In this edition of The Roland Martin Show, Martin discusses the latest developments in the Tamir Rice Case. Tamir Rice’s mother, Samaria Rice has called for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office to step aside and is asking for a special prosecutor to take over of the criminal investigation into her son’s death.
The Georgia Legislature is likely to review a proposal that would end some special privileges Georgia police have when they shoot and kill someone and the case goes to a grand jury for possible charges.
According to AJC.com, “Georgia is the only state that allows an officer to be in the grand jury room the entire proceeding, hear all the evidence against them and close out the proceeding with a statement that can’t be questioned by prosecutors or grand jurors. Prosecutors say it hinders justice in cases where there is a questionable shooting.”
Pastor Jamal Bryant was booked to appear on the Daystar Christian Television Network but a company representative cancelled Bryant’s appearance because of his affiliation with Min. Louis Farrakhan’s Justice or Else rally. Martin called Daystar to question Joni Lamb and Marcus Lamb about them dropping Bryant’s appearance. (Since the recording of Monday’s edition of The Roland Martin Show Pastor Bryant has been reinvited to Daystar to discuss #BlackLivesMatter and racial reconciliation in the church.)
Plus live coverage of Bryan Stevenson’s lecture at the Schomburg Center.
All that and more in this edition of “The Roland Martin Show” Audio Podcast.