or were protected by union-provided lawyers. NO ONE has ever been held accountable for the death of Tamir Rice... except for Tamir Rice himself, which the city of Cleveland blamed. Yeah. In February 2015, in response reaction to a wrongful murder suit filed by Rice's family, the city of Cleveland claimed that the 12 year old boy had been responsible for his own death! WOW. And as if that act of cruelty were not enough (beyond shooting a kid in the stomach and letting him bleed out in the snow), the city of Cleveland also tried to "counter-sue" Rice's family for the $500 ambulance ride that took Tamir to the hospital! Due in part to public pressure and immense shame, the city eventually rescinded the claim. Mayor Frank G. Jackson, who's been in office since 2006, made a face-saving excuse claiming that the $500 bill to Rice's family had been a "clerical error"... ok. Racist piece-of-shit prosecutor McGinty threw this case from the very beginning. He dragged his feet for months before taking evidence to a "secret" grand jury of his own picking. He blamed Rice for his own death, and acted as a defense lawyer for Loehmann and Garmback. In March of 2016, Tim McGinty was up for re-election. Voters finally kicked his ass out in favor of Michael O'Malley, a former Cleveland councilman and assistant prosecutor. O'Malley won over 70% of the Black vote. His dereliction of duty and clear racial bias cost McGinty his job... a teeny tiny victory, perhaps. He will most likely go into the private sector now.     

(l to r)Tamir's sister Tajai along with mother Samaria Rice. They're standing outside the gazebo where Tamir was fallen in Nov. 2014. 

In April 2016, Cleveland, OH settled with Rice's family for $6 million dollars. Half went to Rice's estate, a quarter went to his surviving mother, a quarter went to his older sister. On Tuesday November 22nd, the Cleveland chapter of Black Lives Matter staged a 12-hour sit-in in front of the police station on Cleveland's West side. During the evening, Samaria Rice appeared before the group. She called for the firing of the two pigs involved in her son's death. She also called upon incoming D.A. O'Malley to file murder charges, and asked for a meeting with out-going U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch.

Loehmann and Garmback remain in the employ of the Cleveland Police Gestapo to this day. No charges or disciplinary actions have ever been filed. 


Killed By Police: November 23rd 2014 - Tamir E. Rice was the 1001st person to have been killed by cops that year.                          

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