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How the death of Terence Crutcher proves racist police are as deadly as ISIS

Betty Shelby of the Tulsa Police Department. Tulsa Police Department and her victim Terence Crutcher, 40

Betty Shelby via Tulsa Police Department.  Terence Crutcher via Facebook

It happens every time an unarmed Black person is killed by police and with the death of Terence Crutcher, it will happen again. Someone in the media or law enforcement will present methods that Black citizens can use to avoid conflict with police officers. There are even classes that attempt to teach young Black men how to survive interactions with police.

For example, Sheldon Smith and his foundation created a 12-week course to help Black men avoid police brutality. Some of the tactics included:

  • Stay calm.
  • Speak respectfully.
  • Never demand a police officer’s badge number.
  • If you get pulled over, keep your hands on the wheel.
  • Never question officers in a dark alley about tactics you think are unjust.

In theory, those actions should keep Black men from being killed or brutalized by police. However, that theory doesn’t work when the officers involved have racial biases and a gun.

A recent video proved that Crutcher, 40, had his hands raised when he was shot and killed by Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby. Crutcher, who was unarmed, kept his hands raised and leaned against a car before he was tasered by officer Tyler Turnbough and eventually killed by Shelby. Shortly before he was killed, an officer on the scene said, “He looks like a bad dude.” It was a case of racial profiling from the beginning.

Crutcher’s only crime was being a Black man who happened to cross paths with a racist police officer. His case proves that Black people always face the possibility of death when stopped by a police officer who holds racial biases. There aren’t any methods that can save a Black person and that’s troubling. It’s essentially a form of domestic terrorism. Blacks are being targeted by racist extremists who hold a badge and a gun and there has yet to be a significant movement to prevent this from happening. The voices of Black Lives Matter, concerned politicians, celebrity activists, and even President Obama have yet to put an end to police terrorism.

Terrorists aren’t concerned with playing by the rules. They are driven by sociopathic desires to kill and destroy anyone who they view as an enemy. And for the racist officer with a gun, Black people are the enemy. Any trained officer understands that an unarmed person with their hands raised should not be attacked with deadly force. But an officer who thinks like a terrorist will find a reason to react with violence.

It only proves that the number of deaths and brutality of Black people will continue to rise until racist police officers are viewed to be as deadly as members of ISIS.


42 Comments

  1. sugarntasty on September 20, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Crutcher family you have my condolence and respect advocacy disagree with conduct. Why exclusive behavior antics is apparent gender White female officer ask you. Do gender respect diversity contrary, interracial love pious White women bought up superior. Crutcher family time sue we’ll never see Terence seek justice demand death penal for officer. Killer using rules of NAPO they detest LGTBQ society socialism” mayoral office is guilty. Sadly majority impartial use racism victims cause this inaccurate fear factor mention. Clubs yes, LGBTQ afraid of diversity so called liberal America when Black men speak of authority intimidation. RollingOut if White officers think twice there not nice, it’s income liability NAPO liars. Ask DeIrish Moss and Toney Chaplin forgotten Eugene Jones Black police chiefs where majority. Didn’t get social relief only grief to residents seek repeal of police misconduct.Gangs control the police since pay taxes whom enemies hiding bigotry. Whites fear successful minorities sue city police officer family criminal put prison for life! Murder man why? Racist trash! Going use Black conservatives, to appease whom? Ignore socialism segregation this oppression!

    • Robert Slackware on September 21, 2016 at 6:02 am

      you also seem to ignore sentence structure. I can’t follow anything you are writing.

      • Sol Rothstein on September 21, 2016 at 12:01 pm

        That SNOW-PIG was wrong…she should not have been out there.

        WHITE people need help, and BLACK FOLKS need to become Teachers of PAIN.

        • Robert Slackware on September 22, 2016 at 2:08 pm

          and he should not have been parking in the oncoming traffics lane.
          She was CALLED there. Never call the cops.

          • Sol Rothstein on September 23, 2016 at 6:51 pm

            Preach…



          • John J Rouse on September 24, 2016 at 1:54 pm

            Cops were called by passing motorists who said this drugged crazed black was telling people to,get away from his car because it’s about to blow



        • John J Rouse on September 24, 2016 at 1:53 pm

          Why do we need to help? I don’t care enough. There problems aren’t my problems.

