the-movemnt: Families of Terence Crutcher, Walter Scott speak…

the-movemnt:

Families of Terence Crutcher, Walter Scott speak out ahead of of police-shooting trials

  • Tiffany Crutcher, the twin sister of Terence Crutcher, a black man gunned down by Tulsa, Oklahoma, police Officer Betty Shelby in September, said  her family has a singular focus as the officer goes to trial in early May.
  • “Our mission is to, on May 8, as we start this trial, make sure we get a conviction in Tulsa, Oklahoma,” Crutcher said Wednesday during a panel of families touched by police and vigilante violence.
  •  Crutcher said she recognizes how rare it is for officers to be charged in shooting, particularly when the victim is black.
  • “That right there says a lot,” Crutcher told the gathering of more than 200. “So we’re going to fight for a conviction. We’re going to be a voice for the voiceless.” Read more (4/27/17 10 AM)

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