Earlier today, news broke that the city of Cleveland reached a $6 million settlement with the family of slain 12-year-old, Tamir Rice.
Following the settlement, Steve Loomis, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association, had the AUDACITY to issue a news release saying:
“We can only hope the Rice family and their attorneys will use a portion of this settlement to help educate the youth of Cleveland in the dangers associated with the mishandling of both real and facsimile firearms. Something positive must come from this tragic loss. That would be educating youth of the dangers of possessing a real or replica firearm.”
We can’t think of a more horrific thing to say to a family whose child was murdered at the hands of police.
Maybe the city should cut police salaries and use that money to help educate officers on how not to kill people.