'Pokemon Go' stop stirs memories of Tamir Rice

Posted at 2:17 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 14:19:45-04

While the spot where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot is not marked by a physical plaque, it is marked by a virtual one - a stop in the popular 'Pokemon Go' game, released earlier this month by Niantic Labs. 

The Cudell Gazebo is a stop on the game's map where, like any other, players can spin to earn different game items. However it's description is what makes it special.

Cudell Park Pokemon Go Stop

It reads, "Community memorial for Tamir Rice, shot and killed by CPD officers who shot him in under 2s after breaking department policy regarding escalation of force."

Other PokeStops include historical sites like museums and memorials, and other public places like parks and churches. 

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