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Cleveland Police Filed Charges like “Aggravated Menacing” & “Inducing Panic” On Tamir Rice To Justify Shooting Him

If you’re a cop and you’ve just shot a 12-year old kid dead without giving him a chance to follow your orders, what do you do? You file a report making it look like he was a criminal, that’s what.

According to recently obtained documents from the Cleveland Police Department, 12-year old Tamir Rice was going to be charged with the outrageous crimes of “aggravated menacing” and “inducing panic.”

Dear police: We give those crimes back to you. All across the United States, you have induced panic and served as aggravating menaces and have gotten away with these crimes for far too long.

How dare you ever consider charging this young brother with these crimes. He was no menace, but a sixth-grade boy, and the only reason you or anyone else panicked was because of his brown skin. Here are eight white people who pointed real guns at real people and lived to tell the story.

Here is the bogus criminal report for Tamir.

Notice the following three points.

  1. They list three victims of Tamir Rice:
    1. The State of Ohio 
    2. Officer Loehmann (who shot and killed Tamir) 
    3. Officer Garmback (who drove the vehicle) 
  2. This is essential. They are not claiming Tamir was a menace or induced panic to other people in the park, but to the officers. ABSURD. 
  3. At the end of the report, notice that they say this complaint was “abated by death." 
  4. Notice the officer who shot and killed Tamir claims to have had minor injuries.


Where Is The 24-Hour News Cycle On The Bomb At A Colorado NAACP?

A bomb detonated at the Colorado chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) last night, but you may not have heard much about it. It appears that the major 24-hour cable networks gave the incident little to no air attention.

A ThinkProgress search of television databases suggests CNN gave one cursory report on the incident at 6:34 a.m., while MSNBC and Fox News appear to have not mentioned the incident on air since it happened. Other networks, including Headline News, (HDLN) mentioned the incident in the morning news.

ThinkProgress searched the database TVEyes and Critical Mention from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon, using the terms, “NAACP,” “colored people,” and “bomb” along with “Colorado.” It found only one mention on CNN, at 6:34 a.m., in the course of what appeared to be a scheduled interview on community-police relations. The incident was mentioned when the interviewer asked former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent Dan Bongino whether he thought the bomb in Colorado could be “seen as retaliatory” and Bongino said it was possible. Representatives from CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News did not respond to ThinkProgress inquiries on their coverage of the bombing.

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Timeline of a tragedy: The Michael Brown story so far

Violence continues to erupt in Ferguson, Mo., more than a week after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by policeman Darren Wilson. The 18-year-old’s family demands justice be brought to their son with the arrest of the six-year veteran officer. Protesters have clashed with authorities as control over security shifted from local police to St. Louis County officers to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Gov. Jay Nixon has since called in the Missouri National Guard. And the Brown family continues to prepare for the teenager’s funeral arrangements amid completion of three separate autopsies.


Less than 2 minutes. Let that sink in.

And keep in mind: Before he resigned the day In Touch’s story broke, Josh Duggar was the head of the Family Research Council’s (FRC) political wing. FRC, an anti-gay hate group that routinely links homosexuality to pedophilia and describes LGBT people as a threat to children, are a regular fixture on Fox News.


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Kevin Allen, 36, was shot and killed by police during an unspecified altercation with officers at the Lyndhurst Public Library Friday afternoon, officials said.

He was shot by police on the second floor of the public library at about 1:35 p.m. and transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Lyndhurst Police Chief James O'Connor said at a press conference shortly after the shooting.

Three police officers were involved in the incident, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said. Two were taken to the hospital for stress.

The circumstances that led to the death of Allen, of Lyndhurst, are being kept very secret. In fact, O'Connor would not say if Allen had a weapon, why police were initially called to the scene or if they’d had prior run-ins with the 36-year-old.

In other words: They’re literally not giving a single piece of information about the shooting until they get their story together first.

The only story being told is that the officers opened fire on Kevin after a slight “altercation.” Many are calling for the library surveillance video and body cam footage to be released but other than an investigation, nothing is being done so far.

Meanwhile a bunch of armed assholes are standing outside a mosque harassing a group of people for their religious beliefs, untouched and unharmed. America yall.

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