Cops and Kids: Setting Rules That Save Lives
The Crime Report
January 8, 2018

“It’s been over three years since 12-year old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a police officer on Nov. 22, 2014 as he played with a toy gun in a park in Cleveland, and since an unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown was gunned down on Aug. 9, 2014 by a police officer—two tragedies which rocked the nation and helped trigger a national clamor for police reform.

“But why has so little actually changed in police practices? Why do we continue to read about and watch a steady stream of stories and videos depicting police mistreating young people? Why do relations between communities and law enforcement continue to deteriorate in so many jurisdictions?”

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