A Judge Sentenced Two White Kids That Were Caught Carrying BB Guns With Writing Essays On Tamir Rice
FOX- A judge ordered two teenagers seen carrying BB guns that looked much more powerful, to write essays about Tamir Rice as part of their sentence.
Police in Parma, Ohio, were called to a park in February after a man called 911 and reported two young people, possibly teens, with a gun that may be fake. Video obtained by the FOX 8 I-Team shows police rolling up and two boys immediately raising their hands. Parma police say the kids were 12 and 15, and they both had BB guns that looked much more powerful. Police say the boys followed officer commands, and neither made any sudden moves.
In juvenile court, both boys admitted to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. The judge ordered them both to write a report on how their case was similar to Tamir Rice's case. Rice was 12-years-old when he was killed by police gunfire in November 2014 in Cleveland. A 911 caller reported someone in the city park brandishing what appeared to be a toy gun. Moments after an officer arrived on the scene, Tamir Rice was shot as he pulled the toy gun, airsoft pistol out of his waist band. Officers on the call had apparently never been told by a dispatcher that Rice had a gun that was not an actual high-powered handgun.
Now that's how you uphold justice! Someone give this judge a raise. No one's got a better grasp of how to use that gavel than the man that punished two white kids who were caught carrying BB guns by essentially making them write a paper victim blaming a now deceased 12 year old black boy. Seems legit. I can't think of a better form of discipline. The situations are so similar they were basically begging for a couple expertly written essays comparing and contrasting them. It's not like this correlation trivializes the loss of human life or something. If I were presiding over this case I would probably want to skirt around any parallels to a related case that has an endless amount of racial undertones, but that's why I'll never be blessed with the best seat on the bench. Plus, it was probably merely happenstance that the one that included a black kid ended in death, and the one that involved white kids ended in a homework assignment.
Luckily this ruling just happened to coincide with a dead period in racially charged news stories. Perfect time to bring more attention to the differences between how black people and white people are treated by law enforcement. With the way things were trending I bet people thought discrimination amongst entitled authority figures was a thing of the past. Good thing we have a couple caucasian teenagers tasked with giving us a detailed breakdown of the inequalities between how they were treated and how someone doing the same damn thing with darker skin was treated. That's sure to give the victim's family some closure and put everyone else's mind at ease.