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Tamir Rice’s Family asks for aggravated murder charge against Cleveland Officer Timothy Loehmann-Statement

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Tamir Rice’s Family asks for aggravated murder charge against Cleveland Officer Timothy Loehmann-Statement

09/14/2015
       

I along with a growing number of people in communities around the country truly believe Tamir’s life was taken due to the careless-cold hearted actions of two individuals. We also believe it was truly bad police work,- many times citizen shootings have shown the officers seem likely to follow a “shoot first, ask questions later” strategy and these officers are rarely investigated and brought to justice. Tamir was only 12 years old when the Police Officer shot him- We are now calling for any/every good hearted human being to assist us in our effort to hold  these officers to account for their wrong doing.

 

We believe the officers seem to have ignored the state’s most fundamental duties which police officers, as agents of the state, must comply with- that is carrying out their law enforcement duty, to protect life!

In addition, we agree with the recent U.S. Department of Justice report that found the Cleveland Police Department to have a “pattern or practice of unreasonable and unnecessary use of force,” and has repeatedly violated the civil rights of local residents, and routinely fails to adequately investigate law enforcement for wrongdoing has added daily to the growing level of discontent.”

 

With that being said, “I along with my advocacy team stand with the effort for aggravated murder charges against Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann and I will support any effort that will brings an end to police abuse of citizens.” Join us-In the days ahead as we intentionally raise our efforts in our fight for Tamir.

 

Samaria Rice

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Breaking News-Ferguson Missouri Shoot Out by Non Protestors=One Teen shot!

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Ferguson Missouri Shoot Out at Protest Rally

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During the gunfire, at least 2 unmarked cars took shots. We will release more details when available. (Al JEEZRA)

Ferguson, Missouri (8-10-15) 4:43am –Two groups exchanged gunfire- that’s when two people have been struck by gunfire in the midst of a late-night confrontation between riot police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, according to the police.

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The incident came after a day of peaceful events commemorating the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white officer one year ago.

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Gunshots erupted as police were seeking to disperse a crowd of demonstrators who began blocking traffic and smashing windows along a street that was a flashpoint of last year’s unrest following the slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown, according to the police statement. The condition of the two people shot was not immediately known, police said. 

The AFP news agency reported that at least one demonstrator was injured as several shots were fired during clashes in the city late Sunday.

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Gunshots erupted as police were seeking to disperse a crowd of demonstrators who began blocking traffic and smashing windows along a street that was a flashpoint of last year’s unrest following the slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The condition of the two people shot, including one teen, was not immediately known, police said. (More Detail as information is available)  (Al JEEZRA)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Rice Family releases statement on the Tamir Rice Case now going to the prosecutors office.

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Rice Family releases statement on the Tamir Rice Case now going to the prosecutors office.

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Freedom First International June 05, 2015 

CLEVELAND, Ohio–(Crime Wire)– This week the Cleveland Prosecutor has now received The Tamir Rice Police Shooting Case File, and with that in mind we issue the following statement:

The shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American boy, occurred on November 22, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. Two police officers, 26-year-old Timothy Loehmann and 46-year-old Frank Garmback
The shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African-American boy, occurred on November 22, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. Two police officers, 26-year-old Timothy Loehmann and 46-year-old Frank Garmback

“We stand extremely vigilant with our effort to bring justice to Tamir-while we understand that the investigation into the shooting death of Tamir Rice by The two Cleveland Police Officers- Frank Garmback and Timothy Loehmann has now been handed over to the Prosecutor Tim McGinty for review -in addition to the hand over of the file, we have been made aware that the Prosecutor may soon convene a grand jury. In any case, we want the world to know we stand firm in our efforts. We (family) will not stop with our level of commitment to bring justice for Tamir, and with that in mind- we wish to ask the officials who are investigating Tamir’s Case to be mindful and consider their sworn obligation and commitment to peace, social justice, and the civil rights of all.”

