In all honesty, I CANNOT contain my anger today. To be real, I’ve been pissed off since last night. As soon as I heard about the shooting of Terence Crutcher, I wanted to break something or someone’s face. WHEN WILL THIS BULLSHIT STOP, MAN! Crutcher is now ANOTHER unarmed Black man killed by the police for NO FUCKING REASON! At this point, I DARE anyone to watch the video of Crutcher’s death and tell me we don’t have a problem with reckless law enforcement. Enough of the damn excuses, son. Something, anything, has to be done. Now!
So, this past Friday, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Terence Crutcher, a pastor, was leaving class at Tulsa Community College. While on the road, his SUV broke down. Around the same time, cops were notified of an abandoned vehicle blocking the road. When they arrived on the scene, instead of helping a man who was having car trouble, the officers treated him like a criminal. How do I know that? Because they can be heard on their dashboard cameras calling him a “bad dude” and alleging he was on some type of substance. To make matters worse, after apparently needing two cop cars and a helicopter to confront him, one of the overseers, excuse me officers, tased Crutcher while another shot him in the back.
Look, I’m literally so angry, I’m having a hard time getting all of my thoughts out. Black people can’t do anything in this fucking country! We can’t even have car problems, man! The job of the police department is to protect the citizens and all they do is treat us like moving targets. Not only did they kill a man who CLEARY had his hands up, but leading up to the fateful shooting, they made a whole bunch of false assumptions about him. Just by looking at him, they determined he was a bad guy who was possibly on drugs. In addition, on the recordings, the officers can be overhead saying he wasn’t compliant. What the fuck does he have to be compliant for?! He wasn’t breaking any laws! His fucking car broke down, man! Also, miss me with that compliance bullshit, son. If anyone actually listens to the voice on the helicopter video, they’ll hear an officer saying he had his hands up. Why don’t these murderers do their REAL job and actually help someone?! Furthermore, why don’t these officers PAY THE PRICE for being killers? Paid administrative leave? Fuck that, son! Throw these cops under the jail!
All I know is, I don’t want to hear ANYONE tell me about “good cops.” At this point, I don’t believe “good cops” exist. Why do I say that? Because when their fellow officers murder people in COLD BLOOD, these same “good cops” say absolutely nothing. Honestly, I want someone to explain to me how Ahmad Khan Rahami, a bombing suspect, can be captured ALIVE after a GUNFIGHT, but an innocent Black motorist can be shot dead in the street. Clearly, police officers know how to deescalate situations. They just choose not to when it comes to Black bodies. Fuck the police. Fuck every last one of them, son. And if anyone sympathizes with these executioners, fuck them too. That’s all.