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Another acquittal over the police shooting of an unarmed Black man has people raging this morning.

The white police officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher, an unarmed Black man whose car stalled on an Oklahoma freeway last year, was found not guilty of first-degree murder.

Video from the September 16, 2016 murder shows Crutcher holding his hands up while being approached by officers after his car stalled. Dashcam footage shows the 40-year-old, clad in a white t-shirt, walking with his hands up before being surrounded by officers.

Video was also released from the police helicopter hovering above. One officer, who was later identified as Shelby’s husband, Dave Shelby, can be heard saying, “He’s got his hands up there for her now. This guy is still walking and following commands.”

After Betty’s husband suggested “I got a feeling that’s about to happen,” the female officer opened fire.

Following the verdict, Black Twitter exploded with reaction.

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Exclusive: ‘The Oath’s Cory Hardrict, Kwame Patterson Recall Being Harassed By Cops



If you want to take an emotional, entertaining and dangerous ride through the corrupt land of law enforcement, then we suggest you tune in for The Oath.  

Delivering a unique perspective on what it means to wear the color blue, the show follows a group of police officers and their lives with badges on and off.

“With being a cop in the workforce, especially being an African American cop, when we step out there, we always want to do the right thing,” Cory Hardrict told HipHollywood. “The crazy thing about this show is we have another life as well outside of the cop world where things aren’t so perfect.”

Cory, who is expecting a baby girl very soon with his wife, Tia Mowry, continued, “When the badge comes off and we have on regular civilian clothes, we get treated like every African American harassed person out here in the world.”

Although this is just a television show, the narrative is not exactly a far cry from reality, a reality Cory Hardrict and Kwame Patterson personally know all too well. “I had one incident where he [the officer] took his blade and went to the back seat cut the back seat and sliced it … but you can’t do anything.”

Patterson added, “I’m from Baltimore, so Baltimore is one of the most corrupt police cities in the United States. So I’ve definitely dealt with police brutality, discrimination … it’s always my word against theirs.”

The new show, produced by 50 Cent, is now streaming on Crackle.

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