police brutality

The officer involved in the Terrence Crutcher murder, officer Betty Shelby has now been charged with manslaughter by prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

The death of the African-American men have drawn debate nationwide after the officer claimed that Terrence was reaching for something inside his car, but the family of Terrence claimed they have the video, and the windows of the SUV were closed.


According to the affidavit, Officer Betty was responding to a domestic call when he saw the SUV parked in a 2 lane road, blocking eastbound and westbound road.  The officer approached Terrence, who she claimed was mumbling and putting his hands in his pockets, and removing them.

Shelby then pulled out his weapon as officer Tyler Turnbough arrived at the scene and announce he is ready with a stun gun. 

Terrence then reached inside the car window of the SUV, prompting officer Tyler to use his stun gun, while officer Betty shot him in his right lung area, causing the man to fall down.

According to the document;

The officers at the scene found no weapons on or near Mr. Crutcher and no weapons were found near, inside, or in the vicinity of the vehicle. Officer Shelby made statements that she was in fear of her life and thought that Mr. Crutcher was going to kill her. When she began following Mr. Crutcher to the vehicle with her duty weapon drawn, she was yelling for him to stop and get on his knees repeatedly.

An arrest warrant for Shelby has now been issued, and an arrangement for her to surrender. 

In a statement by the state governor Mary Fallin, it reads;

 I pray this decision provides some peace to the Crutcher family and the people of Tulsa, but we must remain patient as the case works its way through the justice system, where a jury likely will be asked to decide whether officer Betty Shelby is guilty of the crime. And we must remember that in our justice system, officer Shelby is innocent until proven guilty.


The police department policy on killing black men still continues despite protest by various groups. The recent victim of senseless police shooting is a 40-year-Old Terence Crutcher, who was shot and killed by white police officers on Friday night.

A dashcam video released today shows police responding to a call at 7:43pm on Friday night, Crutcher was then seen walking towards a parked SUV with a female police officer pointing a gun at his back and follows him. Three officers then run after the pair. Crutcher then lowers his hand into the car, then seconds after, the 40 year old man hits the ground.


Terence Crutcher died at the hospital where he was taken after he was shot. 

An independent investigation was opened by the Department of Justice into the Tulsa Police Department's use of force during the killing.

Officers were reported to be responding to a different incident when they noticed Crutcher SUV on the 2-lane road. The police was walking to the SUV when walker approached them. police spokeswoman  Jeanne MacKenzie said that he failed to follow orders, she said;

 They continued to talk to him, he continued not to listen and follow any commands.

The police chief, Chuck Jordan said that one shot was fired by the police, and a taser was also deployed by a second officer. There was no gun on Crutcher or inside his SUV.

The officer that shot Crutcher is Betty Shelby, who has worked for the Tulsa police department since  Dec. 1, 2011. At the time of the report, Betty has been placed under administrative leave with pay.

According to Shelby's lawyer, Scott Wood, she had seen the SUV on the road, but nobody was inside it, she had checked around, and saw nobody. When she turned around, she saw Cruthcher and gave him numerous commands, which he ignored. He did put his hands above his head  for “periods of time,” Wood said.

She then told him to stop and get down on his knees, but Crutcher then put his left hand inside the driver's side of the car, prompting the officer to fire her gun.

Demonstrators gathered around Tulsa police courthouse to protest Cructher's death.

Watch the video here:



A 13-year old black boy, Tyree King, has been killed by a white police officer in Columbus, Ohio. King was fatally shot in an alley after police responded to an armed robbery report on Wednesday. 

He was shot after he appeared to have pulled out a weapon that was later determined to be a BB gun.


                                                            Replica of BB gun

The police released name of the police officer that killed Tyree King to be a nine-year old police veteran, Bryan Mason, and he has been placed on temporary administrative duty.

The Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs in a news conference said; 

We consider it a tragedy when something like this happens,This is the last thing any police officer wants.

