CINCINNATI -- Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Sam DuBose's shooting death at the hands of University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing at a traffic stop in Mount Auburn.
The 43-year-old's family will hold a rally and picnic honoring his life at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Classon Park.
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Black Lives Matter held a meeting Monday night, just one day after three more police officers were shot and killed in Louisiana. Brian Taylor, an organizer of Cincinnati's Black Lives Matter, says police created this situation and that they are the ones with the power to stop it.
“You cannot keep killing black people and not expect there to be a reaction by some layers,” Taylor said.
Derek Terry added, “Racism is real. It didn’t end with the killing of Dr. King. It didn’t end with the election of Barack Obama.”
Tensing has been charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter in DuBose's death. A pretrial hearing was held in May. Tensing has pleaded not guilty, and his trial is scheduled for Oct. 24.