Gazebo Set To Be Tamir Rice Memorial

by TV One Interns

September 19, 2016

The Cleveland gazebo where Tamir Rice was fatally shot by police, is set to be put on display as a memorial in the Stony Island Arts Bank museum in Chicago.

If you don’t know the horrible story, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was playing with a toy gun when police got a call about someone with an actual gun. Upon arrival, the police officer fatally shot Rice.

Tamir Rice

According to the New York Times, the gazebo serves as a painful reminder of the incident for Tamir Rice’s mother, Samaria Rice, who wished the gazebo would disappear:

“I just really wanted it destroyed. I didn’t want to see it ever again. It was a bad memory for me and a bad memory for that neighborhood, especially for the children.”

Hopefully the gazebo being placed in the museum will allow people to realize Tamir Rice is more than just a hashtag. He was a young boy with a family and a bright future ahead of him. The gazebo should make his death seem as real as it is.

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