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The officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice has been hired by another police department

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Timothy Loehmann, who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, has been hired as a police officer in another department. Bellaire Police Chief Richard Flanagan said Loehmann deserves "a secondRead full story

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  • This is a tough one. The officer wasn't indicted. Yet the shooting does appear impulsive. This shooting is something that the officer has to live with and carry with himself every day, too. Hopefully there are learnings so this 12-year old's death wasn't in vain and nothing like this happens again, but

    This is a tough one. The officer wasn't indicted. Yet the shooting does appear impulsive. This shooting is something that the officer has to live with and carry with himself every day, too. Hopefully there are learnings so this 12-year old's death wasn't in vain and nothing like this happens again, but unfortunately another person's life was and could again be the cost.

  • 2nd chances are reserved for the privileged few. Shooting first and not assessing the situation left a twelve year old with no chances.

  • The challenge with police offers shooting and killing civilians is what scenario occurs? The challenge with mental health and scenarios is how to decrease escalations to prevent such events from occurring. The challenge is we have not yet found good solutions to police-civilian encounters.

  • Security footage from outside the recreation center showed Loehmann and Garmback's police cruiser skidding to a halt near Rice, at which point Loehmann opened the car door and began firing at Rice within seconds.

    Only after the shooting did it emerge that Rice was 12 and had been playing with a plastic

    Security footage from outside the recreation center showed Loehmann and Garmback's police cruiser skidding to a halt near Rice, at which point Loehmann opened the car door and began firing at Rice within seconds.

    Only after the shooting did it emerge that Rice was 12 and had been playing with a plastic pellet gun that had its orange safety tip removed.

  • Good for the Bellaire Police Department for hiring Timothy Loehmann. He was not indicted or charged with a crime. I’m sure that with re-training and in-service instruction Mr. Loehmann can be a productive police officer.

  • The US just appointed a probable criminal to the supreme court and this comes as a surprise to anyone?

  • Finally a cop is being held accountable for his actions. This needs to be a common outcome so that this madness ends. Parents shouldn’t fear that their kids are walking to the grim reaper when they leave for school. I’m happy that there was a fair and justice outcome of this case. However, I am not happy

    Finally a cop is being held accountable for his actions. This needs to be a common outcome so that this madness ends. Parents shouldn’t fear that their kids are walking to the grim reaper when they leave for school. I’m happy that there was a fair and justice outcome of this case. However, I am not happy that this had to even happen.

  • Leave him alone. He was doing his job.

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