I'm not touching you...OK, I'm tasing and shooting you dead, but not touching you... Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shot and killed an unarmed black motorist, Terence Crutcher, on Friday, Sept. 16, after responding to a call about his disabled SUV. Video of the shooting shows Crutcher with his hands in the air, apparently complying with police orders, but the police almost certainly had a very good reason for shooting Crutcher dead, because they always have a very good reason for shooting unarmed black people, don't they? Yr Wonkette would like to apologize in advance for our outrageous racism in even noting that Crutcher, 40, was black and the officer who shot him, Betty Shelby, is white. We're sure Fox News can explain to us what Crutcher did to deserve being shot, even if it was something he did 20 years ago.
Then the cop who shot the staff member for no apparent reason should not be a cop any more. When he was asked why he shot the black man lying down with his hands in the air, his response was "I don't know".
Well he had been tased and was pretty much incapacitated on the ground and not a dire threat to anyone. But still he was shot to death? For what reason exactly? I hope they lock her up and throw the key away.
Other than to say that an innocent man was killed for no good reason.
POOR INNOCENT AFRO!
We keep our spiders in the house! What kind of people does that make us?
(Effete socialists, probably, as we're not American).
That's probably where they got the helicopter.
Being a police officer is not even in the Top 10 of most dangerous jobs in the U.S. Roofers and steelworkers are more likely to be killed on the job than cops. Not to mention loggers (#1) and fisherman (#2). Furthermore, cops who are killed on the job are far more likely to be killed while driving their cars than shot in the line of duty. Every white person in the country (of which I am one) needs to know that. And they don't. I don't even think most cops know it.
Something something post-racial reverse racism white genocide!
(Seriously, I need to get back into Racist Bingo).
Ah, the crime of driving while black. Perhaps Drumpf can have '________ while not white' classified as a crime so these poor police officers can be free of the weight of murder with consequences.
'Black-on-black crime,' whilst being a timeless staple of Racist Bingo, is also a phrase guaranteed to make me want to throw someone through a wall.
What with that police officer who was disciplined for NOT shooting a man (http://www.nydailynews.com/..., it's time for a good number of the US's police officers to get in the sea! I'm not sure that my family would have made it adulthood safely if I lived in your august nation...
Driving while black! Negroes are supposed to be lithe and musical and spend their time dancing/singing/cutting hair. Or acting as servants to white people, while preferably singing or whistling about it. This man had the nerve to sing WITH OTHER BLACK PEOPLE. It's just the tip of the iceberg.
I noticed as soon as I heard about it that on the google news page, every news service had a headline that was a variant of "Police shoot unarmed man" except for Fox, which was "Tulsa Police Officer Felt Threatened".
just an FYI, his window was rolled up...
You talking about the Statie down near Charleston? As I recall, he was insta-fired and immediately charged.
Seems to me that the biggest issue is the arming of the entire populace. I think every cop, good, bad, or in between, now goes to work thinking that everyone they encounter is going to shoot them and the inevitable result is that more people get shot. Seems that this is the issue nobody wants to talk about but it's very simple: give everyone a gun and everyone, including police, are going to shoot people. If you're black you're even scarier and probably more likely to get shot.
I would like to know how you can reach into the cab with the window closed?
That is all.