'Cleveland's Terrible Stain' is the title of the editorial released by the New York Times on Tuesday regarding the Tamir Rice case.
The editorial begins with this statement:
Tamir Rice of Cleveland would be alive today had he been a white 12-year-old playing with a toy gun in just about any middle-class neighborhood in the country on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 2014.
The article continued, stating Tamir's misfortune was being black and poor in a city with police that have a history of misbehavior.
The New York Times said Tamir's death was portrayed as a result of a tragic misunderstanding by the police department and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office after a Grand Jury decided to not indict the two officers involved in his fatal shooting.
Officials found a way to shift the blame for Tamir's death onto the 12-year-old himself, the New York Times said.
To read the full editorial, visit nytimes.com.