Tamir Rice

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When news came out that Samaria Rice had moved into a homeless shelter, many felt great sympathy for her. Rice couldn’t bear to reside in the home so close to the scene of where her 12-year-old son Tamir was killed in the daytime back in November. Yet by the kindness of the Tamir Rice Memorial Fund, a GoFundMe campaign, over $46,000 has been raised. Through those donations, and with surviving kin by her side, it’s been confirmed that Rice has been able to move into a new home. The money will also help with the legal fees of her case for Tamir’s justice.

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To Samaria Rice, the move into a homeless shelter felt necessary in maintaining her current emotional and financial state. On top of a heavy heart still reeling from her son’s death, the legal fees of her civil rights lawsuit were beginning to mount.

On Monday, via a court filingthe Rices asked for a Cleveland judge to resist from postponing their lawsuit against officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, as the cops had requested. The main reason being that the criminal investigation of Tamir’s death was still pending (his body hasn’t even been buried yet. It may still be needed for investigative purposes). And delaying the case would increase the legal fees they’ve already obtained. It’s been 5-6 months since Tamir died and neither a funeral or some form of justice have been actualized. How could this be?

Thankfully, the Tamir Rice Foundation, since February, has been looking out. It was initiated in Tallahassee, Florida, to help the Rice’s with their legal woes. The $46,000 has also given Samaria a peace of mind to move into a new home in Cleveland. A home where she can appropriately heal and continue fighting for her young son’s justice.

Just when we thought society has let us down or had broken our hearts again, news like this uplifts our spirits.

Here at HelloBeautiful, we’ll continue to send our best for Samaria’s well-being and support her fight for Tamir’s civil rights.

Here’s hoping next time we report on Tamir, we’ll have even better news about the status of the case.


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