After Shooting Tamir Rice, Police Allegedly Handcuffed His 14-Year-Old Sister
Cleveland officer Timothy Loehmann shot Tamir Rice to death, then reportedly left the 12-year-old there for four minutes without seeking medical help, then went on to handcuff his 14-year-old sister while threatening to detain her.
[su_center_ad]Think Progress reports:
Samaria Rice said Monday that she found her daughter handcuffed in the back of a police car when she got to the playground where her son was shot dead for carrying a fake gun. The daughter then told her that officers had handcuffed her when she reacted to seeing her brother bleeding on the ground, and said they would put her in the back of the car if she didn’t calm down, according to BuzzFeed.
Cleveland Police haven’t responded to an inquiry from the Cleveland Plain Dealer asking for confirmation of the new details.
What Tamir did may not have been the brightest thing to do, but adults with actual weapons aimed at federal agents during the Bundy ranch standoff, didn’t even receive a citation. Tamir Rice is dead. He was black. Hundreds at the Bundy ranch were white and they defiantly walked away without any repercussions.
H/T: Karoli at Crooks and Liars. [su_csky_ad]