Today’s post was about to be about Legoland. Instead, I am back to writing about the killing of black youth. But let’s start with a very important point: the Grand Jury was never going to indict the officers. How do I know? Because the prosecutor, Timothy McGinty, recommended against indictment. He used the justice system, manipulated the grand jury, and got the result that he wanted, able to pin the blame on people who quite literally relied upon him for legal advice. The man is a fraud, a liar, and when he asks the community to “respect the process,” shows utter disrespect for both the citizens he is sworn to serve and the process as well.
And that’s not the most contemptible thing that he said. He tells us that he told Tamir’s mother before making the public announcement, and “she was broken up”. No shit, jackass. You just told her that the killer of her son was going to suffer no legal consequence. Did you also tell her that you thought that it was the right decision? Did you tell her that it was the decision that you recommended? He called it “a tough conversation.” I call him a jackass and a discredit to the bar.
why am I surprised? His constituents weren’t. They expected this. The Black community of Cleveland watched him defend the officers. Tamir Rice was tall; he seemed like he was older than 12. He wore a men’s XL jacket. It’s perfectly logical that the officers thought that he was a threat. They had no way of knowing that the gun was a toy.
Timothy McGinty, you should be ashamed of yourself. You failed your community and your position. You make me sick.