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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Tamir Rice’s Killer Fired

Jun 5, 2017

After investigating for two-and-a-half years, the city of Cleveland, Ohio just fired Timothy Loehmann, the white officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old black child, Tamir Rice, in 2014. Tamir’s mother, Samaria Rice, responded, “Shame on the city of Cleveland for taking so long to render a decision like this.”

Of the three police officers at the scene, none were ever charged criminally – and Officer Loehmann was NOT fired for the murder of Tamir. What Cleveland officials found reprehensible – what merited firing – was that the officer lied on his job application!

Cleveland is sending a strong message that accurate paperwork is what’s important – and not human life!