Another Child Goes Out To Play: This Is Your America

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This is Tamir Rice. He was 12. He was shot in the stomach and killed this weekend by a Cleveland cop after a caller told dispatch there was someone, "probably a juvenile," waving a gun, "probably fake," at a playground. He was right: It was a toy gun. The shooter has been put on paid "administrative leave." Police are "investigating." At a news conference, police referred to the death of "the young man." From the media crowd: "You mean, the 12-year-old child." "Yes," said police. Yes. And yes, Tamir was black. From Twitter: "This is your America."

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

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