Time after time we see cases after case of an UNARMED Person Of Color, EXECUTED by a KKKop and walking scott free. It happened again on May 17th, 2017. Betty Jo Shelby was acquitted of 1st-degree manslaughter in the EXECUTION of unarmed Negro Terrence Crutcher.

From NPR.Org:

Tulsa Police Officer Is Found Not Guilty In Death Of Terence Crutcher


“Betty Shelby murdered my brother,” Tiffany Crutcher, center, said after officer Shelby was acquitted in the death of Terence Crutcher.
Sue Ogrocki/AP

A jury has acquitted Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby, who killed unarmed motorist Terence Crutcher in an encounter that was captured on video by a police helicopter last September. The case sparked criticisms that Shelby, who is white, overreacted when she shot Crutcher, who was black.

The verdict came hours after the jury was sent to deliberate Wednesday. It devastated Crutcher’s family, who say they’re outraged by the outcome. Shelby had been charged with first-degree manslaughter days after the killing.

“Let it be known that I believe in my heart that Betty Shelby got away with murder, and I don’t know what was in the mind of that jury,” Crutcher’s father, Joseph, told reporters.

The family is also calling for the police department to be reformed. During the trial, Crutcher’s twin sister, Tiffany, said, “it’s clear” that other officers were covering for Shelby. She also said that in the video of the shooting, the officers appeared to be more concerned for Shelby than for Crutcher, as he lay wounded.

“Prosecutors said Shelby acted out of fear when she shot Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16,” Matt Trotter of member station KWGS reports From Tulsa. “Crutcher walked away from Shelby with his hands up instead of following orders to stop and get on the ground. Shelby’s attorneys argued she believed Crutcher was going to get a gun and she had to stop that threat.”

Here’s how the AP describes the scene in the courtroom last night:

“Shelby looked stone-faced when the verdict was read, but Crutcher’s family was quickly ushered out of the courtroom sobbing and wailing.

“At least four of the 12 jurors were crying as they left the courtroom and they did not look at either the family of Crutcher or Shelby. The jury comprised eight women and four men and included three African-Americans.”

The wire service quotes Defense Attorney Shannon McMurray saying Shelby is “elated” by the ruling, adding, “She’s ready to get back to her life.”

The jury’s finding prompted a demonstration outside the courthouse, with protesters chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot!” and “Not justice, no peace!” According to the Tulsa World, some of the group then marched down the street to the hotel where they believed Shelby was staying.

After the verdict was announced, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin issued a statement calling for calm, saying, “Those who disagree with the verdict have the right to express their opinions; I just ask that they do so in a peaceful manner.”

It seems that’s what happened, as the protest ended shortly after midnight, according to the World.

Almost immediately after the shooting, the Justice Department started a parallel investigation into possible civil rights charges, with U.S. Attorney Danny Williams Sr. promising “to seek justice on behalf of this family, and for the public.”

The status of that investigation isn’t clear; Williams was among the dozens of U.S. attorneys who were asked by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign in March.

Thank you NPR.Org & 

This From CNN.Com:

Tulsa officer acquitted in fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher

By Faith Karimi, Eric Levenson and Justin Gamble, CNN

Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN)After nine hours of deliberations, a jury acquitted white Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man.

The incident, which took place in September, was one of a number of police shootings of unarmed black men across the United States in recent years that have heightened concerns about possible police misconduct.
Shelby said that she fired out of fear when she killed Crutcher, who had his hands above his head.
Before issuing a verdict Wednesday night, the nine white jurors and three black jurors asked the judge if they could explain their verdict in court.
The judge told them they can only announce their verdict in court, not explain it, but said they were free to explain publicly after the trial concluded.
After the verdict, Shelby left without making a statement as Crutcher’s family tearfully left the courtroom.

