"This is the 800 pound gorilla in the room. How come no Black officers were involved in the shooting? This is a city that 65%-75% Black and Hispanic, how come no black officers fired a shot," asked the group's leader Khalid Samad.
"Those police officers, they neglected the training that they were put through because they had one idea on their mind, that's to kill two black people," added Rudolf Muhammad.
This group says officers are hiding behind their statement of -- "I feared for my life" -- namely from Officer Michael Brelo who not only reloaded three times during the barrage of bullets but also jumped on the hood of his squad car and that of the suspects.
"He clearly was not in fear of his life. That was an aggressive and assertive move and if you're in fear for your life you don't make an assertive move like that," said Samad.
They also want Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty to recues himself, saying he favors the police.
"Let us not forget that the crime was murder," said Griot Y-Von from the Audacity of Hope group. "Against two humans. So insert humanity into this whole issue."
Even though DeWine has clearly blamed the system and police brass, Samad places no blame on the Mayor or Police Chief.
"In the sense of that pursuit I wouldn't say that either one of them are responsible."
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:58 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:58:02 GMT
Shooting in Home Depot parking lot
One man is dead after an online deal went bad in the parking lot of an Arizona Home Depot, police said. The man approached a vehicle around 3 p.m. occupied by two men who were selling items they had postedMore >
The victim approached a vehicle around 3 p.m. occupied by two men who were selling items they had posted online, according to Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:19:23 GMT
Arizona State University says it is no longer recognizing the Sigma Alpha Epsilon as a fraternity chapter on its campus. The move comes in the wake of a series of well-publicized incidents where one member,More >
Arizona State University says it is no longer recognizing the Sigma Alpha Epsilon as a fraternity chapter on its campus.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:55:16 GMT
Tempe police need help identifying the woman in the sketch. (Source: Tempe Police)
Authorities in Tempe say the battered, nude body of a woman was discovered in a Tempe neighborhood street early Saturday morning.Tempe Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pooley said the body was discovered nearMore >
Tempe police said the battered, nude body of a woman was discovered on a neighborhood street early Saturday morning.More >
Monday, June 17 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:21:07 GMT
An Arizona prison inmate is dead from an apparent homicide, state Department of Corrections officials said. John Jones, 63, died Monday at the Lewis complex in Buckeye. DOC officials stopped short ofMore >
John Jones, 63, died Monday at the Lewis complex in Buckeye.More >