Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
Cleveland Scene sues Downtown Cleveland Alliance for removing 26 distribution boxes from downtown
April 13, 2017
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Counsel for the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy shot by Cleveland police on November 22, 2014, have requested that the prosecutor seek a charge of aggravated murder. As explained in the linked letter to the prosecutor JSA-Letter-to-McGinty-Re-Aggravated-Murder-9-10-15, Ohio's aggravated-murder statute removes the element of "prior calculation and design" where the victim is under 13 years of age. All that is required is a purpose to kill.