Russell Westbrook, Dwyane Wade, other players react to the shooting death of Terence Crutcher


Another unarmed black man has been shot and killed by white police officers.

This time, Terence Crutcher had his hands up when police arrived at his stalled out car on the highway near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dashcam and helicopter footage show a man with his hands in the air, but officer Betty Shelby chose to use deadly force and go for a kill shot (while another used a taser at the same time). Then rather than administer first aid Crutcher bled out in the street while being largely ignored.

The video and story have gone viral on social media and a number of NBA players have responded including Russell Westbrook, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul.

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#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.

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#enoughisenough 🙏🏾

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