I’m Angry: The Tamir Rice Ruling

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Today, I’m angry.

I’m angry that a little black preteen boy was gunned down by two white male cops, because he was suspected of carrying a weapon when it turned out to be a toy gun. I guess you can’t play with toy guns if you’re young and black seeing as how, you know, black people with guns scare the leaving daylights out of white folks, especially police.

I’m angry at how the case was handled in favor of the two officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback who are not indicted for their roles in the shooting of Tamir Rice. Once again, America’s so-called “justice” system shows how little it cares about the lives of black folks thanks to prosecutors like Timothy McGinty.

I’m angry that dead black folks killed by police are put on trial instead of their killers. It seems everytime that happens, there has to be some “reasonable explanation” that excuses the police for murdering a usually unarmed black person. In other words, the murdered black man or woman somehow deserved to die.

I’m angry for Tamir Rice’s mother Samaria Rice, because she lost her son to the people who are supposed to ‘serve and protect’. I’m particularly pissed off that Loehmann is somehow a cop after reports of his dismal police background had surfaced.

I’m angry for all the black families that had to bury their loved ones due to police violence, including deaths of Quintonio LeGrier and his neighbor Bettie Jones, and many of them not or never getting the kind of justice they deserve.

I’m angry that our black children can’t get to be children. It sickens me how race determines a youth’s worth.

I’m angry because of the double standard police and the justice system have when it comes to who is considered a threat punishable by death according to race. Why are unarmed black folks gunned down or murdered by cops but armed and/or menacing white folks get arrested alive? Dylann Roof, the monster that took the lives of nine black people in a church, was taken without incident. Robert Dear, the terrorist behind the Planned Parenthood shooting, was armed and dangerous. Yet police took him in alive. Ethan Couch, the rich kid that killed four people in a drunk-driving accident and who recently fled the country to escape going to prison, was apprehended in Mexico without a scratch and will likely receive a light sentence. And Elaine Rothenburg, a suicidal woman armed with a BB gun threatening civilians and cops, was ultimately taken to jail.

I’m angry at those who, without a shred of shame, blame the victims. Tamir Rice was just a boy. He was someone’s baby. And there are douchebags out there that will consider his death to be justified while never blaming the police or the system that largely protects them. Why would they? Police are trained to protect white folks.

I’m angry at being questioned why I’m angry.

I’m angry that white folks deem my anger as unnecessary or hurtful to them. Yet, I’m supposed to see their rage as more of a cause.

I’m angry, because basically being black in America is a crime.

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14 thoughts on “I’m Angry: The Tamir Rice Ruling

  1. I cannot say that I’m surprised, angry or perplexed in regards to the non indictment of the thuggish cops that murdered a child, Tamir Rice. My heart goes out to the family of this little boy. I also pray that his soul rests in peace.

    I’m not surprised at all about what happened to this child. In the Bible, we were forewarned about people like this: “The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords (Psalm 55:21).” This verse pretty much sums up the actions of so-called Prosecutor Tim McGinty because he prosecuted nothing. In short, he was the judge and jury at the same time. Hell, … the jury wasn’t even given a chance to do their job. The job of a jury is simply to determine if probable cause exists or if there is enough evidence to go forth with a case. Obviously, McGinty didn’t review the video footage because ample evidence is quite abundant there.

    When Yahawa (Jesus) spoke to the children of the devil, He said: “You are of your father the devil, and you desire to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he might speak falsehood, he speaks from the own; for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:44)”

    The white man (Edomites) has always been the nation the Bible speaks of as being of the devil. The revelation of them being the biblical serpent is further evidenced by the killing of unarmed black women, children and men without the so-called authoritative figures displaying an ounce of compassion in all of the recent killings over just the past three years or so.

    Conjure up an image of McGinty at the podium as he rendered his decision regarding Tamir Rice. He was so cool, unemotional, sociopathic, detached, lacked empathy, unaffected, narcissistic and self composed. Only a devil is capable of allowing two equally disturbed, feeble minded cops to walk free after killing an unarmed child.

    It is said by behavioral scientists that those who lack empathy, which is the inability to feel the pain of others, maybe lacked this same warmth and love from their parents as a child. Perhaps McGinty was weaned from his mother’s golf ball size breasts way, … way too early!

    Shalom!

  2. All I can do is cry because I am so tired of our mistreatment. Lord help me not to become hateful because this country is trying our patience. It is so blatant now that children have stopped being safe. I know there are good cops bu those good ones are too much of a minority to count it seems. These men should have been indicted just like the cops in the Freddie Gray trial. If these were terrorist they would have been dealt with. America needs to be careful about the message they are sending, the very people who built this country can change it as well. We matter and so does everything that makes us, us I am tired of having to prove Black women are women and black people are 100% humans rather than 3/5. It is an unfair burden on us.
    R.I.P to all the angels whose lives have been lost due to this hateful country. May God have mercy on America’s soul.

  3. There would be a time where stuff like this would anger and don’t get me wrong the idea of cops killing an innocent Black child is child abuse/murder in Tamir case,but my anger is slowly growing into something that I expected and will expect.

    Ironically,Tamir’s own parents expected the worst and it took 3000 years for the prosecutor to bring his case to a head. He knew what he was doing.They knew that they weren’t going to do anything to those cops in spite of one of them having a track record himself. I’ve learned a lot about cases like his. Everytime they say that the are “investigating” a case or that they have taken over a year to bring the victim name up ..best believe that there will be no conviction and far as the DOJ..it’s pretty much the same. They are called just to appease us because they know that rarely will a conviction come from cops. I so don’t trust neither of them. When it comes to “justice” don’t be surprised if it doesn’t come your way.

    I was just looking at the situation in Chicago. To some people, BLM/anti-brutality protestors ,they seem comedic but I admire their energy. Even though I live in Georgia, I hope that the good people of that city will be successful in voting him out of their city. and that cowardly Lion district attorney of theirs. He may have been Obama’s sidekick,but he was no sidekick of the people.. I really didn’t realize how detrimental this man has been to the people in Chicago until I read about the budget cuts he has made against Black communties there and with his mishandling of the police.it also didn’t help that a young man and woman got assassinated last week…. just absolutely disgusting! In spite of these on going killings that had has taken place in Minneapolis, Chicago ,Cleveland and other cities in the US, I pray that it will not stop. I’m quite sure that is what the critics want for them to do..to cry and give up.

    If this forever rain stops and if all goes right, I plan on attending Watchnight services to ring in 2016. For AA’s like me, Watchnight is a significant time to attend church because it symbolize the night when Abraham Lincoln “proclaimed” the slaves to be free.( We all know that wasn’t what he wanted,but he had no choice). For me, I want to pay homage not only to God but for all of those slaves who had died or to do what they could for me to be alive today. I think about all of that extreme turmoil that they had to go through.to get that far. Regardless of their pain and struggles, they never gave up on themselves. In spite of all of brutality and wrongdoing that has taken place with Black folks with the police and other places, I hope that they will never give up in their quest for the truth.

  4. Young black children never get to be children. Tamir was just a little 12 year old boy and he was gunned down by these beast. I see the photo of his sweet cherub face and he is smiling. That is what hurts me that the beast who murdered him and the fucked justice system that allowed the monsters to go free. May he rest in peace.

  5. Heartbreaking especially this photo of his sweet cherubic little face. May he rest in peace. Lady Justice is dead and buried.

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