Two Ohio teenagers stopped at a Parma, Ohio park for carrying BB guns were arrested, charged with misdemeanors, and forced to write an essay about Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was fatally shot by police in 2014 for pointing a fake gun in a local park, BuzzFeed reports.
On July 3, a local Parma man called authorities after he saw the two teenagers walking around with what looked like guns. According to police, the teens are 12 and 15.
A video obtained by FOX8 Cleveland shows the police pulling up to the boys as they raise their hands. Authorities also order the young men not to make any sudden moves.
The bystander, identified as Jayson Gnall, told FOX 8, “My first reaction was Tamir Rice, and we called 911,” he said. “I commend Parma for a quick response, and I commend everybody for going home safe. Parents need to start talking to their kids, too, about the safety of guns. And if you’re using a toy gun, have the orange tip on.”
The teenagers later admitted to disorderly conduct charges in Cuyhoga County Juvenile Court, a spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News.
The magistrate overseeing the case, Je’Nine Nickerson, sentenced the boys to community service, made them pay court costs, and told them to each write essays comparing their case to Rice’s.
What do you think, NewsOne family? Was justice served?
SOURCES: Buzzfeed, FOX8 Cleveland | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
What We Know So Far About Philando Castile
Watch: Black Female Police Officer Posts Powerful Video About Alton Sterling, Philando Castile
Mother Of Teen In Citi Bike Video Speaks Out: ‘No One Bothered To Ask Him What Happened’
Sarah Jane Comrie Is A 2023 Version Of Carolyn Bryant
Heart In Your Hands: Important Lifestyle Changes For Heart Failure Recovery
Sarah Jane Comrie? Pregnant NYC Karen On Video With Citi Bike And Black Males Allegedly Identified
Diagnosed With Painful Nerve Condition, Shaun King Asks For Help Paying For Medical Procedures
White People Like Sarah Jane Comrie Always Get The Benefit Of The Doubt
Janelle Monáe Drops Seductive Promo Video And Her Fans Are Losing It
GoFundMe For Sarah Jane Comrie Surges To Help 'Citi Bike Karen' Pay 'Mounting' Legal Bills