It was a tragedy, but not a murder


Sometimes shit happens.

Tamir Rice shooting: No charges for officers

Prosecutors say the police officer who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice outside a Cleveland recreation center last year won’t face criminal charges. Neither will the other officer who was with him.

An Ohio grand jury decided not to indict Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, prosecutor Tim McGinty said Monday.

“Given this perfect storm of human error, mistakes and communications by all involved that day, the evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by police,” McGinty said.

Loehmann, an officer-in-training, shot 12-year-old Tamir on November 22, 2014. Garmback was training him.

“It is likely that Tamir, whose size made him look much older and who had been warned his pellet gun might get him into trouble that day, either intended to hand it over to the officers or show them it wasn’t a real gun,” McGinty said. “But there was no way for the officers to know that, because they saw the events rapidly unfolding in front of them from a very different perspective.”

It was “reasonable” to believe the officer who killed the boy believed Tamir was a threat, the prosecutor said, adding that the toy gun looked real.

This won’t satisfy the Rice family, nor will it slake the thirst of the BLM mobs. The activists and race hustlers will gather. People will protest. Tamir Rice will still be dead.

There is no happy ending to this story. What happened was a tragedy, but it was not a crime. The cops made mistakes but they did not commit murder. They will have to live with the outcome of those mistakes.


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139 Responses to It was a tragedy, but not a murder

  1. Myiq2xu says:

  2. helenk3 says:

    they are already starting to make the cop’s life public. Taking about his job performance at another police dept. I am sure that his life in that city will be over.
    Tragic for all involved.

  3. DeniseVB says:

  4. piper says:

    Found this image on Diogene’s Middle Finger current thread.

  5. Dora says:

    Call me shocked! NOT!

    Mosque Linked To Muslim Brotherhood Has Received Millions In Federal Grants

  6. DeniseVB says:

    I thought toy guns were illegal now ? I know that pop tart and finger guns are. Pew.Pew.Pew. is probably banned in schools (some cases your front yard, true story).

    I think Rev Al should set up a national hotline for LEO’s to call if they get a 911 that would better served if the BLM responded to. They seem to know how the justice system works better than our men and women in blue. Go for it.

    Trayvon: BLM would have bought him a burger and driven him home.
    Michael Brown: BLM dispatched to make him walk on the sidewalk and take the stolen cigars back to that shop he robbed.

    …..and so on 😀 I’m only surprised BLM organizers haven’t thought of this first.

    • swanspirit says:

      I like this idea. A lot. I hope you tweeted it. Rev Al could be a first responder himself. But definitely put BLM on the front lines. Without guns, that way they absolutely couldn’t kill anyone, and justice would be served. They can start in Chicago, and Baltimore.

  7. piper says:

    Need to keep open mind on the candidates as I fear cultish behavior will give us another ??????? as we got with obama, mr. i’m the smartest man evah born. So I’m posting articles / threads to present other people’s views, this one from NeoCon on Legal Insurrection.

    “But here’s an alternate theory, one I happen to ascribe to.

    It’s true that the media knows that Trump is the story of the election. He’s exciting; people are entertained by watching him. So the media gets a lot out of covering him—more readers and viewers. Remember, though, that the vast majority of the MSM is on the left, and much of what they do is with the intention of directing their readers and viewers to what’s so dreadful about Trump, and of energizing Democratic voters so that, if Trump becomes the Republican nominee, voters will feel they must vote for the sane person—who would be Hillary—even if they don’t much like her.

    I have believed from the very start of Trump’s campaign that the MSM (except for the MSM on the right, which is a very small group compared to the liberal MSM) would very much like Trump to be the Republican nominee. It’s the media and the pundits on the right who for the most part are frustrated that Trump has risen so high and has become the front runner in the Republican field. The media on the left is somewhat happy, because they believe very strongly that if nominated he will lose, and they believe that his chances of losing are greater than those of certain other candidates such as, for example, Rubio (and polls have borne that out, at least so far).

