How to Take a Stance

The story of Tamir Rice is devastating. November 22, 2014, Tamir was shot by police for having a BB pistol in his waistband. He died the next day in the early hours of the morning. He was 12.This week during the DNC, Mothers of the Movement had a speech in which they endorsed Hillary Clinton. The mothers of Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Jordan Davis, and Blair Holt stood on stage representing the group. Like most of the DNC, it was an \ praise of compliments for the Clinton.

This week during the DNC, Mothers of the Movement had a speech in which they endorsed Hillary Clinton. The mothers of Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Jordan Davis, and Blair Holt stood on stage representing the group. Like most of the DNC, it was more praise for Clinton.

But we didn’t see Samaria Rice on that stage. In a recent interview, she explains why she refuses to vouch for either candidate. For the obvious fact, Samaria refuses to choose Trump because he “needs some help” (among other things). She also dove into why she wouldn’t be joining the Mothers of the Movement speech nor support Hillary.

“I think we need a lotta talk on the table, not a little bit of talk, a lot of talk about police brutality, police accountability, making new policies, taking some away, and just reforming the whole system. I think that would make me feel better, and no candidate has did that for me yet.”

Hillary will close out the DNC tonight and likely shy away from the hot topic issue that is police accountability. It’s a shame when the (likely) next leader of the free world is shying away from something as simple as justice. Thank you Samaria Rice for taking a stand against politicians who won’t take a stand for the citizens they will represent, for not giving into the pressure of a political season to hastily choose a candidate, and for still demanding reform for your son.

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