Tamir Rice has held a special place in my soul since the day I saw him throwing snow up in the air, watching it crash down in front of him, only minutes before his innocent, precious life would be stolen and abused. As I’ve said, Continue reading Tamir Rice’s Mother Speaks On Police Accountablity & Politicians
Ralkina Jones was 1 of 5 women to die in just the month of July 2015 alone. Now we have a 16 year old Black female by the name of Gynnya McMillen – click here to learn the information that we do know.
This originally happened last year, but no story needs to go forgotten or untold. SAY HER NAME! Article Begins:
The death of Ralkina Jones, the 37-year-old woman who was found dead in her Cleveland Heights Police Department jail cell back in July after being arrested two days before, has been ruled accidental by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The official report lists Jones’ cause of death as sudden cardiac death in association with “postural tachycardia syndrome and obesity with amphetamine therapy.”
Jones, who was arrested July 24 following a dispute with her ex-husband, did mention that she had several medical conditions, including postural tachycardia syndrome, which were documented by officers, and she was reportedy treated. When officers saw that she seemed lethargic the following day, she was taken to a hospital, where she was evaluated and treated, before being returned to the jail. By July 26, however, she was found unresponsive in her cell bed.
Jones was one of at least five black women who died in police custody in July. Her death came a little over a week after Sandra Bland’s jail-cell death in Texas, which prompted questions and suspicions about Bland’s treatment and the treatment of black inmates in general.
“People need to get involved with something and try to make a change or something because you don’t want to wait until it happens to you and there’s nobody out there for you,” said Samaria.
Too many mothers and grandmothers have felt the pain of losing a child; too many people know what it is like to have their child -no matter how old-stolen from them because of racist cops. [First post / video I made regarding Tamir Rice…] And after all the documents revealed from others about Loehmann’s behaviors, including departments stating how unfit
he would be as a cop and how irresponsible he would be with a gun; how did he get signed on in Cleveland and why aren’t we doing more to ensure they are held accountable?!?
A grand jury in Ohio said they wouldn’t indict Tamir Rice’s murderer, Timothy A. Loehmann, 26. Tamir Rice’s mother is obviously hurting, upset that more people are not waking up and getting involved. This case -along with countless others- will continue to grow, nothing will change, until more is demanded, she is right. We can look at the case of Jeremy Mardis (6 years old, white), the Black officers that killed him and compare with Tamir Rice (or any other case). Click HERE to do that. [CHECK BACK WITHIN 24 HOURS FOR ACTIVE LINK]
On this post, I want to remind people of what a detestable person Timothy Loehmann is. HAVE PEOPLE FORGOTTEN HOW UNACCEPTABLE AND INAPPROPRIATE THIS COP WAS FOUND TO BE EVEN PRIOR TO HIS MURDERING A 12 YEAR OLD CHILD!?
Loehmann was deemed unsuitable as a police officer and resigned after the small town police department accounted that Officer Loehmann was too emotionally unstable and unfit to be an officer; taking extra time to note that he was especially unfit in his handling of firearms.
In December of 2012 Loehmann quit his $42,000 patrolman in training job after a November 2012 memo written recommended Loehmann be dismissed due to his inability to follow instructions as well as make good choices during stressful situations.
His firearms trainer noted Loehmann’s performance with handguns was unsatisfactory and unfit for an officer. That he was unable to “communicate clear thoughts” and showed up for training weepy and distracted added to the trainer and Deputy’s belief Loehmann was shouldn’t be a police officer.He applied -unsuccessfully- to many police departments, including the NYPD and was turned down; that says something in itself.
“That theme was repeated many times by Ptl. Loehmann, even him stating,“I will work here as long as possible; and do my best, but if I find I don’t like it then I will go do something else.” I found this lack of commitment to us, disturbing. It just appears that he is not mature enough in his accepting of responsibility or his understanding in the severity of his loss of control on the range.”
