Two new police shootings?
Pastor Terence Crutcher died in hospital on Friday from a single shot fired by officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She opened fire after the 40-year-old was initially tasered by another cop on the scene.
Seems indefensible, cop should be charged and I am guessing she will.
HOWEVER: My BS detector is going off a bit…
But those closest to the 40-year-old victim, Terence Crutcher, described him as a church-going father who was beginning to turn his life around. After marking his 40th birthday with his twin sister last month, Crutcher sent her a text that read, “I’m gonna show you, I’m gonna make you all proud.”
Crutcher was due to start a music appreciation class at a local community college on Friday, the day he was fatally shot by Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby after she responded to a report of a stalled vehicle.
The shooting was captured in graphic detail by a police helicopter and a cruiser dashcam, though it’s not clear from that footage what led Shelby to draw her gun or what orders officers gave Crutcher. An attorney representing Crutcher’s family says Crutcher committed no crime and gave officers no reason to shoot him.
Shelby was put on paid administrative leave while local and federal officials investigate the shooting.
Crutcher’s criminal history includes a 1995 arrest in nearby Osage County in which officers reported they saw him fire his weapon out a vehicle window. Records obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday show that when Crutcher was ordered to exit the vehicle for a pat-down search, he began making a movement to his right ankle before an officer managed to get control of Crutcher. A .25-caliber pistol was found in his right sock, the arresting officer wrote in an affidavit.
Crutcher eventually entered a no-contest plea to charges of carrying a weapon and resisting an officer and received suspended sentences, court records show.
Oklahoma prison officials confirmed Tuesday that Crutcher also served four years in prison from 2007 to 2011 on a Tulsa County drug trafficking conviction.
Crutcher’s family could not be reached for comment on his criminal record. But an attorney for his family, Melvin Hall, said those details were not known by police at the scene.
“Nobody claimed that he was a perfect individual. Who is perfect? But that night he was not a criminal,” Hall said. “He did not have any warrants. He had not done anything wrong. He had a malfunctioning vehicle, and he should have been treated accordingly.”
Terence Crutcher was scheduled to begin the music class at Tulsa Community College on the day he was shot, and TCC President Leigh Goodson said in a statement that Crutcher had talked with staff about his desire to be successful in college.
“He brought to TCC his talents, hopes and dreams of creating a successful life by dedicating himself to completing a degree,” Goodson said.
STORY 2: A black (media leaving this part out) officer shoots by black man in a car, family says he was reading (that sounds like a BS thing to me)…
The man was armed but not the man police were looking for, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release.
The late-afternoon shooting set off an angry crowd response that grew as the hours passed.
It was not clear why authorities were serving the warrant. While they were looking for that individual, officers saw a man get out of a car with a gun, then get back into the vehicle, the statement said.
Officers moved in.
“The subject got back out of the vehicle armed with a firearm and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject,” police said.
Police Chief Kerr Putney said at least one officer shot the man. Two investigative branches of the department were looking into the shooting, he said
Block roads and loot a Wal-Mart? Makes sense to me.
Don’t worry, Hillary Clinton has this…
Seriously, go read that again. She is speaking to white people, on the Steve Harvey show (starts 7 minutes in)…
Pander. Pander. Pander.
How is this different than Trump speaking to blacks in front of a white audience?
Please end this election.
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