Sun., Nov. 22 - Year Without Tamir National Day of Action - Charlotte, NC

Year Without Tamir National Day of Action - Charlotte, NC

Sun., Nov. 22, 2015
3:00 PM

Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202

+What we know: On November 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM in a park near his home, Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland Police officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Gramback. No commands were given to Tamir before the officers fatally shot him, nor were the officers charged or fired. Currently, a grand jury is reviewing the case led by Cleveland prosecutor Tim McGinty. McGinty hand-picked pro police experts who have already established that the police acted "reasonably". The family of Tamir Rice has no confidence that McGinty is capable of overseeing a fair and just grand jury hearing, as he has already shown immense bias that could corrupt the outcome(s) of the case. The family is calling for a new prosecutor for the case and they are calling for the officers involved to be arrested, fired, and charged with the murder of Tamir Rice.

+Why we should care: Tamir Rice and his family deserve justice. There are steps we can take to press forward in a way that affirms the conditions of Tamir's life and death.

+What we can do: The community is encouraged to participate in a teach-in, informing people about this injustice and why it is imperative that we get involved. Since the family has asked for the replacement of McGinty as prosecutor on the case, we will also hold a community phone bank, giving people the opportunity to make calls to McGinty's office and ask him to step down or be removed. Tamir Rice's family has called on the the world to remember Tamir Rice on November 22, 2014. Finally, we can rally as a community to acknowledge and affirm the lives and deaths of victims of state-sanctioned violence.

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