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Were drugs involved in police shooting of unarmed Terence Crutcher?

Terence Crutcher via Facebook

Terence Crutcher via Facebook

The train of victim blaming is never late when a Black man is shot by police.This time it has made a stop during the investigation of the death of unarmed Black father of four, Terence Crutcher, 40. Video of his death showed the pastor with his arms raised as he was gunned down by police next to his stalled car.

Police claim that Crutcher ignored officers’ commands and was shot dead by Tulsa officer Betty Shelby, while her male partner used his taser. Before the encounter, an officer flying overhead is heard on a recording saying that Crutches looked like a “bad dude.” Police stated that Crutcher moved to the driver’s side door of the car when they fired on him, possibly as he was reaching inside the car. Now police have a possible explanation for his actions; it was announced that drugs were found inside Crutcher’s car. According to police, a vial of PCP, commonly known on the streets as “angel dust” was recovered. Angel dust is legendary for its affects of giving users extreme strength and uncontrollable behavior. At the height of the drugs’ popularity during the late ’70s and ’60s, there seemed to be a large uptick in police shootings of Black males high on PCP.

There was no possible way for police to know that PCP was in the vehicle, as Crutcher was stalled on the road and reportedly reading and awaiting help. But now the faint whiff of the possibility that “maybe he was high on angel dust” is being introduced.
Toxicology reports from Crutcher’s autopsy will not be available for weeks to determine if the drug was in his system. But just seeing the video of Crutcher’s police extrajudicial execution it is apparent that the unarmed man did nothing to deserve being shot down.

The train of victim blaming said unarmed Black male “Mike Brown was high on weed”; the train kept going and said that unarmed Black male  “Trayvon Martin was going to make ‘lean’ with Arizona Ice Tea and Skittles.” Now, it seems to stop and say unarmed Black male “Terence Crutcher had PCP in his car.”


13 Comments

  1. numbersonyourshirt on September 21, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Her lawyer said she was screaming at him and he was not complying and had his hands in and out his pocket and was acting strange and not answering questions.. and that she’s a drug expert so she knew he was on something.. so let’s ask the right question here, the helicopter video is released along with the dash cam from the 2nd police car that arrived.. where is the dash cam video from Betty Shelby vehicle? Why wasn’t it released along with the other two? Also, that police department received $600,000 USD grant for body cameras, a year later.. they still don’t have any. Where is the money and where is the cameras?

    • Sol Rothstein on September 21, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      $600,000 goes to PARTYING, bigger GUNS and Body Armour…NOT cameras….

      They want to keep you OPPRESSED.

    • carrollfamily on September 23, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Because her pursuit lights were not on, the dashcam was not activated. She wasn’t responding to this car in the middle of the road, she was on her way to investigate a domestic dispute.

  2. The Truth on September 21, 2016 at 11:37 am

    I don’t care if he was on house dust…he didn’t deserved to die! If she’s a drug expert, why didn’t she use her skills? it’s not killing the person (addict) that’s for damn sure….#BLACK LIVESDOMATTER!!

  3. Chuck on September 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    This situation is sad, no matter how it’s viewed. As a member of Crutcher’s family, I can say that he wasn’t a threat and didn’t deserve to be shot. However, as a member of Shelby’s family, I can say he shouldn’t have reached inside of his car and should have complied with the officers’ commands of getting on the ground. I pray for peace for everyone that is involved, and may God bless Crutcher’s soul.

    • Jazzman450 on September 23, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      The window was up! And how do you know he was not complying?! Just because the cop said he wasn’t?!

      • Chuck on September 25, 2016 at 1:12 pm

        I agree with your reply and after seeing the video, she deserves to be charged and convicted. Please note that I was in no way accusing this guy of doing anything wrong. At the time of my comments, I was only going by what was being reported.

  4. Dan Fryenpan on September 21, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    “Just sprinkle a little crack on him”

  5. Truth928 on September 21, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    He did PLENTY to deserve being shot down. How STUPID or high, do you have to be to disobey an officer who has their gun drawn!? THEN THE IDIOT LUNGES INTO HIS CAR…..Lets keep it real.the dude was COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL AND DANGEROUS.

    • Jazzman450 on September 23, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      That is bull$hit!! You idiot!! The window was up!!

    • The Truth on September 24, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      How the ‘F’ do you know? Was you there? Hell 2 the no…now that the truth is out about her being a addict her damn self…what you got to say about that Truth928? That roden ‘B’ tried to blame a man of color for shooting her, come to find out, she shot her own self! Don’t be so quick to judge, just because she’s white. She’s a dirty ‘B’!

  6. Jazzman450 on September 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    All police departments need to have body cams and dash cams! No exceptions!