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Tamir Rice's Mom Demands Justice on Two-Year Anniversary of Killing

Samaria Rice said she lost all faith in the government and called for a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

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    This undated photo provided by the family's attorney shows Tamir Rice. Rice, 12, was fatally shot by police in Cleveland, Ohio, after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings.

    On the second anniversary of her son's death, Samaria Rice stood on the steps of the police headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, and read out a list of demands, NBC News reports. 

    First, she said, fire the police officers who killed her 12-year-old son, Tamir. 

    "These two years have felt like hell and many sleepless nights, when I close my eyes to try to get some rest all I can see is my son getting shot," Rice said, later adding, "Our tax dollars are paying these killer p*gs." 

    Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police officers on Nov. 22, 2014. Video of the incident shows a police cruiser racing to the front of a recreation center and pulling up alongside the boy. One of the officers quickly fires two shots and the child crumples to the ground and dies. Rice had been brandishing a pellet gun.

    Samira Rice said that she had lost faith in the government, including the Obama administration, and its ability to protect children.