"God Works Incredible Good Out Of Unspeakable Tragedy"
Terence Crutcher was shot and killed on September 16, 2016 by Officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa Oklahoma. He was unarmed and law enforcement was not called to the scene due to any misconduct from the victim. Officer Shelby admitted to being “afraid” of Terence Crutcher. Her perceived threat of Terence Crutcher resulted, moments later in his lifeless body lying on the street without aid. On May 17, 2017, Officer Shelby was found “not guilty” by a jury of her peers who admitted that the Officer was unfit to serve in law enforcement. On May 22, Officer Shelby returned to the Tulsa Police Department on desk duty and was awarded back pay for missed days of work. Her actions unearthed almost a century of racial tension in Tulsa and left 4 children without a father. His family is committed to ending the tragedies of police brutality and supporting families who have lost love ones to senseless gun violence.
As Tulsans face one of the most significant crises in generations, residents and organizations across the city have rallied together to support one another. Out of immense gratitude for the selfless work of our healthcare heroes, first responders and city sanitation workers in this difficult time, the Terence Crutcher Foundation is partnering with District 1 City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper and the George Kaiser Family Foundation in offering free lunches at various North Tulsa, Black-owned restaurants on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.
The Terence Crutcher Foundation is honored to work alongside ACLU, Human Rights Watch, and National African American Reparations Commission to host the first ever virtual reparations conference. We’re excited to launch this series to show why reparations for communities like ours should be a local and national priority
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President of National Action Network, Rev. Al Sharpton, speaks to a large crowd in Tulsa, OK shortly after Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Tulsa Police officer, Betty Shelby
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