- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 3, 2016

The 15-year-old daughter of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white University of Cincinnati police officer called this week’s Black Lives Matter protests outside the former officer’s murder trial “baloney.”

Chyna-Shakura DuBose-Reid watched as a group of more than 50 people gathered at the Hamilton County Courthouse, chanting and calling for the conviction of Ray Tensing, the fired officer who shot and killed 43-year-old Samuel DuBose on July 19, 2015, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

“It’s kind of baloney to me,” the 15-year-old Princeton High School student said of the protest. “It is not helping at all. It’s more of a distraction than anything.”

In the spirit of Halloween, one black woman reportedly came dressed as the grim reaper and carried a noose with the apparent ghost of a black man hanging from it. Most of the Black Lives Matter protesters were white, The Enquirer noted.

“They’re trying to get justice on the streets,” Chyna told The Enquirer. “We’ve been trying to get justice on the streets for centuries. They do not hear us. Our family is trying to get justice inside the courthouse.”

That’s when protesters reportedly started chanting, “Say his name!” and “Sam DuBose!”

“Thank you, but at the same time, I’m not sure how it helps,” Chyna responded.

Chyna’s mother, Dashonda Reid, said the death of her fiancé made her more determined to raise independent thinkers.

Black Lives Matter organizers of the Countdown to Conviction Coalition say they planned to protest at the courthouse every day until Mr. Tensing is convicted.

“There will be no justice until he’s convicted,” organizer Brian Taylor said Monday morning. “There will be no conviction unless we come out every day.”

“We know you can’t take two weeks off from work,” Mr. Taylor told protesters. “But if you can get down here, even for a short time, we want to have people chanting or holding signs.”

Mr. Tensing was indicted last July on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter after he fatally shot Sam DuBose during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate, the Daily Caller reported. His trial began on Monday and is expected to end by Nov. 18, according to Hamilton County Judge Megan.

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