#Year Without Tamir Vigil At Brown Park

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Join us in answering a call from the Rice family for a national day of action in remberance of Tamir Rice and a rally to call for Prosecutor McGinty to step down from the trial. We will be gathering at Brown Park to hold signs, make calls to the prosecutors office, write letters and make cards for the Rice family. We will meet at 3:30 PM, the time of Tamir's murder one year ago, at the pavilion at Brown Park.

Please join us and take action breaking white silence in our communities about these tragic stolen lives.

"Tamir Rice was a twelve year-old boy. He had his first middle-school first crush. He loved to play basketball, draw, and to play outside.

On November 22nd, 2014, at 3:30pm, Tamir was shot and killed by Cleveland police. He was playing in a park near his house. Officers gave him no commands; they shot him within 2 seconds of arriving on the scene. The officers who killed Tamir have never been charged.

A grand jury is currently reviewing the case to determine if officers will be charged. The grand jury is being convened by Prosecutor Tim McGinty. McGinty has enormous control over the process, and can essentially decide whether or not to charge the officers. A few weeks ago, we learned that McGinty had cherry-picked "experts" who are biased in favor of police...these “experts” made public statements calling Tamir’s shooting reasonable.

Tamir Rice's family has lost confidence in Prosecutor McGinty. They are demanding a new special prosecutor, the release of all footage in the case, and the arrest and firing of the officers involved. They are concerned that the grand jury process is headed for a non-indictment of the officers: no justice.

The family is calling for a day of action on the anniversary of Tamir's death to put pressure on Prosecutor McGinty, asking him to step aside and appoint a special prosecutor." -- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)"
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