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Hundreds to Deliver More Than 200,000 Signatures to Prosecutor Tim McGinty Calling for Special Prosecutor for Tamir Rice Police Killing
ColorOfChange joins Tamir Rice’s Family in Demanding Accountability 1 Year After Police Killing
CLEVELAND - On Monday, Tamir Rice’s family and a number of racial justice organizations will deliver more than 200,000 petitions to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty’s office demanding a special prosecutor. The delivery is part of a weekend of action in honor of 1 year since Tamir was brutally killed and in protest of Prosecutor McGinty’s inability to oversee the case. For more information on the #YearWithoutTamir action weekend please see: www.JusticeForTamir.com.
WHEN/WHERE: Monday, November 23. Press should arrive at Willard Park, Cleveland, Ohio 41144 at 12:00 for pre-march interviews. March begins at 1:00pm EST Petition delivery at the The Justice Center, Courts Tower, 1200 Ontario Street, 9th Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44113. MAP will occur at approximately 1:45 pm.
SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Latonya, Tamir Rice’s cousin, possibly other family members and racial justice activists.
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VISUALS: Boxes of petitions and posters.
“More than 200,000 ColorOfChange members and their allies are outraged at Prosecutor McGinty’s mishandling of this case,” said Executive Director Rashad Robinson. “Instead of the timely justice Tamir’s family deserves, McGinty has taken an entire year to investigate this tragedy. He also recently berated the family in public and released pro-police testimonies by discredited officials saying that Tamir’s killing was justified. It’s unconscionable, yet totally in line with McGinty’s long history of failing to hold abusive police accountable or secure justice for Black families. We join Tamir’s family exactly one year after his killing to say enough. It’s long past time McGinty acknowledged his lost credibility and requested a special prosecutor. We will not rest, until he is off this case.”
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