Terence Crutcher's Fatal Shooting Mourned by Questlove, Meek Mill & More: 'This Requires Everyone's Outrage'
The fatal shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher by a Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer last week adds to an already long list of police-related shootings this year, and social media is reflecting people's growing frustration.
Crutcher was killed Friday, and the release of dash-cam and helicopter videos of his death on Monday sparked outrage online. Celebrities were quick to respond and offer their condolences for Crutcher and his family.
To all law enforcement around the country, YOUR SILENCE IS SICKENING!!! #TerenceCrutcher was MURDERED!!— King Push (@PUSHA_T) September 20, 2016
And all of you "good policemen/women" are being too quiet... #TerenceCrutcher was murdered!! Do you not agree?? Why so silent?— King Push (@PUSHA_T) September 20, 2016
I JUST SEEN A TERRORIST SURVIVE A SHOOTOUT WITH THE POLICE AFTER BLOWING SOME SHIT UP AND LATER ON THAT DAY A BLACK MAN SHOT DOWN FOR NO REASON AT ALL! "I NEVER BELIEVED IN AMERICA" THE LAND WHERE THEY WILL TAKE YA HOUSE AND PUT YOUR KIDS OUT ON THE STREETS FOR SOME OWED TAX MONEY..... WHERE THEY GIVING OUT 30 YEARS SENTENCES FOR NON VIOLENT CRIMES TO MOSTLY BLACK OFFENDERS " I DONT THINK I WILL EVER VOTE,THAT STUFF NEVER FELT LIKE IT WAS FOR ME OR MY PEOPLE FROM WHERE THEY GIVE POOR PEOPLE MILLION DOLLAR BAILS AND SAY INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!!! FROM WHERE THEY SAY FREEDOM OF SPEECH BUT WILL GIVE YOU A 100 YEARS ABOUT A PHONE CONVERSATION WHERE THE WORLD EQUAL DOSENT EXSIST! THEY JUST TOOK MY FRIEND FREEDOM FOR SMOKING WEED ON PROBATION....... AND THIS COP THAT KILLED THIS MAN/FATHER GOING HOME TO BED TONIGHT?????
Terrence Crutcher. #tiredofhashtags— Christina Milian (@ChristinaMilian) September 20, 2016
#TerenceCrutcher ---- Heart breaking— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) September 20, 2016
so all you you "mad at national anthem kneelers" w verification checks----yall got another 2 cents for #TerenceCruthcher or nah?— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) September 20, 2016
Hands up...DO NOT SHOOT!— Zendaya (@Zendaya) September 20, 2016
Another unarmed Black man was shot in a police incident. This should be intolerable. We have so much work to do. #TerenceCrutcher -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 20, 2016
Now let all the racists come forth and say that racism doesn't exist. Those who will make a reason for why this man was shot and killed. Fuck you! Can you not see why we shout BLACK LIVES MATTER! Can you not see why Colin Kaepernick says fuck your national anthem?! A bomber, literally a terrorists, shoots it out with the cops and is safely detained yet this unarmed black man is shot down like so many others. If you don't see the problem, you are the problem. #prayformypeople