On Sunday’s edition of MSNBC’s AM Joy with Joy Reid, the mother of slain 12-year-old Cleveland, Ohio native Tamir Rice discusses how President Barack Obama’s lack of real solutions to end police brutality is affecting the nation.
In the segment, Samaria Rice says it has been a struggle coping after the killing of her son in 2014. The mother and activist tells Reid that the Black Lives Matter movement has been important at enacting some change.
“I appreciate Black Lives Matter and them stepping up and showing me with unity looks like,” Rice says.
The activist against police brutality adds that white Americans also should stand up because it is happening to them as well. She explains that white Americans who do nothing are part of the problem.
Reid asks her about the presumptive candidates’ response. And Rice confidently says none of them are very outspoken on the issue.
“President Barack Obama, I don’t know what you are doing,” Rice says with disdain. “I don’t know how you are able to sleep at night … Nobody is getting any justice … I am very disappointed in him.”
The interview concludes with Rice saying that the RNC and the open-carry laws in Ohio are a “recipe for disaster.”