In the dash cam video, it shows that Crutcher had his hands in the air, but it was very hard to see because he was surrounded by a wall of officers. A helicopter footage was taken from above showing that Crutcher was surrounded by officers but his movements were obscured. Crutcher was seen dropping to the ground after an officer called on the radio that he might have been tased. Immediately after, an officer confirms that shots were fired. Crutcher was fatally shot by a white female officer. Officer Betty Shelby was charged with manslaughter in the first degree for the shooting of Terrence Crutcher.
Article: Terrence Crutcher Walked to Police for Help. They Shot Him Dead
Dear Goldie Taylor,
It is with great pleasure to be at an agreement with you on the news article you have written. With the recent shooting of Terrence Crutcher, your article is based off factual evidence and your point of view on the incident. As you have stated in your article, the media does indeed look at Crutcher as “That big bad dude”. This is simply stereotyping, just like the media does with any other black man killed by police o...
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...r after police searched his car after his death, however he was not suspected of having done anything wrong at the time of his death. As stated in your article, “Responding officers had no probable cause to search, arrest, or even demand identification from him”.
To conclude this letter I would like to end off of what you stated at the end of your article. You stated that “If Crutcher’s civil liberties do not remain intact, neither do yours nor mine. Injustice is injustice, no matter who it touches or who they were. No previous arrest justifies a death sentence. He was entitled to his life-his pursuit of happiness- and that was stolen”. I could not have agreed with you anymore. The only thing I will say is that none of us were actually there at the time the incident occurred, but there is more than enough evidence to justify this case. Someone has to answer to this.
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