By Sandra Rose  | 

Tamir Rice

A video released by Cleveland police reveals 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot immediately after police arrived at a recreation center.

Tamir Rice protest

Tamir was shot by a police officer who responded to a call about a boy pointing a gun at a playground.

The man who called 911 told the dispatcher that the gun was "probably fake" and the boy was scaring everyone. But the dispatcher did not pass that information on to responding officers.

The grainy surveillance video shows Tamir sitting at a picnic table at Cudell Recreation Center. The boy stood up and took a few steps toward a snow covered grassy area.

A moment later, a police cruiser pulled up in front of Tamir. An officer exiting from the passenger side of the patrol unit immediately opened fire on Tamir -- shooting the boy once in the abdomen.

The video showed Tamir reaching into his pocket or waist band as the police cruiser pulled up. It isn't clear if Tamir was raising his jacket to show the officers that the gun was fake.

What is clear is that the officers did not give the child a chance to raise his hands or react to their orders before he was shot.

The shooting raised questions about the police handling of the case. Tamir's father, Gregory Henderson, questioned why police chose to open fire instead of using a stun gun.

The police shooting recalls the case of Levar Jones, the 35-year-old Columbia, SC man who was shot when he reached into his car for his driver's license after being pulled over for a seat belt violation. The South Carolina state trooper who shot Jones was arrested and ultimately fired.

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    • luVn_liFe…

      I cant watch this nor CAN i keep sending condolences , It's so sad

    • Daisy

      I can't watch either but :prayer: to his family

      Happy THANKSGIVING! Safe Travels to all!

    • Daisy

      Oh my prayer emoticon changed to ? Marks boo hiss

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky.


      My condolences to another family. :facepalm:

    • MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      going home now.

    • Sandra Rose

      Daisy says: Oh my prayer emoticon changed to ? Marks boo hiss

      I fixed it for you hun.

    • spongebobfan

      So surely these cops will be charged right? i mean how can they spin this? im so sick of this.
      2015 and we still marching and begging for justice.

      This is also like the John Crawford case as well the young man who got killed walmart

      im just tired

    • MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

      thanks for the posts SR. HAPPY THANKSGIVING IF I AM NOT BACK. Love you all :heart:
      God bless this baby and his family...

    • San ah make ya dance


    • Sandra Rose

      Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Be safe! :wave:

    • iscream

      Heartbreaking. ..

    • missyJ

      He literally got out of the cruiser and shot. There is no way he said "freeze, hands up, nothing"

      But I will be fair and tell y'all to look for the video of the white cop who shot a white made who "had a knife". He was deaf and special needs. He was known for carving wood while walking on that street every say. No one called in a threat and officer saw him walking. Stops his car. Says drop the knife (he fires the shot as he is saying knife) it is heartbreaking

    • missyJ

      Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Be safe!


      Imma translate the pank box... "see y'all heffas Tuesday"

    • Blanche Devereaux

      This can't be what they are teaching in the academy man… :facepalm:

      I gotta call my grandpa when I get off (police instructor) because I need to know what they teach them for situations like this. I doubt its this kind of knee jerk reaction.

    • San ah make ya dance

      I remember that story. Missy. Somethings gotta change

    • DYmondgurl

      “see y’all heffas Tuesday”

      :huh: i signed up for OT monday sew there best be some posts :kona:

    • goat76

      I'm so sick of this shat. They are going to try to justify this shooting, but that boy didn't have a chance unlike many other whites that happened to be murderers.

    • goat76

      I wonder why we never see Black Cops shooting innocent unarmed white kids?

      Because they wouldn't tolerate it.

      How come...with the thousands of black cops in ain't never picked up the paper, turned on the TV, or the news...and seen white folk crying...because this black cop...shot my loved one in the back of the head...cause he thought the cellphone was a gun. How come you don't see that?...You think black cops is...more spiritual? You think better qualified? Nah...They got enough sense to know that white folks ain't going to tolerate it...And the only reason they do to us what they do cause you tolerate it. Ok, I'm not telling you don't chastise these young men! But I ain't see you chastise the police!! Killer Mike's "Don't Die"

    • goat76

      D i c k Gregory spittin that fiyah!

    • ShadeQueen46

      im so sick of this shat!!!!
      these parents better than me cause i'd be putting a bullet in somebody's chest :ak47:

    • lovezoe

      Happy Thanksgiving! Hug your babies.

    • <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      RIP Young Man :pray:

      Happy Thanksgiving Roses
      GOD bless everyone, and EVERYONE be nice to your families. Life is too short :hug:

    • MsB2u

      I can't watch but what I can say is this stuff has gotten out of hand
      RIP Tamir praying for his family

    • tintin1979

      this is sad. so he didn't even wave it at them? My goodness, what's going on in the united states.