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UPDATE: BETTY SHELBY TURNED HERSELF IN AND HAS BEEN RELEASED ON $50,000 BAIL. SEE CBS News
Betty Shelby’s devotion to duty has not spared her the lash from the whip of political correctness.
The tumult that black agitators and family members raised over the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, a man with a long track record of major crimes, has resulted in criminal charges against Officer Shelby.
The city of Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma are willing to throw Shelby to the howling monkeys rather than see the kind of protests (riots) that have wracked Charlotte, North Carolina the last two nights.
The white man and woman are truly strangers in a strange land today.
Read the absolute pandering bullshit pushed out by the prosecutor and weep for the death of honesty in America.
Excerpt from Washington Post
The white Tulsa, Okla., police officer captured on video fatally shooting an unarmed black man on a city street will face first-degree manslaughter charges, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler announced at a news conference.
The prosecutor filed the charges against officer Betty Shelby on Thursday, a full six days after multiple cameras showed her shooting 40-year-old Terence Crutcher as he stood beside his stalled sport-utility vehicle. Moments earlier, cameras had captured Crutcher walking away from Shelby with his hands in the air.
“The tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Crutcher are on the hearts and minds of many people in this community,” he said, according to NBC affiliate KJRH. “It’s important to note that despite the heightened tensions felt by all, which seemingly beg for an emotional response and reaction, our community has consistently demonstrated the willingness to respect the judicial process.”
“I do not know why things happen in this world the way they do,” Kunzweiler added. “We need to pray for wisdom and guidance.”
If convicted, Shelby could face a minimum of four years in prison.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin released a statement saying she hopes the charges provide “some peace to the Crutcher family and the people of Tulsa.” The statement also urges the public to remain patient and remember that officer Shelby is innocent until proven guilty.
“No matter how you feel about the prosecutors’ decision in this case, I hope Oklahomans will respect the views of your friends and neighbors because we still have to live peacefully together as we try to make sense of the circumstances that led to Mr. Crutcher’s death,” the statement added.
Video shows Crutcher walking toward his vehicle with his hands above his head while several officers follow closely behind him with weapons raised. He lingers at his vehicle’s driver’s side window, his body facing the SUV, before slumping to the ground a second later.
There is no need to make sense of Crutcher’s death. He was a crook, and a violent one at that. He refused orders to remain still and walked back to the driver side door of his vehicle, which contained PCP, which he may have been on. He reached for something after being told not to.
There’s nothing to make sense of. Two cops were quick enough to recognize a threat. Shelby and the officer who simultaneously tased Crutcher.
The charges against Betty Shelby are bullshit.
POLICE STRIKE NOW!!!