Sad News: 6 Months Later, Tamir Rice Has Still Not Been Laid to Rest

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Tamir Rice Source: Jordan Gonzalez/Stringer / Getty
Over and over again, those of us sympathetic to the black lives matter movement have stood up in outrage to the senseless deaths of victims like Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and now Freddie Gray. But have we been paying enough attention to what happens to the victims? families in the months that follow?

The heartbreaking story of Tamir Rice reminds us just how important it is to stay vigilant about the events that continue to unfold around the victims at the center of the black lives matter movement even when they’re no longer making headlines. Over six months after being shot dead by a Cleveland police officer, 12-year-old Rice has yet to be buried. His body is still part of the ongoing investigation surrounding his death; those reviewing on the case are holding onto the corpse in case they need it for additional medical examination.

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