Black Twitter’s Raging Response Over Acquittal Of Betty Shelby
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.