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 Fri, 05/19/2017 - 20:36

KING: African-Americans won't continue to trust nation's broken justice system much longer
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
"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
"As long as Mueller’s probe drags on, a huge dark cloud will hang over the White House."
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