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Video Released in Terence Crutcher’s Killing by Tulsa Police: Are police shootings an effect of systemic racism towards black people?

  • Yes, they are.

    The police are taught that blacks people are more violent are more likely to be criminals, and many other things. They justify it with statistics and then treat black people like criminals even thought white people are just as likely to commit crimes. Then they create those statistics they used to justify their attitudes and beliefs.

  • yes, clearly mass shooting is associated with black people. It is not fair if we look deeper in each police shooting invloving black people.

    In fact, there is a perception problem before there is ever a shooting. It seems police to shot more black community than anyone else. For the public, if police to shot black people, these one are to be under arrest. What is not fair is that black people involved in shooting have no direct link with the trouble they are accused for.

  • Yes, police shootings are an effect of systemic racism towards black people.

    Yes, police shootings are an effect of systemic racism towards black people and the system must be changed quickly. Police officers have not been given proper training when events like this occur. They simply think they need to take force in all situations and the people they are supposed to protect die.

  • I refuse to believe that an unarmed, surrendering man deserved to be killed

    The video shows that the man was unarmed and had his hands in the air, surrendering. In no circumstance should the response be to shoot someone. It is quite obvious from the many released videos that people of a darker color face this type of thing all the time. Only in a police state do we accept this sort of thing as a day-to-day, common occurrence.

    Plain and simple, people have prejudice. They can be racist, they can be scared, they can be affected by their individual predispositions in many ways. But the systemic racism is rooted in this country through the assigning of individual value, voting rights, superiority complexes, media coverage, and a "license to kill" police badge.

  • Statistics indicate that police shootings are caused by more than crime rates.

    Statistics show that unarmed black people are, proportionally, more likely to be shot than white people. In fact, a black person, according to Mapping Police Violence, is 3x more likely to be shot by police than a white person; 30% of black people who died due to police shootings are unarmed, as opposed to 19% of white people shot dead by police. It's not due to crime rate, either, as statistics show that crimes rates have no bearing on the rate at which police officers shoot black civilians.

  • I refuse to believe that an unarmed, surrendering man deserved to be killed

    Plain and simple, people have prejudice. They can be racist, they can be scared, they can be affected by their individual predispositions in many ways. But the systemic racism is rooted in this country through the assigning of individual value, voting rights, superiority complexes, media coverage, and a "license to kill" police badge.

  • There isn't any evidence.

    There is not any evidence that certain police officers intentionally and knowingly abuse their power as a result of systemic racism. In fact, there's actually a Harvard study that shows no racial bias in police shootings against blacks.
    Http://www.Dailywire.Com/news/7343/new-study-no-racial-bias-police-involved-shootings-james-barrett
    Besides, police officers are more likely to shoot whites than blacks.

  • Obviously police shootings are not an effect of systemic racism towards black people, because more white people are shot by police.

    If anything I think it has more to do with the society we have to day, which is a lot more fearful and scared (pussified) and this bleeding over into the profession of police officer.

    Also, there are a lot more people that are not happy with police officers and do things that they shouldn't (like resisting, non compliance, etc. ) because police officers are usually the front line when it comes to enforcing laws and a there are a lot of laws that are infringements on natural human rights.

    When you combine a scared police mentality and an angry population, shit happens.

  • No it's not.

    Read the story and get all the facts. First of all, he did not comply with given instructions. Second, PCP was found in his vehicle, and his behavior was indicative that he was under the influence of an illegal substance. I suspect that a toxicology report will surface soon proving that he was under the influence. This is relevant because a small woman was giving instructions to a very large man who was not complying, acting suspiciously, and could easily pummel her at any moment.

    Here's why it definitely doesn't show systemic racism. Who exactly has said that Terence Crutcher deserved to die? Who is praising this incident as cleaning the black trash off of the streets? What is happening to officer Shelby? She is on administrative leave, facing at minimum charges of manslaughter and possibly second degree murder, she will more than likely see some jail time, so how exactly is the system condoning what she did? The argument of systemic racism is to say that America somehow celebrates when something like this happened. There is a reason that officer Shelby collapsed to her knees after discovering that she shot an unarmed man, it's because she knew the "system" was about to put her in deep shit.

    I'm certainly not claiming that Terence deserved to be shot dead, but I'm also not going to concede to the nonsensical claim that someone who does not comply with police is an innocent bystander. "Failure to obey a police order" is a misdemeanor, which officially makes him a criminal in the moment. There is no discussion on that topic.

  • People don't follow orders.

    Police (as said above) gave Terence orders that he did not follow. When the police tell you to stop you stop. You don't know the situation the police might be in. When the police give you an order you follow it. It is really as simple as that. Don't give them a reason to arrest or shoot you and most of the time they won't.

  • No, this is entirely false.

    Terence Crutcher's death was not by way of systemic racism, but it was a way of justice!

    Terence Crutcher was ordered by officers to complete a task. Terence, being the man that he is, decided to disobey that order and proceed to his vehicle.

    Now, this is a rather subjective idea, but, I believe that people seem to think they can do as they like; that they don't have to obey the law.

    Terence Crutcher is barely more of an innocent person than Michal Brown- a robber, a would-be cop killer and a criminal. In fact, Terence Crutcher is barely more of an innocent person than Tyre King- a boy that also was a robber and a criminal.

    Terence is a criminal, his father is a criminal.

    White, Black, Asian,

  • If it was systemic racism, whites would not be more likely to be shot.

    No, I'm not making the argument that more whites are shot overall, but that in relation to 'dangerous encounters' whites are more likely to be shot. This is backed up by a recent study conducted by a Harvard economist. The only criticism on the study is that there is no show of racist intent. To summarize it, whites are more likely to be shot by cops in dangerous encounters while blacks are more likely to have force used even in compliance. I do believe there is a problem this country with police brutality, but I do not believe it is a racist issue. Just looking at the poster boys of the BLM movement Michael Brown and Treyvon Martin it is evident that people are over reacting to black deaths as compared to white deaths. Treyvon Martin was beating Zimmerman up and the 'Hispanic' Zimmerman shot him. In the other case Brown was a strong arm robber who attacked the cop and reached for his gun. When these 2 are seen as victims, it is evident that BLM is trying to find an excuse for racism and a scheme to gain money, heck Shaun King pretended he was black.

  • Police have to do their job.

    Law enforcement has to be able to defend themselves when they are faced with a credible threat. The public also has to know that they cannot refuse to obey a law enforcement officer's commands or threaten a law enforcement officer. If the public is allowed to threaten law enforcement, there will not be enoug people willing to become law enforcement officers.


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Sciguy says2016-09-21T02:45:37.267
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