In the case of Tamir Rice, a citizen called 911 to report a kid with a fake gun playing at the rec center. If they were close enough to see or think it was probably a “fake” gun, then why did they need to call 911 anyway? What made the caller question whether Tamir was actually about to commit a crime – or not?
Walter Madison, Rice Family’s attorney team, said:
“There are a number of things that we in society don’t allow 12-year-olds to do. We don’t allow them to vote, we don’t allow them to drink. In court we don’t try them as adults. They don’t have the capacity to understand the consequences of their actions.”
Rice was killed by officers Nov. 22 after police responded to reports of a man with a gun. Video footage captured the officers arriving on the scene and shooting the boy less than two seconds after arriving. The boy was only holding a pellet gun.
There’s more from our friends at Fox News Cleveland.
Moms & Guns wants to extend our deepest condolences to the Rice Family for this great loss. Our prayers are with you.
So what is one solution that might prevent another tragedy like this?