Officer Timothy Loehmann, who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, has been fired. The Cleveland Police Department announced that Loehmann was terminated due to inaccurate details on his job application and other administrative policy violations, not for killing Rice.
The two-day search for Steve Stephens has come to a close after he shot and killed himself following a pursuit by law enforcement officers in Pennsylvania.
CNN reports that the chase ended in Erie County, Pennsylvania after authorities received more than 400 tips from citizens, according to CNN.
On an average day in an average month, the presence of misogynoir, even if frequent, is little more than irritating. The typical manifestations—mainly incidents in which a man of virtually any racial background gives disparaging remarks about Black women à la Bill O’Reilly—often make for an interesting, yet brief, groupchat-worthy discussion chock full of eyerolls. But in the last three weeks, the violent displays of misogynoir have become overwhelming and fear-inducing.
Police are still searching for a man suspected of shooting a 74-year-old man in Cleveland and uploading a video of it to Facebook. The suspect has been identified as Steve Stephens, who had also broadcast on Facebook Live earlier that day claiming that he’d also killed more than a dozen people, according to NPR.
“There are no more victims that we know are tied to him,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said during a news conference.
Brandi Bledsoe, 23, is at least the 23rd transgender person to be murdered this year. Her body was found in a driveway in Cleveland by a five-year-old riding his bike with his older brother.
According to the Advocate, Bledsoe’s death was the result of a gunshot wound to the chest. She was found with plastic bags over her head and both hands.
LeBron James is at the peak of popularity after bringing a championship to his home state. But that is not the only way James has given back to Ohio. Just earlier this week, James paid for 5,000 kids from his native Akron, OH and their families to spend a day at Cedar Point Amusement Park.
Cleveland police officers killed Tamir Rice within seconds of getting to the scene after receiving calls of a “man” with a gun in 2014. Rice was 12 years old and holding a toy gun. Regardless, he was shot dead in moments and a grand jury chose to not indict the officer responsible.
To make matters worse for the grieving family, the city of Cleveland is now charging Rice’s family $500 for his last ambulance ride, according to Yahoo News.
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has placed a Cleveland school officer on paid leave after calling Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice, a “stupid b***h” on Facebook.