New York Times Publishes Video on Rice Family

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"It's been five months since a rookie police officer in Cleveland fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice..."

Today, the New York Times published a video on those months of experience and reflection that the Rice family has been through. They moved out of their home near Cudell Rec Center in an effort to heal, Samaria Rice says, but they ended up homeless. Earlier this month, she and her daughter moved into another westside home.



The NYT interviewed family members at the Jefferson Library in Tremont and at the park where Tamir was killed.

"My son never had a chance. I'm still waiting for answers on Why? and What happened?" Samaria says.



Samaria Rice, Tamir’s mother, reflects on her experience with guns, and for the first time, Tamir’s friend Devin Mims, 16, talks openly about the toy gun he gave to Tamir the day of the shooting, explaining that he removed its orange safety tip because it was broken.

The Cuyahoga County sheriff’s office continues to investigate the shooting, and a grand jury is unlikely to convene until the inquiry is complete.

Watch the video here

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