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    Tulsa cop found not guilty of shooting unarmed black man

    Yes there is other news out there...

    A white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year has been found not guilty of first-degree manslaughter after nine hours of jury deliberations. Shelby killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher Sept. 16 on a city street where his SUV had stalled. The video taken of Crutcher's shooting by a dashboard camera and helicopter shows Crutcher walking away from Shelby toward his SUV with hands above his head.

    "Let it be known that I believe in my heart that Betty Shelby got away with murder," Crutcher's father, Rev. Joey Crutcher said after the verdict was announced.

    A lawyer for Shelby said the officer was "elated" that the jury found her not guilty. "She's ready to get back to her life," Defense Attorney Shannon McMurray said.

    Demonstrators gathered outside the courtroom Wednesday evening in peaceful protest at the verdict. Marq Lewis, organizer of the local civil rights group We The People Oklahoma said the verdict was a blow to Tulsa's black community. "When is it going to stop - just officer-related shootings? When will the police change policy," he said.

    Betty Shelby found not guilty of first-degree manslaughter in fatal shooting of unarmed black man - CBS News
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    When a cop orders you to stop you don't continue walking to your car.

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    Parenting. I don't know about you folks, but mine taught me not to challenge or argue too much with people who carry guns on their hips for a living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Parenting. I don't know about you folks, but mine taught me not to challenge or argue too much with people who carry guns on their hips for a living.
    Certainly practical advice. But if this case is typical, it means the police can shoot you for any or no reason, and make up a reason later & get away with it. And people wonder why other people do not trust the police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Parenting. I don't know about you folks, but mine taught me not to challenge or argue too much with people who carry guns on their hips for a living.
    Everybody walking away from a cop with their hands in the air deserves 9 in the back, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Yes there is other news out there...

    A white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year has been found not guilty of first-degree manslaughter after nine hours of jury deliberations. Shelby killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher Sept. 16 on a city street where his SUV had stalled. The video taken of Crutcher's shooting by a dashboard camera and helicopter shows Crutcher walking away from Shelby toward his SUV with hands above his head.

    "Let it be known that I believe in my heart that Betty Shelby got away with murder," Crutcher's father, Rev. Joey Crutcher said after the verdict was announced.

    A lawyer for Shelby said the officer was "elated" that the jury found her not guilty. "She's ready to get back to her life," Defense Attorney Shannon McMurray said.

    Demonstrators gathered outside the courtroom Wednesday evening in peaceful protest at the verdict. Marq Lewis, organizer of the local civil rights group We The People Oklahoma said the verdict was a blow to Tulsa's black community. "When is it going to stop - just officer-related shootings? When will the police change policy," he said.

    Betty Shelby found not guilty of first-degree manslaughter in fatal shooting of unarmed black man - CBS News
    We could save a ton of money by making killing black people legal. We waste a lot going thru these motions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryPorter View Post
    We could save a ton of money by making killing black people legal.
    Like back in the "good old days"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    Certainly practical advice. But if this case is typical, it means the police can shoot you for any or no reason, and make up a reason later & get away with it. And people wonder why other people do not trust the police.

    No. That is not what this case illustrated.

    It was a bizarre set of behavior and circumstances that led up to the shooting. The jury had the challenge of seeing it transpire through the eyes of the policewoman. Personally suspected that she would be found guilty of "something". But we didn't have the luxury of hearing all the testimony the jury did.
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    There are black people in Oklahoma?

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