Please note-We have always maintained that, “Justice for Tamir,” has always been at the forefront of our agenda and it will continue to be our first priority.”  In addition, “We are strong and focused throughout this process, and will not stop executing our plan to deliver to “Justice” those who are responsible for taking the life of my son Tamir Rice, said Samaria Rice-Mother of Tamir Rice.

We believe that many people from across the nation stand with us and in our call for “Justice for Tamir Rice,” and the city’s ongoing refusal to take responsibility and indict the officers, can only continue to spark more outrage in the local Cleveland Community and communities across our nation. In addition, we agree with the recent U.S. Department of Justice report that found the Cleveland Police Department to have a “pattern or practice of unreasonable and unnecessary use of force,” and has repeatedly violated the civil rights of local residents, and routinely fails to adequately investigate law enforcement for wrongdoing has added daily to the growing level of discontent.

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Wanted poster of Police Officers Garmback and Loehmann made by an unknown source.

We demand an end to police killings and institutional racism and declare that “Tamir’s life will always matter.” We are confident-that our actions will continue to create significant value in our fight for Tamir. For us as The family-The message has always been clear. No Justice-No Peace!

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For More Media Information: Family Rice.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/03/us/tamir-rice-investigation/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/11/26/officials-release-video-names-in-fatal-police-shooting-of-12-year-old-cleveland-boy/

Source: Family Rice Family.                      

Media Advisor

 Gregg L Greer

gregggreer72@gmail.com-email

 
 
 
 
 

Today We celebrate the Life of a “Great American”-Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the SCLC First President
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. King understood that our greatest strength to establishing powerful relationships is to be honest about our greatest weaknesses. We have all been socially conditioned to worry about what others will think and it’s only when we share our failures, our sincere thoughts, and what we don’t know with them is when we grow as a human being.

When we connect deeply with people who have struggled, we bridge our world then we grow. The truth is that these moments of vulnerability are the very moments that we grow. When we connect deeply with people who have struggled, who are insecure about something, or who have failed because we’ve all been there we grow. Dr. King understood while we all struggle, that it’s not only okay to be vulnerable, it’s crucial.

Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We celebrate You!

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Chicago Press Conference (preceding court hearing) to Condemn Suppression and Arrest of Protestors

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Chicago, IL-Press Conference (preceding court hearing) to Condemn Suppression and Attacks on Protestors
            Opposing Police Brutality
WHERE:  Belmont & Western Courthouse 2542 W. Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60618
WHEN:  December 19, 2014 at 2 pm
WHO:  Tio Hardiman, Violence interrupter Incorporated
o   Dorthy Holmes, mother of Ronald (Ronnie man) Johnson – Killed by Police, October 2014
o   Rabbi Mikael Ben Yosef of Beth Shalom BZEHC
o   Pastor Jediaha Brown, Young Leaders Alliance
o   Gregg L Greer, President Freedom First International, SCLC Member
o   And others
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This press conference is taking place immediately before the court hearing for two protestors against police brutality who were beaten by police at a protest against police brutality.  Youth victims of a police assault they have been charged with felony  Battery on Police. 
These voices of conscience will condemn the suppression of protestors and demand an end to that suppression.
 
On Saturday, December 13 Police held more than 400 protestors on narrow sidewalks endangering public safety and abrogating their right to protest.
            They arrested people for merely stepping off the sidewalk.
            They split the march when it was crossing streets and the lights changed
            They prevented the protest from crossing streets EVEN WHEN the light was green
            They attacked and beat protestors
            They drove into the crowd of protestors and people witnessed commanders having to get between them and protestors to hold them back.
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Police Brutality and Murder MUST STOP
Police Suppression of the struggle for Justice MUST STOP
Fighting for Justice is not a Crime — Drop the Charges on All Arrested in the struggle for Justice.

 http://www.chicago-bureau.org/southern-christian-leadership-conference-calls-police-accountability-chicago/ 

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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To learn more about this event, please contact gregggreer72@gmail.com or 321 355-0598 or grant57_99@yahoo.com

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National Economic Boycotts begin with the Ferguson Announcement!

