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Black Lives Matter: Tamir Rice

A guide on information and history surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality against black people in the United States..

Tamir Rice

Tamir Rice, a 12 year old boy, was shot by a Cleveland Police Officer on November 22, 2014 after police responded to a dispatch call describing a young African American man wielding a gun at people in a city park. On December 4, 2014, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder concluded that the Cleveland Police Department uses excessive force after justice officers examined over 600 cases from 2010-2013.