The videos of the shooting of that little boy that took a toy gun to the playground is finally released here, from the Front Page Sections, translated…
The Police Department of Cleveland, Ohio showed the surveillance footage of the little boy, getting SHOT by the police, holding a toy gun, the footage showed that the police who’d answered the call came to the playground, and shot the child with the toy gun, Rice, to seriously injured, the very next day, the boy died, from the moment that the cops arrived on scene to the child, getting shot and fallen onto the ground, the entire process took no more than two seconds time, and, this got the public to question if the police acted too rashly.
Two days ago, the white officer, who’d shot the eighteen-year-old African American, Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri didn’t get prosecuted further, it’d initiated this nationwide protest in the U.S., there were over a hundred individuals who’d marched onto the streets of Cleveland, for the miscarriage of justice in the death of Brown.
The footage publicized by the police department showed Rice, playing with his toy gun on the playground, later, he’d sat down at a resting chair, at which time, the police had arrived, Rice walked out of the resting place, toward the police squad car, two officers came from the car, pointing their guns at Rice, and, Rice’s body was just blocked by the patrol car, when an officer opened fire on the child, twice.
The police also publicly named the two officers who’d answered to the calls, the one who’d shot the child was the twenty-six-year-old rookie, Loehmann, he just joined the police force this March; another was the forty-six year old, Garmback, he’d worked on the force for six years already. The Cleveland police deputy chief said the officer told Rice to raise his hand up three times, then, Loehmann got out of the squad car, and fired at Rice twice. The police stated from before, that Rice was reaching for his toy gun, but the footage showed that the squad car had obstructed the views, and so, they weren’t sure if that, was what had happened.
The police chief publicized two tape recordings, one was from the caller, to report seeing someone on the playground with a gun, the caller was originally sitting in the resting area, and reported that he saw someone taking a gun out, pointing it toward everybody, that it might be a fake gun that the person was holding, but everybody is freaking out. Before the patrol cars arrived, the caller had already left the rest area.
Another tape recording showed that the two officers got the call, and the operator told them, that there was a black man, pointing a gun toward people, but it didn’t showed that the caller said that the person might be holding a toy gun, or that it was a teenager who was holding the fake gun.
The two officers, after they’d reported for duty called in, “Fired a couple of shots, the man fell, he was black, maybe in his twenties, with a black handgun.”
The gun Rice was holding was a toy air gun, it looked like a semi-automatic, the police stressed that the orange tape that would show that it was a toy had been removed, and it was hard, for the officers to tell if it was real or fake.
The chief said, that the police publicized the tapes at the asking of the Rice’s families, not to help anybody get off the hook, or to find an excuse, or to show who did what wrong, losing a young life like Rice’s is a tragic loss; and “our two officers must do a job that nobody wanted to do, in order to protect, and serve the citizens.”
Looks like that RIOT will keep on raging after this, because apparently, the police department is trying to evade their responsibilities for shooting this child, and, it’d only taken no more than just TWO fucking second, for this young boy to get shot, and you still don’t think that “shoot now, ask later” is wrong???