Ohio grand jury says no to indictment in Tamir Rice case

The police officers who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland last year will not face criminal charges.

An Ohio grand jury decided against an indictment, citing a lack of evidence of criminal conduct by the officers.

Filling in for Glenn on radio Tuesday morning, Doc Thompson and Skip Lacombe commented on the outcome of the trial.

"He was at the park with a fake gun, and cops rolled up. They shot him because they thought it was a real gun," Doc said. "The grand jury and the prosecutor all believe that he raised the gun and the police believed that it could be a real threat against their lives."

Listen to the segment or read the transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

DOC: Is this also an example of bad parenting what I'm about to share with you? Story broke late yesterday afternoon about an Ohio grand jury that has decided not to indict the two cops for the death of Tamir Rice. Now, Tamir Rice, you may remember, is the 12-year-old boy who was shot dead by a Cleveland police officer. Timothy Loehmann. His partner was with him, Frank Garmback. And both of them were presented to the grand jury for possible charges.

Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty now says that the grand jury decided they will not indict them. He will not pursue charges. Was Tamir Rice and his death at least somewhat a responsibility -- or -- from bad or failed parenting?

SKIP: Absolutely, I would say.

DOC: He's at the park. He didn't respect law enforcement. He didn't understand -- at very least, he didn't understand that police would think you would have a real gun.

SKIP: How was he never thought that you can't point a fake gun, a real gun, anything like that towards a police officer? That seems to be pretty basic upbringing parenting type of stuff. Or at least the general theme and respect for officers of the law.

DOC: I got to put some of his death on the parents, and that's frustrating. Difficult to say. Some people won't want to hear that. They'll think I'm being insensitive. I'm not. I cannot imagine losing one of my children. Man, it's overwhelming just the thought of it. Maybe most parents feel that way. But I have to put a little bit of this responsibility on the parent.

He was at the park with a fake gun, and cops rolled up. They shot him because they thought it was a real gun. Grand jury says, we're not going to indict the cops. The prosecutor is not going to pursue charges. Meaning, the grand jury and the prosecutor all believe that he raised the gun and the police believed that it could be a real threat against their lives.

The parents never taught him that? What are you teaching your kids at home? Younger than 12 years of age, I knew, you don't mess with cops. I wasn't pointing things at cops. I wasn't pointing sticks, throwing rocks or mouthing off at cops. You just didn't do that. Younger than 12.

SKIP: And you were a troubled kid. But, yeah, there was a certain line that you would draw that officers, cops, that's one area that you don't mess with.

DOC: That's it.

SKIP: For me, again, that's something that I was taught.

DOC: Right. And I think that's it. There's a certain line. Even though we did some bad things, got in trouble, broke the law, there was a certain line you just didn't do. You didn't cross. That was hijinks. Shenanigans. Little things. Still not right. Still not justified. Still you have to pay for your crimes. Still punished by the parents and law and whatever else. But you just didn't do certain things.

SKIP: Now that I think about it, my mom also told me too that if I was ever in trouble, I could talk to like a US postman too. I don't think that was probably the best --

DOC: It was different times back then. Back then, they were responsible people. It was a respectable job. Today, no.

I want to get your calls on Tamir Rice. Again, not going to be indicted. And, of course, the parents are outraged. The NAACP, outraged. Other groups of people outraged. This is just cops gunning down black kids. That's what they would have you believe. What do you think? Should the cops have been indicted? What am I missing in the video? What should the cops have done in that situation with Tamir Rice?

Featured Image: Cleveland Chief of Police Calvin Williams speaks to reporters in the Mayor's Conference Room at City Hall on Decmeber 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Earlier that day a grand jury declined to bring charges against either of the two police officers involved in the fatal November 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was playing with a toy weapon at Cudell Recreation Center. (Photo by Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)

On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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​Facebook BOYCOTT: Major corporations demand MORE social media censorship

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A Facebook anti-hate campaign called "Stop Hate for Profit" is gaining momentum, leading large companies like Patagonia, North Face, REI, and Ben & Jerry's to pull advertising revenue if Facebook doesn't do more to "stop the spread of hateful lies and dangerous propaganda on its platform."

But, what is considered "hateful"? It's anything that goes against the mob, and they won't stop with Facebook. Any voices that speak out against the progressive narrative will soon be censored and silenced. The more this campaign grows, the more our freedom of speech diminishes.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn Beck break down the details:



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On his TV show Wednesday night, Glenn revealed where Black Lives Matter gets its considerable funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar progressive characters.

Shortly after this program aired, one of the organizations, Thousand Currents, took down their board of directors page, which featured one of these characters.

Michael Rectenwald, a guest on Glenn's show, pointed out the suspicious change on Twitter.

Coincidence?

Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine. Here's a screenshot:

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Do you recognize your country anymore?

Me neither.

Not only is history being made, it's being rewritten and our history is being lost to Marxist revolutionaries as statues are toppled and Merriam-Webster changes our language. Does this passage from George Orwell's 1984 seem eerily similar to our day?:

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right." 1984, George Orwell

In the digital age, book burning is unnecessary. "Inappropriate" material just evaporates into the ether with a simple keystroke. The days I've been warning about for years are finally upon us and we need to be able to call on the wisdom of our Founding Fathers and other brilliant patriots and if you are relying on digital copies, you could find yourself out of luck.

Knowledge truly is power and we are now in the time where we need all the resources we can get, so I put together this list of the books you HAVE to have in your personal libraries. Along with these selections, I earnestly advise that you keep a journal. Your personal history is powerful and being able to preserve your thoughts and feelings for your posterity to learn from is an invaluable addition to any library.

I'd also suggest you look into Mercury One's "Leadership Training Program," the tools learned will be invaluable as you are able to inspect and learn from original sources as well as being taught by passionate historians. Stay tuned on this front, we have some exciting announcements coming soon.

You ARE the audience that will save the Republic and you have been prepared over the years for the role you need to play. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the people that Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about. America is good because it's people are good.

Keep up the good fight and God bless!

The 5000 Year Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen ​

The nation the Founders built is now in the throes of a political, economic, social, and spiritual crisis that has driven many to an almost frantic search for modern solutions. The truth is that the solutions have been available for a long time -- in the writings of our Founding Fathers -- carefully set forth in this timely book.

In The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World, Discover the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom. Learn how adherence to these beliefs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5000 years. These 28 Principles include The Genius of Natural Law, Virtuous and Moral Leaders, Equal Rights--Not Equal Things, and Avoiding the Burden of Debt.