I frankly no longer know which words to use when the topic of a police officer killing an unarmed black person comes up. First, let me make clear that those who murder the innocent are NOT the majority of police officers. But the pattern is so clear, the results so frequent that one must reach a conclusion, these can not ALL be a mistake.There is something about encountering a black skinned man on the streets or highways which leads some cops to just blast away.
Terrence Crutcher had just enrolled in a community college program. His SUV broke down on the street. Someone called 911 to report that a car was blocking the street. A police helicopter was hovering over head. Officer Betty Shelby arrived at the scene and was soon joined by two other cops. A video clearly shows Mr. Crutcher with arms in the air walking toward the police. Officer Shelby shot him,later claiming he was walking back to the car to get a weapon. HUH! If he was walking back to his car, how the hell did she know he was getting a gun?? Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan could only say: “TV footage was very disturbing and difficult to watch.”