Tamir Rice Shooting: Video Shown to Representatives of the Family

by Scott Creighton

There is apparently a surveillance video of an officer shooting Tamir Rice, the young 12-year-old boy who took an airsoft gun to show off to his friends at a rec center and removed it from his waistband when confronted by police. The video will be released to the public but has already been made available to Tamir’s family and representatives of the family for viewing.

Apparently what it shows is the officer about 10 feet from Tamir when the young kid pulls it out of his waistband. He had been ordered to keep his hands up and when he grabbed the gun, the officer shot him.

Clearly the kid did not point the gun at the officer and according to reports, made no verbal threat against him.

A surveillance video of a boy with a toy gun being shot by a police officer has been shown to representatives of the slain boy’s family, Cleveland police said today.

The family of Tamir Rice, 12, declined the police offer to watch the video themselves, police told a news conference today. ABC News

Authorities said the boy was told to raise his hands and was shot when he pulled the pellet gun from his waistband, though he hadn’t pointed it at police or made verbal threats. AP




Escalating the Strategy of Tension: My Take on the Tamir Rice Shooting

by Scott Creighton

The more that they drag this out, the angrier people are going to be,” said Cunningham, 30, of St. Louis.

People feel like it’s been engineered, so that the results wouldn’t come out until after the election and until the weather got cold, and it would be more difficult to protest. It’s really adding fuel to the fire.” Susan McGraugh

Apparently they weren’t able to provoke the requisite mass unrest with just the delay of the Mike Brown shooting Grand Jury decision alone and CIAnonymous’ efforts to stoke the flames of unrest seem to have fallen on deaf ears, so, without further ado, enter the Cleveland shooting story:

This past Saturday in Cleveland, a 12-year-old boy was shot and killed by Cleveland police officers in a playground. Naturally, there was some outrage over this act until something came out of the story which took it off the front burners for most police brutality activists: he pulled this out of his waistband when the cops responded to calls about a kid waving a gun around people at a local rec center.

It’s apparently an airsoft gun but the orange plug on the end of it which is meant to distinguish it from a real gun had been removed. As you can see, it looks real.

From what I understand at this point, police approached the young kid with guns drawn as they had been told he had a weapon. When told to comply and put his hands up, instead, for whatever reason, the kid reached into his waistband and drew this out. He was shot twice in the stomach and died of his injuries.

Cute pics of Tamir Rice, the kid who was shot, are already making their way into the mainstream. Not surprisingly, the image of his gun are not.

Shades of Trayvon Martin?

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