Tamir would have been 20 years old.

The memorial is in the same Cleveland park where a cop killed the 12-year-old.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro sent Hazlett a letter outlining his violation of state law in Timothy Loehmann's hiring process.

"Dumb enough to pull a fake gun, dumb enough to get shot......," Tioga Council President Steve Hazlett posted on Facebook in 2015.

Timothy Loehmann has withdrawn his application to the Tioga Borough Police Department less than 24 hours after a photo went viral showing him being sworn in at the rural Pennsylvania town.

Recent elections in Cleveland and Cincinnati are two examples of significant wins that offer a glimmer of hope going into the new year. Speaking with NewsOne, Keizayla Fambro talked about her organizing work on a Cincinnati mayoral campaign and Stand Up For Ohio, the 501(c)(4) affiliate of the Ohio Organizing collaborative. 

The Ohio Supreme Court's ruling to reject Loehmann's appeal advocating for his reinstatement to the force upheld the city of Cleveland's termination decision from 2017.

Civil Rights & Social Justice

Samaria Rice, Tamir Rice's mother, used no uncertain terms when addressing Shaun King in a recent social media post that called him out for sharing the details of a recent conversation they had on his podcast.

The activist addressed the claims of Tamir Rice's mother Samaria, after she accused Mallory and other movement leaders of financially profiting off her pain.

Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, unleashed a series of social media posts aimed at prominent social justice activists including Tamika Mallory and Ben Crump, who she accused of "ambulance chasing," among other things.

The DOJ announced there lacked sufficient evidence to "support federal criminal charges against Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback."


Nearly six years have gone by since 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a police officer in Cleveland.