Oh my good dear sweet motherfucking lord Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.
Yes, I need to get specific to Mormons to convey my disgust for this thing.
Tamir Rice settlement should help educate kids on guns, Cleveland police union president says.
So yeah, the family of Tamir Rice, the little boy shot and killed by a cop for holding a toy gun after the cop barreled into the playground in his police car and gave the kid 0.00000001 seconds to reach before shooting and then didn't provide any kind of emergency care to the kid because he decided he'd rather stand around while Tamir bled out (deep breath) was awarded $6 million for their pain and suffering, which is not nearly fucking enough.
And this is what the Cleveland police had to say about it:
The usually talkative Loomis issued a news release that said "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.
"Something positive must come from this tragic loss. That would be educating youth of the dangers of possessing a real or replica firearm," the release continues.
Um. Excuse me.
HOW ABOUT TEACH YOUR COPS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF SHOOTING LITTLE BOYS FOR BEING LITTLE BOYS AND FOR BEING BLACK AND THEN NOT DOING ANYTHING TO PREVENT THEM FROM DYING IN THE PLAYGROUND HMMM HOW ABOUT THAT MAYBE TEACH YOUR COPS NOT TO BE RACIST MONSTERS WHO COULD GIVE A FUCK ABOUT THE LIVES OF BLACK CHILDREN MAYBE THAT'S A GOOD IDEA I DUNNO THINK ABOUT IT MAYBE.