The family attorney of the late Tamir Rice is calling out the city of Cleveland, along with police officials, after a court document was filed, that implied that the 12-year-old was responsible for his own death. The court document was filed last week, which read that Tamir’s injuries “were directly and proximately caused by their own acts, not […]

After the tragic death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the family filed a lawsuit against the city of Cleveland for wrongful death. Now, several weeks later, the city has responded, claiming that the young boy died because of his own actions. Cleveland reports: The city, in its response, wrote that Tamir’s death on Nov. 22 and all of […]

Glossy information cards – the production of a collaboration between an anti-violence youth group and Akron, Ohio police – were given to students this week to help them during interactions with law enforcement. The two-sided cards, dubbed the “You and the Law” cards, display a bullet-point guideline of how to stay out of trouble when […]

All-Star Weekend has the sports world buzzing with excitement, but Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James‘ latest interview is hitting a more serious note and revealing that, even as a star player, he’s concerned about the precautions his black sons have to take to avoid becoming victims of police brutality. During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, James […]

On November 22nd of last year 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot to death by a police officer, and now his family is filing a lawsuit for wrongful death. NBC News reports: The Rice family’s lawyers had filed their case initially in federal court last December, a brief eight-page document. On Friday, with a new legal team including […]

In the fourth quarter of 2014, protesters took to the streets to stage demonstrations denouncing police violence, finding strength by invoking the names of those who perished by a law enforcement officer’s gun (or hands). At least two of those names, Tamir Rice and John Crawford III, belonged to black individuals who were shot dead for […]

On Wednesday, Cleveland city officials released an extended video of Tamir Rice’s shooting that captures the moment police forced his 14-year-old sister on the ground after the 12-year-old’s death. Police shot and killed Tamir in a city park on Nov. 22 after a 911 caller reported that an individual was walking around with a “probably […]

Cleveland, Ohio is seeking an outside agency to investigate the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, according to the city’s former police chief. Officials are also hoping to secure an outside probe for investigations of all deadly use-of-force cases in the future. According to the Huffington Post: Michael McGrath, the city’s safety director and its former […]

Selma is one of the most important movies you’ll see this year. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film chronicles the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., during the historic civil rights marches he led in Alabama. We spoke with Oscar nominee Common about his contributions to the film, and how hip-hop has contributed to the […]

A day after calling Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins “pathetic” for wearing a “Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford” t-shirt on the field, the president of the Cleveland police union called the killing of the 12-year-old “justified.” Jeffrey Follmer appeared on All in with Chris Hayes Monday to defend his comments about Hawkins’ […]

A video showing police in Ohio aggressively questioning the 26-year-old girlfriend of a young black man they killed for holding a toy gun in early August has emerged, featuring officers reducing her to tears and threatening to throw her behind bars. Tasha Thomas was questioned for 94-minutes following the shooting of John Crawford III, the […]