Tag: Tulsa

Viola Fletcher

107-Year-Old Survivor of 1921 Tulsa Massacre Testifies Before House of Representatives, Demanding Reparations

“I am seeking justice.” That was the reason 107-year-old Viola Fletcher traveled to Washington D.C. for the first time in her life, during a global pandemic, to testify before congress and recount the horrible atrocities she survived at the age of just 7. The Guardian’s David Smith reported that Fletcher…

Officer Who Killed Unarmed Terence Crutcher Returns to Duty

Betty Shelby shot and killed unarmed Terence Crutcher in 2016 after his car broke down. Two years later, she is now actively patrolling as a sheriff’s deputy. Following the trial, in which a jury acquitted Shelby in 40-year-old Crutcher’s death, she remained briefly with the Tulsa Police Department. Eventually she…

Terence Crutcher: Unarmed Black Man with Hands Up Shot by Police

UPDATE: 5:15 p.m. ET Sept. 22, 2016 Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiller has filed first-degree manslaughter charges against Officer Betty Shelby with the Tulsa Police Department. Related Story:Tulsa Officer Charged With Manslaughter for Fatal Shooting Seen on Video “In the matter of the death of Terence Crutcher, I determine…