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National Economic Boycott vs. Organized Oppressive Tactics

The National Economic Boycott vs. Organized Oppressive Tactics, or Ne’Boot will be used as a campaign for “Peaceful,” political and social protest against the various growing policies of injustice that we are seeing across the country. The campaign will begin when-The Ferguson Federal Grand Jury ruling is announced, and will continue indefinitely.

The Ne'Boot Logo to be placed on facebook pages
The Ne’Boot Logo to be placed on Facebook pages

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“American State Governments have idly allowed, citizens in many communities to be disproportionately affected by oppressive or weak human rights policies. These tactics have taken us backward to a period resembling much like that of the Jim Crow Era by targeting certain communities more harshly than others, and allowing decimating policies against those in communities of color to which have caused many (all) to be socially infected.  The current U.S. Criminal Justice System is need of an overhaul and now functions as a contemporary system of racial or caste control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status and to the point of human life being expendable.” For this reason we must take a stand! said Gregg L Greer (Architect) Lead Organizer

Why is this initiative important to join

  •  This effort is simple, honest  and allows everyone to participate regardless of age, location, or capability.
  • By “growing,” the coalition we can  place more serious focus on future targets with unity and empowerment.
  • We have to organize in a way that protects our communities against any attack. Period!
  • In many ways protesting is dangerous and we must limit participants from suffering Jail, or harm whenever possible.
  • Economic sanctions historically are proven to have a lasting effect toward Peace and Resolution.

The Ne’Boot will function by announcing daily at 12:01 P.M (exact time Michael Brown was shot) various the economic boycott targets around the country will be announced. The boycott targets will include national, and local companies and well as municipal operations. Initial Campaigns have been scheduled for Chicago, Missouri. For those who disagree Economic leverage isn’t the enemy of free expression; it’s a form of free expression guaranteed by the U.S Constitution. Several Coalitions have joined this effort from around the country including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Texas. (Details to be announced) Facebook users are being asked to “Blackout,” their profile picture or use the Ne’Boot picture

Thus far, we cannot and have not resolved any problem through retaliatory violence. “We must now find better ways to carry out change. The economic problems of working-class and unemployed Americans, have suggested that the civil-rights movement and its period of “protest” have changed and we have entered into a new era of “concerns”, in which the community have to ally with the economic and labor movement in mind. Stand with us!

 

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The Lessons of Ferguson and Beyond-Several Ways to Combat Violence, Prevent, and maintain a community that fosters Accountability not Punishment!

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One World The Lessons of Ferguson and Beyond-Several Ways to Combat Violence, Prevent, and maintain a community that fosters Accountability not Punishment!

By Gregg L Greer, Editor for One World

 

In Ferguson, Missouri the town that was rocked with protests over police On Saturday, August 9, 2014, when an unarmed 18-year-old male, Michael Brown, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer many in the community around the country where not surprised to hear of multiple stories of police abuse that had taken place. While the Justice Department has launched a broad investigation into the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Mike Brown, many African-American residents still feel that the situation is hopeless and are still very frustrated.  In order to effect change we (residents) must strive to repair the harm caused by crime to individual victims and communities, the focus must be two-sided, that means prevention of Police Brutality as well as prevention of a culture that chronic criminal offenders are punished on all sides is much needed.

 

In an a recent interview with CBS "Sunday Morning Marquis Govan a resident that is 11 years old, argued for change
In an a recent interview with CBS “Sunday Morning Marquis Govan a resident that is 11 years old, argued for change

In an a recent interview with CBS “Sunday Morning Marquis Govan a resident that is 11 years old, argued for change,” Govan shared his vision for Ferguson, saying he thinks one way to improve things is for the town to hire more African-American police officers. But Govan told CBS’ Jane Pauley there’s a reason you don’t see many minorities on the police force.

 Look, let me tell you why: From the beginning we’ve felt abused by these people. Why would you go up to serve among the abusers? It doesn’t make any sense,” Govan said.

