Sunday, March 01, 2015

the root of extremism


nbcnews |  The city of Cleveland claims the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice at the hands of a police officer and the "losses" suffered by his family were a result of the boy's and his family's own actions that day. The city's denial of any wrongdoing was filed Friday in response to a wrongful death lawsuit brought by lawyers for the Rice family last month. 

The city wrote that Tamir's injuries were caused by him failing to "exercise due care." In addition, the complaints brought on behalf of Tamir's sister and mother were also "directly caused by their own acts" — not the officers involved, the response said. 

Tamir was fatally shot on Nov. 22 by Cleveland rookie cop Timothy Loehmann, who with his partner, Frank Garmback, were called to a recreation center where Tamir was holding a pellet gun. Police responding to the scene initially believed the pellet gun, which did not have an orange tip identifying it as a replica, was real. Loehmann fired on Tamir within less than two seconds of arriving, surveillance footage shows, and the boy died in the hospital the next day. 

The Rice family filed an 8-page wrongful death suit against the two officers and the city of Cleveland in December. But after retaining a new legal team, including high-profile civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, the family filed an amended 65-page suit against the same defendants, which brought at least 27 allegations against the city and the officers.

4 comments:

BigDonOne said...

@DWB Profiling -- BD will see your DWB and raise you CAP (College Applicant Profiling)
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/02/black-privilege-students-get-sat-bonus-points-for-being-black-or-hispanic-asians-are-penalized/

CNu said...

Sorry BD, just not interested in your false tit-for-tat whinery today. It's false because none of those institutions wield the violence monopoly of the state, and, it's false because you personally don't give a damn about the so-called model minorities you want to put up as a fig-leaf for reverse discrimination. (or pretty much any day - to be honest with you about it)

Go and re-read tahnussy until you get it. http://subrealism.blogspot.com/2014/05/in-15000-words-ta-nehisi-coates.html

BigDonOne said...

Sorry, we thought today's topic was 'Profiling.'

But you want something really serious to worry about, read where First Fuzzy prevented Israel from bombing his beloved N-1 Buddies in Iran.... http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/191966#.VPQ-mPnF-So

And his grand master plan to put himself in permanent charge as Dictator for Life of the Whole World.... http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/attack-on-arizonas-internet-was-the-beta-test-for-the-implementation-of-martial-law_03012015

CNu said...

No, you didn't think that at all. Instead, you thought, "oops, another white-shaming post - better make a hamfisted and lame attempt at positing a non-existent quid pro quo in order to round out _____________ victim bona fides" That's what you thought, and, that's what you did.

Speaking of conspicuously obvious to the casual observer emanations from your id BD, you never did answer the assertion put to you last week about having a donut-eating, cruiser-idling, tactical belt-wearing WPA for the non-productive - in your immediate family as a causal factor underlying your zealous prohibitionist, violent law and order, and obey every law no matter how intrusive or stupid ethos..

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