    I think the liberal and leftist media may be correct about Trump’s relative weakness in the general against Hillary, although of course that situation could change and he could start showing more strength against her as time goes on. But more importantly, they think they’re correct and that he would lose to her. So for them, covering Trump is win/win. They get ratings. And although they’re not trying to destroy him—not for now—they dearly want him to be the nominee, and they’re confident they can destroy him later, or that he will end up self-destructing with the majority of Americans.

    They might be right or they might be wrong. But they think they own him in the sense of using him to fit their purposes, not the other way around.”


    • elliesmom says:

      If the majority of Trump’ s supporters are Republicans, that might be true, but I suspect they aren’t. Only 30% or so self-identify as Republican. A lot of those folks are GOPe. I think a substantial number of people who say they’ll vote for him are unaffiliated with a party or blue-collar Democrats fed up with their party. While Bernie says he could get Trump’ s supporters, he’d have to get the nomination first. I think the odds of it going the other way are greater because I think Trump has a better shot at actually getting the nomination.

      Some of Bernie’s support comes from people who really buy into what he stands for, but some of it comes from folks who just want to burn down the Democratic Party, which is similar to where Trump stands with Republicans. If you’re a pissed off Democrat, do you vote for your establishment Democrat or help the disaffected Republicans burn their party down? Nixon coined the phrase “silent majority”. If they should join forces, they could make a lot of noise. Trump’ s social positions aren’t going to scare Bernie’s bunch away.

      • DeniseVB says:

        When the tea party broke out Gallup did a demographic survey that found out 41% were Dems and Indies. The minority demo aligned with the national, same % of blacks and hispanics. I think DJT’s support would look the same.

      • Underwhelmed says:

        I know some Bernie supporters. Economic and historic illiterates, every one.

        • Agreed. A lot of anti-war folks in this emerging faction as well. I don’t think they will get behind anyone beating a war drum, and Trump is currently beating that drum. If he continues to remains to be seen, of course.

      • I agree with your take on this, mostly. The only thing I would add is that a significant portion of Bernie supporters come from an anti-Clinton wing of the Democratic Party. They are a ragtag bunch of mostly progressives of all ages, but they are heavy on the very young (and thus very stupid), but led by an older faction of Progressive Dude Nation. You remember these guys. They are the ones who brought you Sarah Palin is a Cunt shirts.

        They didn’t like Hillary the first time around, and they like her even less this time around. They bleet away with acronyms (DLC) and buzz-phrases (Feel the Bern!), and salivate at the idea of putting a self-proclaimed socialist on the throne. They are never coming over to Hillary, or any Clinton. Bill can’t persuade them because they never respected him. I don’t think they’ll vote for Trump in any major numbers, but some of them might. Most will sit it out or go to a third party. These guys are even further down the anti-GOP rabbit hole than the creative class and AAs.

        • elliesmom says:

          I agree they dislike Trump, but I think they hate not being listened to by the Dems even more. I’m guessing they might fall into the ” if I can’t burn down my house, let me help you burn down yours” mentality rather than stay home. Most of them don’t think Trump is really a Republican. Sort of like Bernie isn’t a Democrat. He just votes with them. Trump could just as easily run as a Democrat if he chose to.

          • DeniseVB says:

            I think if Trump were running as a Democrat with his same bombastic message, I would still be supporting him. He’s unique, like Dean was in ’04. But Dean was more a Ben Carson than a Trump then. What could have been. Wes Clarke was also a strong populist. Both, including Edwards, were all eventually thrown under the Dem bus, never to be heard from again. What’s funny, they were all fighting the gigantic duopoly machine and had to be destroyed 🙂 My Tinfoil Tuesday contribution.

    • DeniseVB says:

      January’s going to be a fun month 🙂 I’m still Trump/Cruz but also in agreement with Clint Eastwood’s “any one of them is better than what we have now”.