The deputy chief questioned Loehmann’s decision-making:
Ptl. Loehmann’s inability to perform basic functions as instructed, and his inability to emotionally function because of a personal situation at home with an on and off again girlfriend leads one to believe that he would not be able to substantially cope, or make good decisions, during or resulting from any other stressful situation.
After repeat incidents where he would go into emotional fits over anything from not being hired in NY to his on and off again girlfriend or anything else on his mind (he is noted as emotionally unstable THROUGHOUT), he additionally considered himself to be the only one allowed to give him orders as he disobeyed any orders if it didn’t fit in with what he wanted to do.
“It appears from the pattern developing within our short time frame with Ptl. Loehmann that he often feels that when told to do something, that those instructions are optional, and that he can manipulate them if he so feels it can better serve him. I do not say he is doing this for some benefit, or in an insubordinate way, but he just appears to have the mind set that if he thinks he knows better, than that is the course he follows.”
Finally, Loehmann was noted to as showing “dangerous loss of composure” during live range training. The ultimate conclusion was Loehmann was not mature enough nor emotionally stable enough to be on the police force. He did not believe time nor training would change “or correct the deficiencies,” correctly noted in regards to Loehmann. YOU CAN READ THE COMPLETE MEMO HERE.
Since they are not going to indict Loehmann, I say the Cleveland Police Department should face charges for being unaware of the dangerous, unskilled and unstable officer they were releasing upon the public.
Additionally, in September of 2013, Loehmann failed the Sheriff Department’s written entrance exam; coming out with a failing score of 46 of 100. Keep in mind 70 is the minimum score allowable for entrance… Read about this, HERE.
Even former California Sheriff lieutenant, Mr. Clark, noted:
“The killing of this child was completely avoidable and preventable and should never have occurred.”
And the Cleveland PD hired this guy… Why are we not demanding action against them, then, if the government refuses to take the correct action against the physical killer; shouldn’t Cleveland PD be held accountable for their hiring this unstable thug, for allowing him out onto the streets with a gun?
Cleveland Police say they formerly did not read the public records, some of which are noted above, before hiring. Since Tamir Rice’s death, they have made it a ‘priority’ to check all publicly available information.
That’s no excuse.
WE HAVE TO TAKE ACTION!
Currently, his mother is rightfully so upset and hurting as we need to be going after the ‘verdict’ in this case. We need to be demanding justice; not letting up AT ALL….
I will have some videos up related to this info soon, stay tuned….
CLEVELAND — Samaria Rice expected more protesters following the grand jury’s decision not to indict two Cleveland police officers in the shooting death of her 12-year-old son, Tamir.
“I wish there could have been more people,” said Samaria. “These people need to wake-up if they want some change.”
Protesters turned out consistently in the days following the decision, but not in big numbers.
“People need to get involved with something and try to make a change or something because you don’t want to wait until it happens to you and there’s nobody out there for you,” said Samaria. To read more, please click HERE.
Cleveland Police Chief, Calvin Williams, has stated Tamir Rice is NOT at fault for his own death…but neither is his murderer. Twelve year old Tamir Rice murdered in less than 2.5 seconds, and though he was doing no wrong, he was no choice to do anything thanks to “Officer” Timothy Loehman… But, Loehman is “not at fault” for Tamir’s death, either… Blue shield. Racism. Turn the other cheek. SICKENING!
Seriously? And there is peace in the street? Timothy Loehman forcefully jumped out of the speeding car and in less in 1….2……..seconds made the choice to shoot and kill a child. And for killing the child, he is not to blame… I’ve tried to calm down. But no…
I’ve sat here until I’ve literally bitten my lip bloody. I am shaking as I type this. Why? Why am I so upset this time? I’ve been doing this over a decade… (maybe that is a huge contributing factor as to why…)
I’ve been through this before, pretty much every single case from beatings to killings, from 6 years of age to 80 years of age; the cop(s) walk away with a paid vacation and the family walks away with a broken heart and a piece of their heart, their family missing.
