NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Tulsa Cops Shoot & Kill Terence Crutcher, Video Of Chicago Cop Firing At Car Of Black Teens Released, TX Youth Football Team Receives Death Threats After National Anthem Protest


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

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  • Mike

    We have people at the NC protest that are at the protest to support the death of this black man who was killed by police earlier, they maybe there from the right wing white haters groups and black people need to be smarter about the whites that are there at this protest as if they are here for the same cause you there for, So black people it`s time to wisen up you are being targeted at this protest. And now we have another black man that has just been shot but they say he`s on life support at this protest by a plain clothes citizen bystander with a gun whom has disappeared Mysteriously! In the crowd and with all the police out there plain clothes officers and other wise no arrest has been made NC! Protesters! Wake up! get out your cameras and if you don`t know that white person around you take his and video tape him or her if you can you may need to file charges on a citizens white hater assault hiding around that protest! You may have to make you own citizen arrest. If you see something say something to that brother or sister near you and pass it on and get him or her on tape and get his license tag of the car when they go back to drive away If you can. Now they saying a lady police has just been injured and police officers are carrying her out of the crowd she on her way to hospital. I was watching a KKK protest in SC and no police showed up in tackle gear, they had no gas bombs, smoking tear gas thrown at them, and I say we have a big problem here and across the country. This makes me wonder where do I take my child, my wife, my mother, my son for Medical treatment, what schools do I send them too, Where do I take my family to shop, where do I feed my family? And from what store or grocer do I trust to spend my money and you hate my black skin but you want my money to keep your white business a float? You can`t have it both way`s racial white America, Make a choice I don`t have all day. I have a future to prepare my family for. So what`s it`s going be Mayor, City Council, Governor, States Attorney. And good police, Change or more of the same! I think I will keep my money home for the holiday`s and we will just buy dinner at a black own business.