Hip-Hop, Hollywood, and Twitter react to the murder of Terence Crutcher

RIP…

Social media is a buzz as unsettling dashboard camera and helicopter footage of the September 16th police shooting of Tulsa, Oklahoma man, Terence Crutcher, has been released…
 
Law enforcement video of the murder–which was leaked to the public on Monday–shows the 40-year-old father of four, walking with his hands up while backing away from the two cops, the moment before he was shot by white female officer, Betty Shelby–who  allegedly thought he was high on PCP, according to a statement from her attorney, Scott Wood, to the Tulsa World.
 
Terence, a black Music Appreciation student at Tulsa Community College, was reportedly en route home after class when his SUV stalled in the middle of the road–which supposedly prompted police to approach him and investigate the issue. 

 

PEEP THE FOOTAGE…


 

According to the New York Times, although 12 initially claimed they shot the victim after he refused to cooperate with them and reached into his car, Tulsa police chief Chuck Jordan stated at a news conference yesterday (September 19), that Terence was unarmed and did not have a weapon in his vehicle.

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In the wake of his murder, Hip-Hop honchos, Hollywood heavyweights, and members of the general public alike have taken to Twitter and Instagram in protest of the social injustices that are continuously being imposed up the African American community. 

 
PEEP..

So tired of seeing these videos. When do the people get protection? #TerenceCrutcher

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I JUST SEEN A TERRORIST SURVIVE A SHOOTOUT WITH THE POLICE AFTER BLOWING SOME SHIT UP AND LATER ON THAT DAY A BLACK MAN SHOT DOWN FOR NO REASON AT ALL! "I NEVER BELIEVED IN AMERICA" THE LAND WHERE THEY WILL TAKE YA HOUSE AND PUT YOUR KIDS OUT ON THE STREETS FOR SOME OWED TAX MONEY….. WHERE THEY GIVING OUT 30 YEARS SENTENCES FOR NON VIOLENT CRIMES TO MOSTLY BLACK OFFENDERS " I DONT THINK I WILL EVER VOTE,THAT STUFF NEVER FELT LIKE IT WAS FOR ME OR MY PEOPLE FROM WHERE THEY GIVE POOR PEOPLE MILLION DOLLAR BAILS AND SAY INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!!! FROM WHERE THEY SAY FREEDOM OF SPEECH BUT WILL GIVE YOU A 100 YEARS ABOUT A PHONE CONVERSATION WHERE THE WORLD EQUAL DOSENT EXSIST! THEY JUST TOOK MY FRIEND FREEDOM FOR SMOKING WEED ON PROBATION……. AND THIS COP THAT KILLED THIS MAN/FATHER GOING HOME TO BED TONIGHT?????

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#terrencecrutcher #handsup #enough

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Good morning America. In case they're still wondering why we say #BlackLivesMatter… Damn. How I wish that the outrage from a man taking a knee during a song would match the outrage of another life being ripped from under us. How I wish that you would love this country enough to actually acknowledge what's wrong with it and help fix it. How I wish that the truly good people would show their faces. How I wish that the men and women in uniform who actually ARE good and are here to protect and serve would stand up and acknowledge these executions. Is this what you want to represent your firm of officers? I believe deep down inside my heart that the majority of people are profoundly good. God I just wish you would all show up and prove it. #TerenceCrutcher ✊🏿🙏🏿✊🏿 📷 @nuafrica

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TALK ABOUT IT…

AS OF NOW…
 
Officer Shelby is currently on paid administrative leave as a result of the incident.

 

The Tulsa police department has opened a criminal investigation into the shooting and the federal justice department has opened a separate civil rights investigation.

 
REST IN PEACE..
THOUGHTS? 
 
By : Asia Grace 

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