Tamir Rice’s Mother Comments on LeBron James Not Giving Statement on Son’s Death

January 6th, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »
One week after Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James made careful comments regarding the death of Tamir Rice, the boy's mother spoke out regarding LeBron's reluctance.

The 12-year-old Rice was shot and killed by a police officer in Cleveland in 2014, and it was recently ruled the officers on the scene would not face charges, according to Ashley Fantz, Steve Almasy and Catherine E. Shoichet of CNN.com.

Rice's family has received a great deal of support since the ruling. Because LeBron hasn't been shy about attaching his name to social issues in the past—he showed support for the likes of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner after their publicized deaths—"activists have started a social media campaign calling for James to sit out games in protest of the grand jury decision," according to ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin.

James said on Dec. 29 he wasn't educated enough on the subject to take a stand, per McMenamin:

For me, I've always been a guy who's took pride in knowledge of every situation that I've ever spoke on. And to be honest, I haven't really been on top of this issue. So it's hard for me to comment. I understand that ...

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