One victim highlighted the dilemma she faced after the assault: "What am I going to do? Call the cops? He was a cop."
"I don't need all this attention, but I feel like I have to do something good with it, I have to turn my anger into something positive."
It was announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, that Garry McCarthy was officially fired from his position as Chicago's Chief of Police.
Leaders in the pursuit of justice say demonstrations will continue: there is such profound distrust and alienation from the police in the neighborhoods most affected.
"If there was no protest that would mean we've become immune to this madness."
The shooting of Tamir Rice occurred on the afternoon of Nov. 22 after a resident saw him waving a toy gun in the park.
A man who recorded the incident said it began when he and friends were walking across a barricaded street and the light changed as they were crossing.
The trial of the former Oklahoma City police officer charged with sexually assaulting and raping 13 black women, began this Monday.
Hashtag #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh has been trending on social media platforms, with users calling for a end to police violence.
The family of Tamir Rice, 12-year-old Black child shot by police last November, and their attorneys denounced the nearly one-year delay in charging officers responsible.