What I found truly amazing was this cop that proclaimed that Terence Crutcher was a “bad dude” was flying above him in a helicopter. So from his vantage point where he can’t hear Crutcher or any of the cops speaking he can make a determination that this guy was a “bad dude”. What criteria does he have to make that judgment on? A big black guy HAS TO BE a “bad dude”????
Countless studies, statistics, investigations, and anecdotes tell us that a person’s race can determine the kinds of interactions he or she will have with the police – and how likely it is that he or she will survive the encounter. At this point, this reality is largely beyond debate.