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."

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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)

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

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Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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