Russell Westbrook, D-Wade, CP3 and more voice frustrations with Terrence Crutcher shooting
On Tuesday, athletes and basketball players around the world reacted to the shooting death of Terrence Crutcher which took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Each player used similar photos but shared a unique point of view of the shooting. Check out what Russell Westbrook, D-Wade, CP3 and more had to say.
A photo posted by Chris Paul (@cp3) on Sep 20, 2016 at 3:02pm PDT
Tell me this, how does an unarmed black man whose car is stalled and needs help get shot and killed by police officers, while the NY and NJ bombing suspect who actually shot at police officers gets apprehended and is alive? I guess being black is worse than being a terrorist. Even with your hands up, no gun, and in need of HELP, being black is still a crime. My sincerest condolences to Terence Crutcher’s family??
#enoughisenough from @realjohngray – A terrorist in New Jersey bombs New York has a shoot out with cops and gets grazed with a bullet. And safely arrested. A man with car trouble in Tulsa gets TAZED then shot. And then they stand there. Don’t offer him aid, comfort, nothing. No gun. No criminal activity. And I’ve heard people say “he should have complied”. As if that has ANYTHING TO DO WITH KILLING AN UNARMED MAN. Stop making excuses. His color got him killed. If that was a well dressed non-black female, do you think the helicopter pilot would have said “she looks like a bad person” in the same manner they said Terrance Crutcher “looks like a bad person”? Of course not. His color was the only thing that made him bad. From 500 feet in the air. I’m tired man. And I’m scared. Cuz I’m big and my skin is brown. Lord don’t let my car break down, don’t let me be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Don’t let me reach for my phone or do anything threatening. Jesus help THIS NATION.
A photo posted by Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) on Sep 20, 2016 at 4:18pm PDT