          • Sol Rothstein on September 25, 2016 at 12:26 pm

            John J Rouse…by the time it becomes your PROBLEM it’s too late.

            Just know here in AMERICA…it’s too late, for WHITE FOLKS, you all lost the race war…

            (2012 — more MINORITIES born than WHITES in America…)



          • John J Rouse on September 25, 2016 at 3:06 pm

            Where in the world do you brown clowns flourish on your own? Nowhere. That’s why y’all risk life and limb to,come to,civilized countries,. Once this country goes brown as poop, we will know longer be a super power and will be in full decline and power will go back to,Europe. Fortunately that’ll be many many years from now.



          • Sol Rothstein on September 25, 2016 at 6:09 pm

            Sir,

            I am a Black JEW. My father and mother before were JEWS. We have been in NYC before you floated your Irish YUCKY ASS to the NEW WORLD.



          • John J Rouse on September 25, 2016 at 6:47 pm

            Nothing worst than the New York Jew. Just ask al,Sharpton.



          • Sol Rothstein on September 25, 2016 at 6:58 pm

            He is working for us now…We employ him not YOU…Heck we probably EMPLOYING YOU TOO…

            What is your field of work…and please do NOT tell me you work for yourself. You too stupid to do that.



          • John J Rouse on September 25, 2016 at 7:10 pm

            Employ us with what? Doesn’t your black ass actually have to work first? You sound too,fucking stupid to,do,anything. So I’m guessing you push out nigglets for a living, like most uneducated SheBoons.



          • Sol Rothstein on September 26, 2016 at 9:42 am

            I am guessing, you STEAL for a living…isn’t that what you THIEVING IRISH are know for…South Boston is full of Irish THIEVES…



          • John J Rouse on September 25, 2016 at 6:50 pm

            Who the hell says in Irish? I’m Native American, Italian and polish. We were here long long before you hook noses.



          • Sol Rothstein on September 25, 2016 at 6:56 pm

            Ahhh…so now you Native American, Italian and Polish with an “IRISH” SIR NAME…got it…

            Do you know how stupid you sound…GOOGLE your last name “Rouse.” That is an IRISH NAME…so you better get a DNA TEST from Ancestry.

            Sir, I know it’s hard to have a BLACK JEW tell you the truth but someone had to.



          • John J Rouse on September 25, 2016 at 7:08 pm

            Rouse is Italian, you low IQ black motherfucking idiot.



          • John J Rouse on September 25, 2016 at 7:14 pm

            You’re part of the race that has, by far, the lowest IQ and no accomplishments to speak of.



          • Sol Rothstein on September 26, 2016 at 9:41 am

            I am so low in “IQ,” but I proved you wrong, and I proved you are a liar.

            So much for “Low IQ”…now take your “LIE IQ” and fuck off…



          • John J Rouse on September 26, 2016 at 11:59 am

            You have two white parents so the low iq doesn’t
            Apply to you. You’re just a compulsive liar and I called
            You out
            On it



          • Sol Rothstein on September 27, 2016 at 4:32 pm

            Whites from Europe and America don’t score better on SAT, ACT, or Professional test WHEN COMPARED to Africans from Africa.

            Speak on that…John J Rouse…you have nothing to say…hehe



          • John J Rouse on September 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm

            That’s very untrue and you know it. Here’s my source……where is yours?

            http://theunsilencedscience.blogspot.com/2012/04/racial-amplitudes-of-scholastic.html



          • John J Rouse on September 25, 2016 at 7:21 pm

            How can you be a black Jew when you have two white parents? You sound confused as hell. Lol



          • Sol Rothstein on September 26, 2016 at 9:40 am

            Dick face, think deeper.



          • John J Rouse on September 26, 2016 at 10:17 am

            Why lie about being part of the dumbest race…..you have two white parents



        • Robert Slackware on October 23, 2016 at 5:28 pm

          That is their problem. pain can be ignored.
          I was not aware this was in mexico. THat changes everything. If it had been in america, cop had every right to be there.

