betty shelby

On September 16, 2016, Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old African-American man, was fatally shot by female police officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was unarmed during the encounter, in which he was standing near his vehicle in the middle of a street. The shooting led to protests in Tulsa. On September 22, the Tulsa County District Attorney charged Shelby with first-degree manslaughter and later the shooting was labeled a homicide. On May 17, 2017, a jury found Betty Shelby not guilty of first-degree manslaughter. Wikipedia
New York Daily News Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:32

Ohio cop Ray Tensing, who shot and killed Sam DuBose, will not be tried a third time

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Two juries failed to reach a decision on whether he committed murder.
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New York Daily News Fri, 07/14/2017 - 18:52

Betty Shelby, cop who fatally shot Terence Crutcher, resigns from Tulsa police

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“Since being reinstated, I have found that sitting behind a desk, isolated from all of my fellow officers and the citizens of Tulsa, is just not for me,” she said.
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Los Angeles Times Mon, 07/03/2017 - 13:20

Horrific videos aren't solving police shootings, but better training might

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Despite damning videos, officers are rarely held accountable for what looks like criminal use of lethal force.via Los Angeles Times Opinion
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New York Daily News Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:22

Terence Crutcher’s estate files civil suit against Officer Betty Shelby, city of Tulsa

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"The dangers police officers generally face also do not provide a license to police officers to ‘shoot first and ask questions later," the suit reads.
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Los Angeles Times Fri, 06/16/2017 - 21:47

Minnesota police officer found not guilty in shooting death of Philando Castile

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The officer fired seven shots. Five hit Philando Castile. Castile's girlfriend live-streamed the incident, after they had been pulled over for a broken tail light.
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The Nation Magazine Tue, 05/30/2017 - 23:59

A Rally for Colin Kaepernick—and Free Speech

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In 1967, Muhammad Ali couldn't find work as a boxer. Today, Colin Kaepernick can't find work as a football player.
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New York Daily News Fri, 05/19/2017 - 20:36

KING: African-Americans won't continue to trust nation's broken justice system much longer

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Shaun King: It's my honest estimation that we are just a few cases of injustice away from the fragile peace in the black community becoming something altogether different.
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USA TODAY Thu, 05/18/2017 - 21:08

Tulsa officials appeal for calm after white officer's acquittal

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"We are moving forward together — Tulsans from all parts of the city, police officers and everyday citizens — with a unified purpose."
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Washington Post Thu, 05/18/2017 - 17:07

Special counsel Robert Mueller is bad news for Trump’s embattled White House

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"As long as Mueller’s probe drags on, a huge dark cloud will hang over the White House."
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