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Mon, 11.22.2004

Tamir Rice murdered

On this date in 2014, Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black boy, was killed in Cleveland, Ohio, by Timothy Loehmann, a 26-year-old white police officer.

Young Rice was in a park, carrying a replica toy gun; Loehmann shot him almost immediately after arriving on the scene.  On December 29, 2020, the Department of Justice declined to charge the officer who shot the young boy. 

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NPR.org

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