How It Happened

It was before 8pm on Wednesday when the police responded to a report of armed robbery in the area. The victim said that a group of male had demanded money from him, and also threatened him with a gun.

After a short time, the police found a matching description of three males, including King. While the police tried to question King and his friends, they fled into an alley.

Police ran after King, and officer Mason shot King after he pulled out what appears to be a handgun from his waistband.

He was  transported to the Nationwide Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The second suspect was interviewed by the police, and was later allowed to go.

Did He Robbed The Victim?

The other suspect the police apprehended was interviewed and later ask to go by the police. The suspect, identified as Demetrius Braxton, 19, said that he was with King during the robbery and also during the shooting.

According to Columbus Dispatch newspaper, Braxton said;

I was in the situation. We robbed somebody, the people I was with. The cops said to get down. We got down but my friend (King) got up and ran.

He started to run. When he ran, the cops shot him.

Braxton said that King was shot four or five times, asking "Why didn't they tase him?"



Police in South Florida gunned down a Black man,Gregory Frazier, 56, in his backyard in in Pompano Beach, while he was eating chicken wing on Friday evening.

The Broward Sheriff’s deputies had responded to a domestic violence call from Frazier sister, Deborah, after she claimed that Frazier and his daughter were involved in an altercation. When the officers arrived at the scene of the fight, the fight between the duo had ended.


The officers proceeded to Frazier backyard where he was having chicken wings. Officers ordered him to get on the ground,  and according to his nephew, he responded  “Leave me alone,” and he was once again instructed to get on the ground, and he gave the same response, that was when office fired shots at him.

The officers later tried to give him CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.


Pastor Miguel Rosa, who was a neighbour to Frazier said he heard at least 5 shots, and he had thought it was fireworks.

According to Ms Frazier, she said;

I never would have called the cops if I’d known this was going to happen, they just came in and started shooting right away.

Ms Frazier while calling dispatcher had said that his brother was holding a knife, something he had always had with him. But it was not clear if Mr Frazier had the knife with him when he was asked to get on the ground by the police.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office representative could not comment on the case when asked, citing the case is currently under criminal investigation.



An African-American man in  Indianapolis  was unfortunate to have called the police during an attempted robbery in his home. Carl Williams, a 48-year-old black man on Tuesday morning called 911 that an armed man tried to assault his wife outside their home, took her keys and drove away with her car.


When police arrived at the scene of the report on the city's east side, Carl, who is armed and trying to confront the carjacker came out of his home, but Christopher Mills, a 9-year veteran of the police force thinking he(Williams) was the suspect shot him in the stomach.

Williams was rushed to the hospital, but police said he is in a stable condition and expected to survive.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Assistant Chief Randal Taylor while speaking in a news conference said; 

This is a tragic incident involving a homeowner attempting to protect his family and IMPD officers trying to do the same thing.

Of course our thoughts and prayers are certainly with the homeowner.

According to the 911 audio released by the police, Williams was heard telling dispatcher that a man armed with a rifle and wearing a red shirt and a hat — had tried to assault the caller’s wife. A woman could be heard in the background sobbing, and the caller repeatedly said “Calm down, baby; calm down.”

More than 600 people have been shot and killed by law enforcement this year, and 990 killed in 2015. 

The police that shot Williams is currently on an administrative leave pending both a criminal and separate, independent internal investigation. The other white officer never fired his gun.

Watch news report here:




An unarmed black behavioral therapist, Charles Kinsey, on WMonday was shot 3 times in the leg by police in the state of Florida has he tried taking care of his patient who appears to have an object in his hand.


The unarmed black man in the video was seen on his back while he tries to explain to the police what he is doing with his patient;

    All he has is a truck. A toy truck. I’m a behavior therapist at a group home.

Why he was talking with the police on his cellphone (probably 911), the police around the area had their weapon drawn. Though the time of shooting was not captured, and also uncleared why the officer fired his weapon.

