Democracy For America

Tell the DOJ to deliver justice for Tamir Rice

A 12-year old child, Tamir Rice, was shot and killed by a police officer while he was playing in a park in Cleveland last year. Tamir Rice was black. The officers who killed him were white.

Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty announced that the grand jury declined to charge the officers who killed Tamir Rice. That was what McGinty wanted. 

McGinty went to the grand jury to defend the police and deny justice to the victim, recommending that they not file any charges. It gets even worse. Not only did McGinty defend the officers who killed Tamir Rice, he blamed the child for what happened.

The fix was in from the start: Cleveland prosecutors never had any intention of charging these officers. It's time for the federal government to step in and bring Tamir Rice's killers to justice. The DOJ is already investigating this case. The facts are clear, and there's no point in further delay.

Sign the petition right now: tell the U.S. Department of Justice to file federal civil rights charges against the officers who shot and killed Tamir Rice.