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November 28, 2014
Who Were Tamir Rice's Parents, and Does It Matter?
A 12-year-old holding and aiming a fake but real-looking gun out in public was shot dead by police last Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. Was Tamir Rice just playing? Maybe, but with kids getting suspended in school for making a Pop-Tart into a gun, and civil rights agitators telling blacks to watch out for profiling racist white cops, one might ask why young Rice didn't get the message. Where were Mom and Dad? Are the parents' personal histories relevant? In cases like this, those in the mainstream media like to blame society, poverty, racism, Republicans, and, of course, the police. So fair is fair. If cops' addresses can be published in the New York Times and their lives put under a microscope, then the egg and sperm donors of the young Tamirs who end up getting killed are fair game. After all, Tamir wasn't carrying a book home from the library; he was carrying and aiming an Airsoft pistol with the orange tip...(Read Full Post)