      • sugarntasty on September 21, 2016 at 4:29 pm

        SImply don’t read them, go troll somewhere else didn’t have. Use proper
        I’ll enroll in “English” course along protecting police abuse asshole!

        • Robert Slackware on September 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm

          Non of his sentences seem to have anything to do with police abuse.
          That was my point, just disjointed words.

          • sugarntasty on September 26, 2016 at 6:04 pm

            Did you say anything worth writing NAPO support! Kiss my ?



  2. jason sheppard on September 21, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Arrest her already! For God sakes!

  3. britishrose on September 21, 2016 at 2:32 am

    BLESS YOU ROLLIN OUT!!! YOU NAILED IT .. and ima sure a lot of so called peace officers will want to jump a bridge , im surprised how many female racist cops are in this group , a black female cop is not affraid of black men , and she realize her job is dangerous and not like what on tv … white female cop have been known to be brutal verbally real agressive ..like forcing u to the ground ad escalating the event and calling for backup .. cause she is scared and she will kill if she feels threaten by a smile .. she is evil mostly foregetting shes a mother and she want her son to come home and not a funeral home ., its time for us to stand tall ,, its no mysterie why it getting common BUT IT ALWAY BEEN SINCELESS KILLING OF BLACKS HUNG FROM TREES … BURNED ALIVE , PENIS CUT.. WHIPPED TO DEATH AND STARVED , I PROMISE WHITE GENERATION FROM 1740 TO NOW WILL PAY AND HAS PAID ALREADY FOR KILLING BLACKS

    • Robert Slackware on September 21, 2016 at 6:04 am

      I’m not worried at all. 250 years and still the idiots refuse to carry a gun and protect themselves. In fact they vote for their massas, and DEMAND they not be allowed to carry a gun.
      Move to chicao and you will be safe form cops.

  4. Robert Slackware on September 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

    How dumb do you have to be to not see the one common factor. UNARMED. Stop being an idiot and arm yourself. Cops don’t shoot people who can shoot back, it’s bad for their retirement plans.

    • Sol Rothstein on September 21, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      NOW you talking my languages…GUNS protect GUNS…

      • Robert Slackware on September 22, 2016 at 2:07 pm

        Well a WARM gun can protect a gun. couple weeks ago moron with 31 of them lost them all by not firing.

      • Robert Slackware on October 23, 2016 at 5:26 pm

        Only way I know to stop someone in blue who took your gun is with your other gun.
        If you don’t give them the gun they get very mad. With multiple guns everyone is happy. Plus I found out by accident 5 guns and 250 rounds gets you out of a ticket. cop got tired of waiting for me to empty my pockets, and told me to pick them up and stop speeding.

    • John J Rouse on September 24, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Well looks like the black cop in Charlotte proved you wrong, you just have to be faster than the criminal.

  5. MotleyDogg on September 22, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I always find it amusing those that are so quick to say “racist”,.. when there is no actual evidence of it. This is why we cannot have an honest discussion about race, for one side can only see things one way

  6. nosey rosy on September 24, 2016 at 12:41 am

    FUNNY YOU CALL THEM TERRIST AND ALL OF THEM WENT TO afghanistan supposedly to fight terrism well well… i quest it only took 2 of them to kill ben laden while they send the other american terrist back home with terrist experience? to involk terrism on BLACK AMERICAN !! WHO BETTER .. to practice on since USA $$ PAID FOR ALL IDIOTS TO COME BACK … every since they return to american soil blacks have been target and victims of combat brain washing GONE WRONG . we are the enemies like the afghan citizens were … many were killed over there . and since white were already racist .. giving them a gun was like giveig a rooe to a patty roller slave catcher >.. u cant trust cops
    CAUSE SHE KNEW HER GUN WAS A WEAPON AND U DONT NEED A WEAPON FOR REASOING .. JUDGE JURY EXECUTIONR SADLY THIS IS WHO THEY ARE

    • John J Rouse on September 24, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      It’s spelled terrorism.

  7. SrAgri on May 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    “Crutcher’s only crime was being a Black man who happened to cross paths with a racist police officer.”
    Sure, if you ignore Crutcher’s PCP use, illegally parking in the middle of a road, and failure to obey an officer’s commands.