People protest outside the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in Cleveland on Tuesday. People marched peacefully to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict two white Cleveland police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy who was playing with a pellet gun.
People protest outside the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in Cleveland on Tuesday. People marched peacefully to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict two white Cleveland police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy who was playing with a pellet gun. Tony Dejak The Associated Press
People protest outside the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in Cleveland on Tuesday. People marched peacefully to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict two white Cleveland police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy who was playing with a pellet gun. Tony Dejak The Associated Press
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

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Erika D. Smith: With justice elusive for Tamir Rice, Black Lives Matter is just getting started

January 01, 2016 10:00 PM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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