Talk about chutzpah:
Cleveland Police Patrolman Association President Steve Loomis issued a statement on Monday afternoon saying that “something positive must come from this tragic loss.”
“We can only hope the Rice family and their attorneys will use a portion of this settlement to help educate the youth of Cleveland in the dangers associated with the mishandling of both real and facsimile firearms,” Loomis said in the statement.
Yeah, kids, don’t play with toys because a cop may show up and shoot you.
It takes a certain amount of racism and prejudice to assume that a 12-year-old black kid in a playground is a killer who needs to be dropped ten seconds after arriving on the scene, and a certain amount of just plain evil to rub the kid’s family’s noses in it.