 

While, many would dismiss the point of view of an 11 year old, Marquis Govan does make an effective augment. To fight police abuse effectively, communities must have realistic expectations. You must not expect too much of any one remedy because no single remedy will cure the problem. A “mix” of reforms is required. And even after citizen action has won reforms, your community must keep the pressure on through monitoring and oversight to ensure that the reforms are actually implemented.

Nonetheless, even one person, or a small group of persistent people, can make a big difference. Sometimes outmoded and abusive police practices prevail largely because no one has ever questioned them.

 

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CONTROL-Starts with You!

Most people (residents) don’t get it! -The community is the nexus of community justice; therefore, each individual community must began to understand that community is the preferred source of problem solving and citizens work to prevent victimization, provide conflict resolution and maintain peace. The community, including individual victims and offenders, must become the ultimate partner of the justice system for every residents safety and well-being. Here are some basic suggestions;

(The goals listed are suggestions that will ultimately provide a safe environment for all if your community or it’s officials are in any way in opposition to any goal that will promote betterment. Fight for it! Period!)

CONTROLLING THE POLICE — COMMUNITY GOALS

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Control of Police Shootings

Oversight of Police Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity for Police Force. and City Offices

Certification and Licensing of Police Officers

Accreditation of Your Police Department

 

ORGANIZING STRATEGIES— For Communities

Build Coalitions

Monitor the Police (Keep a Database)co

Use Open Records Laws

Educate the Public

Use the Political Process to Win Reforms (bad Judges, and Prosecutors must go!)

Lobby For State Legislation

 

 

Restorative and Community Justice Forums

Everyone makes mistakes-but “Restorative Justice,” is an approach to justice that doesn’t focus on the needs of the victims and the offenders, it also involves the community, instead of satisfying abstract legal principles or punishing the offender. The emphasis is on meeting the needs of and strengthening the community-Not Punishment which is the basis of the Criminal Justice System!

Community justice is a strategic method of crime reduction and prevention, which builds or enhances partnerships within communities. Community justice policies confront crime and delinquency through proactive, problem-solving practices aimed at prevention, control, reduction and reparation of the harm crime has caused.

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 Positive effects of a comprehensive community justice strategy:

Includes both adult and juvenile offenders;

Focuses on creating safer communities rather than on doing things to or for offenders;

Pursues the goal of public safety within a scope of preventing victimization;

Places a high priority on the rights and needs of victims and the community;

Seeks harmonious working relations among all justice components and practices, citizens, community and social service organizations, educational systems, and faith communities;

Focuses on problems causing as well as caused by crime; and

Promotes correctional programming that is based on sound research and measurable for effectiveness.

 

 Why we need Restorative/Community Justice

Restorative justice is a practice centered on the idea that justice can be about healing instead of simply “punishment.” It emphasizes repairing harms rather than punishing crimes, giving victims and offenders the opportunity to engage in dialogue around the harm itself, assessing the impact on the victim and outlining the steps necessary to ensure offender accountability and meet the victim’s needs.

Victims take an active role in the process, while offenders are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions, “to repair the harm they’ve done—by apologizing, returning stolen money, or community service”. Restorative justice involves both victim and offender and focuses on their personal needs. In addition, it provides help for the offender in order to avoid future offences. It is based on a theory of justice that considers crime and wrongdoing to be an offence against an individual or community.

 

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Recognize and Resolve the problem!

These efforts help to create and maintain a vital, healthy, safe and just community where crime and delinquency cannot flourish is key. Crime is confronted by addressing social disorder, criminal activities and behavior, and by holding offenders accountable for the harm they cause to victims and the community. Working to prevent crime and its harmful effects; doing justice by addressing problems rather than merely complaining, processing cases; and promoting community protection through proactive, problem-solving work practices plus interventions go along way into changing criminal behavior behavior. In short, no one deserves to lose their life for something that could have been avoided, and some cases-stories of justice may be push the limits above and beyond right and wrong. Then you must fight for your rights!

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Guilty in Innocence Project doesn’t just reveal the outrage of human rights abuse but inspires hope for a better world through public action; we are dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through Investigation and Public Lobby.
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