What Excuse Does The Justice Department Have For Not Charging Tamir Rice’s Killers?

On Tuesday, the United States Justice Department announced they would not be pursuing criminal charges against the two officers involved in the 2014 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, citing insufficient evidence. Rice had been playing with a toy gun in a park in Cleveland, Ohio when officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback shot him within two seconds of arriving on the scene. Rice would have graduated high school in 2020 if he were still alive. But despite the tragedy which has been a major lynchpin in the Black Lives Matter movement over the course of the past several years, the federal government is refusing to hold Rice’s killers accountable within our current legal system.

What Excuse Does The Justice Department Have For Not Charging Tamir Rice’s Killers?

On Tuesday, the United States Justice Department announced they would not be pursuing criminal charges against the two officers involved in the 2014 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, citing insufficient evidence. Rice had been playing with a toy gun in a park in Cleveland, Ohio when officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback shot him within two seconds of arriving on the scene. Rice would have graduated high school in 2020 if he were still alive. But despite the tragedy which has been a major lynchpin in the Black Lives Matter movement over the course of the past several years, the federal government is refusing to hold Rice’s killers accountable within our current legal system.