Rice Family Says City’s Claim That Tamir Rice Was Responsible For His Own Death Is ‘Unbelievable’
Cleveland city officials determined that 12-year-old Tamir Rice was responsible for his own death at the hands of two police officers late last year. The Rice family has responded to the insensitive comments made by city officials.
From the Washington Post:
“What they said is incredulous at best. It’s unbelievable,” said Walter Madison, one of the Rice family’s attorneys, during an interview with The Washington Post on Monday in which he said the city’s response was further evidence of police arrogance. “There are a number of things that we in society don’t allow 12-year-olds to do. We don’t allow them to vote, we don’t allow them to drink. In court we don’t try them as adults. They don’t have the capacity to understand the consequences of their actions.”
Read more at the Washington Post.
Photo: Courtesy of the Rice family