Today, a group of protesters delivered some 200,000 signatures in a petition backing up that demand.
Here's video shot this afternoon at the prosecutor's office:
LIVE FROM INSIDE THE PROSECUTORS OFFICE IN CLEVELAND. We just dropped off 200,000 signatures for the killing of 12 year old Tamir Rice. #YearWithoutTamir #JusticeForTamir!!! ✊✊✊✊Posted by Jason Pollock on Monday, 23 November 2015
And, in tandem, a statement from Law for Black Lives:
McGinty has not honored his obligations as a steward of justice. To the contrary, at every step of the process – from his refusal to call a grand jury for nearly a year, to his complete dismissal of an Ohio judge’s ruling that criminal charges should be brought, to his disrespectful comments about the family of Tamir Rice, to his reliance on and publication of dubious experts’ findings – he has acted defensively with regard to Officer Loehmann and Garmback’s use of force, and offensively against Tamir Rice’s family. We have little faith that McGinty will objectively and effectively seek justice in this case.
Yesterday, members of Tamir's family spoke at a vigil at Cudell Rec Center. While much of the afternoon was spent solemnly reflecting on memories of the 12-year-old's life, the central message communicated was the demand that McGinty step away from the case.