The system is broken -- not just in random cities but right across the country. Lately, the focus has been on San Francisco, St. Louis, New York (repeatedly), and Cleveland. Then, just when you'd think we'd have pulled the police off the streets to make the streets safer, we learn about more cruelty in Cleveland.
The new video begins with the shooting of Rice. About 90 seconds later, Rice's sister runs toward her fallen brother and Garmback immediately pushes her to the ground. Garmback and another officer are then shown handcuffing the struggling teen and finally placing her in the back seat of Loehmann and Garmback's patrol car.
Walter Madison, an attorney for the family, called the treatment of the 14-year-old sister "the cruelest thing I've ever seen on video." He also criticized the officers for not providing Rice with medical attention. An FBI agent on a bank robbery detail nearby arrived about four minutes after the shooting and began first aid. ...AlJazeera
So 12-year-old Tamir Rice got no medical attention because his sister, in an effort to help him, was seized by the same police officers who'd shot the brother now went after the sister.
A Cleveland police officer pushed a 14-year-old girl to the ground and handcuffed her in the aftermath of the shooting of her younger brother, freshly released footage shows.
In grainy surveillance video relased by the city authorities officers are seen struggling with the teen, whose name has not yet been released, before putting her in the back seat of a patrol car parked next to the where 12-year-old Tamir Rice lay on the snowy ground bleeding. ...AlJazeera
Somewhere down the road -- in a repeat of Ferguson and Staten Island -- a grand jury will decide whether the two brutes hiding behind badges will be called to account for their judgment. These police officers did just about everything wrong. Will they join the blue line of police officers who -- often far more dangerous to the community than the "perps" they kill -- get a "no indictment" from a grand jury?