The officer that fired his weapon has now been placed under administrative leave, and investigation is ongoing.

Watch Video of the shooting:


The time of shooting Charles Kinsey is also a period of racial tension after police killed two African-Americans in the first week of July, causing a massive protests and killing of 8 police officers, 5 in Dallas and 3 in Baton Rogue

        Watch Charles Kinsey interview here:


Why black lives matter have said black should raise their hands when apprehended by the police, seems like that does not work in Charle's case, and he is lucky t be alive.



After the killing of 5 Dallas police officers this week in the US by Micah Xavier Johnson, another black man in a town near St. Louis, Missouri, 31-year-old Antonio Taylor, has shot a police officer, Michael Flamion, during a Traffic stop in Ballwin.


According to police chief, Kevin B. Scott, in a video, Flamion was "ambushed and shot" . In a 2 mins video released by Scott about Flamion, he said;

Officer Flamian is highly regarded by everyone in our department.His sense of humor and professional demeanor make him a centerpiece of our department,Mike is an outstanding officer whom the citizens of Ballwin should be proud to call their own.

According to the police, Flamion was followed after he had taken down a car he had stopped for speeding. Flamion returned to his police vehicle, at that point, Taylor followed him and shot him three times, and fled the scene.

The suspect was later arrested and now faces charges of law enforcement officer, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm. All of the charges are felonies, and his bail has been set at $500,000.

Police also said that Taylor also is known for long rap sheets, which includes weapon charges. He had spent half a decade in prison, and was recently on probation when he shot the officer.

A Gofundme page set up for Michael Flamion has now generated $70,000 by Sunday afternoon, and at the time of this writing has generated $84,153.

Family members have written on Facebook that he is in a bad shape and critical condition, and the Police department is expecting him to survive.

 Watch the video of Police Chief detailing the incident




In the wake of recent shootings of African-American in the US, Jay-z has decided to lend his voice to police brutality in the US that recently see police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile shot and video released to the public.


Jay-Z in a message said that he had done the song a while ago, but never finished it, because he believes the death of Michael Brown won't be the last police brutality, and now after the killings of the 2 men in Baton Rogue and Minnesota respectively, he decided to drop the "Spiritual" track.


"Punch (TDE) told me I should drop it when Mike Brown died, sadly I told him, 'this issue will always be relevant.' I'm hurt that I knew his death wouldn't be the last," the statement reads. "I'm saddened and disappointed in THIS America - we should be further along. WE ARE NOT."

Listen to Spiritual here



Anton Sterlin, a 37 year old, African-American has just been killed by Baton Rogue police officer on Tuesday while selling CD outside of a convenience store on North Foster drive. According to a witness who was also a shop owner, Abdullah Muflahi, said the police were "aggressive", and said, though Sterlin was armed, but he was not holding his gun or touching his pocket at the time of the altercation.


Around 12:35am, Baton Rogue officers responded to a Triple S Food Mart at 2112 N. Foster drive, after an anonymous caller called about a man in red shirt pointing his gun at someone and asking them to leave the property,  Baton Rogue police department spokesperson, Cpl. L'Jean Mckneely said.

In a 48 second video capture by a bystander, it shows the officer pin down Sterlin, and later fired a shot into the man's chest outside what appears to be in front of the Triple S store, then it was followed by another four shots as the camera was then taken away.

According to the autopsy result performed on Tuesday, Sterlin was said to have died due to a homicide and suffered multiple gunshot to his chest and back.

In the video that have since went viral among protesters, an officer could be heard yelling "Get on the ground! Get on the ground!

The officer can then be seen pulling the man's left arm and press him down to the ground, his right arm could not be seen in the video. 

He's got a gun!! gun, an officer shout, prompting the other officer to draw his weapon from the holster.

"You f*** move, i swear to God" says an officer, while the second officer points the gun to his chest, there is a flash from the officer weapon, accompanied by sound of shots.

Watch the video here: