Cleveland Protestors Call Upon LeBron James Following the Tamir Rice Decision

click to enlarge Cleveland Protestors Call Upon LeBron James Following the Tamir Rice Decision
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As the Cavaliers took the court in Phoenix, Arizona Monday night to play the Suns, activists took to Twitter. They called upon Cleveland's golden-boy, LeBron James, using the hashtag #NoJusticeNoLebron, to stand up against the decision in the Tamir Rice case released earlier that day.

The movement was in response to the announcement from Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty that a grand jury had decided not to indict the officers involved in the deadly shooting of twelve-year-old Tamir Rice. 
Led by writer Tariq Touré, protestors have taken to twitter to request that the NBA star refuse to play in upcoming games until the DOJ — independently investigating, spokespersons have said — "imprisions the murderers of Tamir Rice".
James is no rookie to activism. Last year, he and his teammates donned black T-shirts with the words "I Can't Breathe" lettered in white across the front. That gesture was in support of the family of Eric Garner, a black male killed by police in New York City months before.  However, the movement has not been fully unified as some see the demand as too "big of a burden to place on one individual."

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Phoebe Potiker

Phoebe Potiker is a college freshman at Ohio State University studying both Journalism and Public Affairs. Phoebe is currently a blogging intern at Cleveland Scene, covering local news stories. A graduate of Shaker Heights High School, Phoebe has resided in the East Side suburb her entire life and has been raised...
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