    • Dora says:

  8. piper says:

    Sadly I must leave and hand shovel 6 inches of that wonderful wet and heavy snow that fell on my driveway last night – courtesy of Global Warming.

    • elliesmom says:

      We only got a couple of inches, and it’s raining now, and the temps are rising. I’m just going to watch it melt.

    • piper says:

      I lied – snowfall – 9 inches reported at the airport which is 5 miles north of where I live.

      • leslie says:

        Be careful. I had to “clean off” the car yesterday and it was difficult. The snow/sleet was heavy. I kept slipping in the slushy mess while trying to clear the windows.

      • Jadzia says:

        I am JEALOUS. It feels like early October here.

        • elliesmom says:

          We took the dog to the ocean to play on the beach yesterday. Our weather has been crazy.

          • Jadzia says:

            Ananda just got back from her Christmas at the dog-sitter’s house, thanks to a last-minute disinvite from Grandma. I don’t know what the hell she (Ananda) and the dog-sitter were doing while we were gone, but this dog is EXHAUSTED. She’s been sacked out since this morning.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Throw a few shovels of snow my way, I’m so tired of Springtime in December. Yet, I will be whining about the cold soon enough. #FirstWorldProblem 😉

    • lizzy says:

      Our Globull Warming hasn’t arrived yet in NYC. 47 degrees and raining. If the last two years are the model the freezer door will close in Jan. and we will want to hibernate until June.

      • DeniseVB says:

        A few years ago I was in NYC in the month of Feb and it was their warmest Feb that year. My luck, didn’t need nearly half the winter clothes I packed.

        I saw a funny meme with a weatherman having a meltdown …. Go buy a snow shovel and a BBQ grill then drive around until you find the weather you like !

  9. Myiq2xu says:

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  11. votermom says:

  12. Myiq2xu says:

    This is the one who started taking off her clothes and announced “We’re having a naked party!”

  13. Myiq2xu says:

  14. Jadzia says:

    So I was like, “Oh, just another day at Disney,” until I saw that the guy who STARTED the stampede was a 70-year-old man who took a swing at one of the workers. Oh, Florida, you rascal:

  15. Myiq2xu says:

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  17. Myiq2xu says:

    • leslie says:

      I’ve never seen it (Point Break) but you/ve made it sound so interesting (Reeves/Swayze) I’m gonna rent it tonight………….thnx.

  18. Myiq2xu says:

    The worst part is the guy left uncommitted.

  19. Myiq2xu says:

    The apocalypse is here. Lena Dunham’s tattoos were a question on WWTBAM

  20. helenk3 says:

    backtrack will be on the road again for most of 2016

    • blowme0bama says:

      Iow, taxpayer funded world vacation interspersed with braggadocio spinning of his fuckups and slamming America.

    • leslie says:

      It may also keep him from actively campaigning for Hillary. He doesn’t like her – or Bill. He’s only marginally interested in what happens. If it doesn’t have his name on it – it means nothing to him. It will also be easier to attack the Republicans in general as they can’t really respond to him. (That would be just like bronco – campaigning from behind.) And what better way to spend his time and our money.
      Yesterday(?) I think I heard a comment in which he said that people who are interested in glamor or travel and free perks and are disinterested in working for the country, ought not to run for this office. (words fail me – but nasty thoughts do not.) So of course, he’ll travel and schmooze with the hoi polloi in foreign lands. And of course he won’t pay for it.

  21. helenk3 says:

    You might want to keep on file in case you getting some tech support questions

  22. helenk3 says:

    you start telling kids, when they start walking
    how did people get this stupid

  23. Myiq2xu says:

    so she makes more than her husband and she’s still pissed?

    • DeniseVB says:

      Another child plant? The Q doesn’t make sense unless I knew what mommy and daddy’s jobs were. I worked for a lady veterinarian who was married to a Navy Commander, she easily made triple his salary, even after she had to pay her staff and bills. I wish Hillary would stop staging these stupid questions from kids.

