On Killing Children

More than two and a half years after he shot and killed Tamir Rice, Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann has been fired – not for murdering a 12-year-old child playing with a toy gun, but for lying on his job application. A second cop there that day was briefly suspended for using “improper tactics.” Their indignant police union argues both officers “did not do anything outside of our policy.” Therein, our American tragedy.

Via Common Dreams. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license.