Family speaks out

Crutcher’s family said the verdict was hard to accept.
“This is definitely a tough pill to swallow,” his sister, Tiffany Crutcher, said. “Terence’s hands were up. Terence was not an imminent threat. Terence did not attack her. Terence didn’t charge at her. Terence was not the aggressor. “
Their father, Joseph Crutcher, said the verdict was unjust. “Let it be known that I believe in my heart that Betty Shelby got away with murder,” he said. “I have four grandchildren that are at home now, that have lost their daddy.”
Shortly after the ruling, demonstrators gathered outside the courtroom in a peaceful protest.
“Bring her out,” the crowd yelled, referring to Shelby. “No justice, no peace, no racist police!”
Gov. Mary Fallin said that while residents have a right to express their opinions, they should do so in a peaceful manner.
“I ask Oklahomans to respect our criminal justice system and especially the jurors, who heard the evidence from both sides in this case,” she said.

How the shooting took place

On September 16, 2016, Crutcher’s SUV was found stalled in the middle of the street. A witness called 911 and said a man was running away from the vehicle, warning that it was going to blow up.
Shelby testified that she arrived on the scene and approached the vehicle and cleared it, not seeing anyone inside.
As she turned back to her patrol car, she saw Crutcher walking toward her, she testified. He alternated between putting his hands in his pockets and putting them in the air, Shelby said.

Terence Crutcher, left, was shot and killed by Tulsa police Officer Betty Shelby in an incident caught on camera.

Crutcher did not comply with her commands to “show me your hands,” she testified. She also said he was sweating heavily and smelled of PCP chemicals.
Crutcher ignored orders from Shelby and another officer on the scene, Tyler Turnbough, according to Shelby’s testimony. She testified that Crutcher put his hands on the SUV and moved to reach into the vehicle.
Her police training taught her that “if a suspect reaches their hands inside of a car, don’t let them pull them out,” she testified.
“We’re not trained to see what comes out of a car,” Shelby said. “We’re trained to stop a threat, and by all indications, he was a threat.”
At that point, Shelby fired her weapon and Turnbough fired his Taser, she testified.
Crutcher was found to be unarmed after the shooting.
Shelby was arrested shortly after officials released videos of the shooting, which showed Crutcher walking on the road with his arms in the air before being shot. She was charged with felony manslaughter.
Prosecutors said in arrest filings that Shelby “reacted unreasonably by escalating the situation” into a fatal encounter.
They asked Shelby why she didn’t use a Taser instead of a gun. Prosecutors also asked her where blame lay in the fatal encounter.
“Is Terence Crutcher’s death his fault?” Tulsa County Assistant District Attorney Kevin Gray asked.
“Yes,” Shelby replied.
Crutcher’s supportes condemned the defense’s attempts to paint him as a villain. Shelby’s lawyers cited an autopsy that found PCP in his system at the time of his shooting, and brought up law enforcement experts who had had encounters with him dating back to 1995.
“In spite of anything that Terence may have done in his past that may have a negative turn to it, it does not justify murder,” said Dr. Rodney Goss with Morning Star Baptist Church. “It doesn’t matter; she didn’t have a toxicology report when she murdered him. She didn’t know about anything in his past when she murdered him.”

Racial disparities persist

Gerard Lindsey, chairman of Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, said there were no winners following the verdict.
“There’s still a family that has dealt with a tragedy here, the Crutchers, and we still extend our deepest sympathies to them,” he said.
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said the verdict does not change the fact that more work needs to be done to address racial disparities.
“After considering days of testimony and undergoing its own deliberation, the jury has spoken. I appreciate the jurors’ service to our community and respect their verdict,” Bynum said.
“But this verdict does not alter the course on which we are adamantly set,” he said. “It does not change our recognition of the racial disparities that have afflicted Tulsa historically. It does not change our work to institute community policing measures that empower citizens to work side by side with police officers.”
Published on May 18, 2017

A white Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer was acquitted of first-degree manslaughter, in the shooting death of an unarmed black man. Betty Jo Shelby testified that she shot Terence Crutcher out of fear when she thought he was reaching for a gun. (May 18)

Published on May 17, 2017

The family and attorneys of Terence Crutcher spoke Wednesday night after a not guilty verdict came down for Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby.

Published on May 18, 2017

Oklahoma KKKop Betty Jo Shelby acquitted of 1st-degree manslaughter/EXECUTION of unarmed Negro Terrence Crutcher.
It happens that with a ton of evidence against her, Shelby got away with murder.

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