Many years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, and one year to the day after Cleveland police arrested several protesters on the Detroit/Superior Bridge. Protesters plan on taking to the streets again to demand justice for Tamir Rice and Tanisha Anderson. It has been 14 months since Tamir was shot, and it doesn’t look like any justice will befall his killers. The only chance is a civil lawsuit filed by the Rice family, but with Cleveland attempting to weasel out of paying money to victims of police brutality they already owe, I don’t see any justice coming for Tamir.
Dr. King would be proud to see that a year later protesters are once again taking to the streets to continue to demand justice for police abuse. As we see, it is not a problem that is exclusive to Cleveland. Pepper Pike officer charged, East Cleveland officers charged, Erie County sherrif is under the magnifying glass as well. Unfortunately for law enforcement, some people are not waiting for justice to come through the courts. An officer was killed in Danville yesterday in an unprovoked attack. Loss of life is sad but, law enforcement need only to look at themselves in the mirror as to why.
Today was uneventful as the police shouted veiled threats at protesters along the route. The march went down W 3rd to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and back up E. 9th to the casino. The protesters then marched back down to the justice center and dispersed.