Article summary: In Tamir Rice Case, Many Errors By Cleveland Police, Then A Fatal One
by audreylegault on January 27, 2015 - 1:26am
The New York Times
By Shaila Dewan and Richard A. Oppel Jr. January 22nd, 2015
The article “In Tamir Rice Case, Many Errors By Cleveland Police, Then A Fatal One” of the New York times treated of the unfair and horrible behavior that the Cleveland police department demonstrated yet again on a citizen. Following the case of the young Tamir Rice, a 12 years old boy wrongfully killed by a police officer, Shaila Dewan and Richard A. Oppel Jr. described everything that was wrong with the overuse of force by the police department. The article demonstrated how the police couldn’t handle the situation well and murdered a young boy. It is important to add that the police did not suffer any consequences related to the murder of the boy. Using the case of Tamir Rice as a parallel, the authors demonstrated how it was a recurring problem in today’s society. The article mainly treated of the lack of organization on a supervisory level in a police department, causing these tragedies, but also mentioned cases of racial profiling. A lot of young people of colour have been shot or murdered by police officers. Mike Brown and Eric Garner are two examples of the consequences of the lack of management in a police department as well as racial profiling.
Racial profiling is something that should not be acceptable, and as long as police officers can get away with it, there is a fundamental problem in our society. Racism still exists. As a community and as a society, nobody should support this kind of attitude toward any other human being. The article encourages a new perspective on the racial issues in the country. It hints towards a change in attitude and support.
I believe that the New York Times is a reliable source because it is a published journal that is recognised worldwide.