I’ve been through this before; the video, the death, the verdict, the vacation with pay, the awards given, even, the broken look of Donovan Jackson, the heartbreak of mothers and sons… It always breaks my heart; but Tamir Rice stole a special part of my heart somehow.
I watched him, I watched his childlike innocence as he played with snow, ice and a BB gun. As he paced around innocently, as children do. As he sat down, seemingly bored. I wondered, what is he thinking? I wished I could just pause the video, warn him, RUN, GET AWAY!!!
But then, that would have just made him more of a ‘thug’, wouldn’t it Fox News and White America? Oh how ignorant you are.
The Police Chief said,
“If you knew what that officer knew at the time and if you were placed in that situation, people would say that Tamir was doing what a 12 year old child does in the park playing and he was. But the officer was doing his job in responding to a call for service and there were things that the officer didn’t know at the time.
Taking all that into consideration, yes, I would say it’s not the fault of the officer at this time and it’s not the fault of Tamir.”
So Tamir was just an innocent by-product of police lack of intelligence? And when an officer is misinformed or unaware of something, he is to kill on sight; within two seconds even? When that “suspect” is a timid young child, looking younger than 12 to me, not even pointing the BB gun at anyone much less the cop, you mean to tell me it is standard procedure to shoot and to shoot with the intent to kill?
The person who called out of concern regarding the BB gun made note that the gun was probably a toy. To be honest, I don’t care if the kid was sporting a gun that looked like an AK47, he should have been able to put the gun down.
“Officer” Timothy Loehamn, killed a 12 year old child and is getting away with it thanks to the blue shield. The badge to kill. There is no justification, nothing in this universe that could have made killing a child -especially without so much as a warning to the child!– acceptable.
I have no more to say at the moment, I’ll have plenty more to say later. I honestly feel sick. America, I don’t give a damn if you are Black, Hispanic, white, purple; get off your asses and stop letting these punks kill children!
What if that was YOUR child!? How can you watch the video, how can you watch all 10+ minutes of it and NOT connect to this poor child? How can you not want to scream at him to run, to get out of there because some racist cop with a trigger happy finger is on the loose and the minute that car stops he is going to jump out and within 2.5 seconds or less shoot you for dead!!
How can you not be angry; how can you not get up out your seat right now and start a riot! A mass riot and boycott is what we need; Assata Shakur says it best:
“NOBODY IN THE WORLD, NOBODY IN HISTORY, HAS EVER GOTTEN THEIR FREEDOM BY APPEALING TO THE MORAL SENSE OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE OPPRESSING THEM.” – ASSATA SHAKUR.
Growing up in America (and I am sure other places in the world, as well) having a fake gun or a BB gun was pretty standard. Unless you’re not white. Racism is still so alive in America and that needs to be confronted.
it’s not on my police brutality channel, but you can find that *HERE*. And to get to the relevant point in the video please skip over all the other stuff I talk about, please skip to 48 seconds in.
But I digress..
In the wake of the Ferguson decision, with thousands of people in many cities protesting together, unified, I thought maybe this is when change is going to come… Maybe this really is what I’ve been fighting for for over a decade now. At least, it’s the start.
Then I read about Tamir Rice being killed; and my heart sunk. What’s more, this isn’t the only police brutality case during this time of course. But his tragic death is a hard hitting reminder that we need to keep demanding justice and equality. If cops have issue with people who aren’t white, they shouldn’t be a cop. If they are jumpy, they shouldn’t be a cop. Thinking violence and gun shots are the answer, especially to a child who is anything but threatening, is another big indication the police force should be the last place they belong.
Tonight I watched the recently released video footage. This is nothing new, I am sorry to say I have grown accustomed to watching these videos, however, something was different this time and it’s sort of startled me. But I think I’ve figured out what it is… Why I feel so connected with him.
Continue reading Cleveland Police Killed a Precious 12 Year Old Black Male, Video Released…