Using a unique mechanism in Ohio law, citizens groups presented evidence to a judge requesting charges and arrest against the police officers involved in killing 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November, 2014. The judge ordered that the prosecutor investigate and bring charges, but did not order the arrest of the police officers involved.
When we say Black Lives Matter, we are not saying that other’s lives don’t matter. We are just reminding people that Black Lives Matter as much as anyone else’s. Will justice prevail, hard to tell. A prosecutor can bring charges, but present the case weakly such that the jury has no choice but to say not-guilt because the charges were unproven. This is a long ways from done, we are a long ways from justice. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/06/judge_finds_probable_cause_for.html?cid=sm_tw_msnbc