  24. helenk3 says:

    the protests are starting in Cleveland

  25. DeniseVB says:

    Admin Alert ! Just put an ET 7am open thread launch in the barn. As always, please r/s if needed for breaking. In fact, it’s so wonderful, I almost posted it now! Heh. It can wait.

  26. mothy67, says:

    I have to say as a great gay uncle who has spent almost a decade with a kid a baby girl — hillary makes me sick. Never would I want my brat to hold her in esteem. She is fake and entitled. She represents nothing what I hope my little one can be. I hope I can teach her to be responsible to herself. To be strong but not angry. To be a valid person. I pray she will not be defined by a plug on cable news.
    I am the most blessed person on the face of the planet. I had so much wrong I was so angry. Why me. Why why why do I have to hurt. Gay, open hearts, dirt poor. I thought I paid my dues. Little fucking girl neglected looking at me with hope in her eyes. I gave up my life in NYC. I am an asshole but I ended up being craft guy. We made dollar store crafts and paper mache.
    I TAKE GREAT offense to de Blasio liberals calling for expanded day care. It is awful.

    Pride moment my monster had money to buy her family gifts at school holiday sale. Her dad has a girlfriend who has a daughter he said she needs to buy a gift for his girlfriends kid. I said fuck that if he wants to buy his girlfriends daughter a gift he can pay. Kid told me she cannot be that person I need to give her a gift. I do not want to be that person that ever makes some one feel less. It is not her fault she doesn’t have what I have.
    Child was thrown away.

  27. Somebody says:

    Burglars just want tacos

  28. mothy67, says:

    1992 I was snorting heroin. Started out as something cool. Jean-Michele Basquat’s lover was doing buying and doing junk with me. I thought it was fun. I was early 20’s and a moron. I stopped but I was young. I was waiting tables. I spent 6 months going to 10 meetings a day. Houston and Verrick used to have midnight madness. I went all night. Over 25 years ago and I still drink and while coke is 15 years ago and pot has occured I never after six months of hell never touched dope again. I was lucky. You can get away from it– the woman who turned me on is a New York Psychiatrist. Basquat’s lover. Your daughter can win. Have her check out Suzanne Mallouk. She can win my prayers for the New Year.(The Widow Basquat is an interesting read if you like the 1980’s New York art scene)

  29. mothy67, says:

    Funny thing I have not done heroin since 1992 but I think about it and I am such a dork I start rememembering Shakes sonnets.

  30. mothy67, says:

    I have mental illness. I was a math smart smart kid not a prodigy just smartenough to score well. I was first in my family to go away. Too bad I was trash. My laungage was humiliating. I thought you drug not dragged. I said I seen not I saw. No one else noticed but I was ashamed. I had been this kid who was a f a g g ot but was smart. 1984 I went to Purdue. I would lay in bed with self hypnosis tapes telling me I was a heterosexual. I had survived because I was smart now I was average and gay. Less than average I spoke poorly. I transfered to Temple because I read it was gay friendly.

    Today I think about my brat’s education all the timr. I want her to live on campus. I want her to spend four years with friends discovering herself. I want her to graduate and be ashamed of me. Move to New York. Hate me. I want her to go to Purdue.
    I am looking at 200 thousand. I am not bright, but why do you think I pushed archery. Duh same with softball and swim. Scholarships. I am evil. She takes flute and piano but I bought her a harpsichord. I am an asshole if you have ever watched Weeds I am that abrasive but I have a goal gutter mouth foul but looking out for my kid.
    My brother says I do too much Tells me shd needs to be akid. Fuck off. I have a full court basketball , i have two air matresses for sleep overz. I walk dogs. I am not a nice person. I walk dogs with my kid at 9 because i am looking at college. People do not show up my kid is 9 and she is there every Sunday. We walk dogs. Love my kid sometimes noone sh o ws up my kid stays. She is 9 i have 8 years. Watch m e roar.

  31. Dora says:

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