Tulsa Cops Shoot And Kill Unarmed Black Man Whose Hands Were Up
The family of Terence Crutcher is demanding answers after a Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer fatally shot the 40-year-old unarmed Black man as his car was stalled on the side of the road.
Outrage is building in the community and across the nation as the shocking video of the shooting spreads. Police helicopter video and dash cam video captured the disturbing events that led up to the shooting.
Prior to the shooting, an officer in the police helicopter is heard on video saying, “That looks like a bad dude too … to be on something.”
Crutcher’s twin sister Tiffany Crutcher and Attorney Benjamin Crump spoke with Roland Martin during Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now.
Chicago Cop’s Indictment Unlikely If Judge Had Not Released ‘Gangster-Like’ Police Shooting Video
For the first time in more than a decade, a Chicago police officer has been indicted for shooting at a car full of six unarmed Black teenagers, wounding two of them.
A retired Cook County judge released the dash cam video of the 2013 incident to The Chicago Reporter. The video shows Officer Marco Proano fire his weapon 16 times into the car, which the Department of Justice has called “unreasonable force.”
Two teenagers were wounded and eventually won a settlement with the city of more than $300 thousand dollars. Proano is charged with two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Susan Richardson, Editor and Publisher of The Chicago Reporter, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to talk about the release of the video, which may not have seen the light of day if it had not been for Former Cook CountyJudge Andrew Berman.
Death Threats Hurled At A Texas Youth Football Team After National Anthem Protest
Texas youth football team, the Beaumont Bulls of Beaumont, Texas, received death threats online after kneeling during the National Anthem.
The team decided to kneel and protest racism and other injustices in America and now they are being attacked for expressing their First Amendment rights.
A player’s mother is now speaking out about the threats. April Parkerson, mom of 11-year-old running back Jaelun Parkerson, shared on NewsOne Now: “This proves the point that we need to be protesting right now in America – all of us should be. Not just people of color, everybody should be.”
Host Roland Martin said, “To have Americans issuing death threats to little boys is stunning.”
Parkerson agreed with Martin, adding the actions are “deplorable.”
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast