Tulsa, OK––Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old African father of four children, was murdered in the streets by police on Friday, September 16, 2016.
The incident occurred around 7:40 p.m. and was captured on multiple videos.
Terence was heading home from Tulsa Community College when his SUV stalled in the middle of the road.. Tulsa police was notified of the stalled vehicle and pulled onto the scene in their cars.
The dash-cam video shows Terence slowly walking back towards his SUV with his hands raised in the air. He then puts both hands on the side of the car, arms still upright. In that moment, he is tazed and shot. He falls to the ground, blood leaking from his body.
The cops did not administer any medical attention to Terence as he lay bleeding to death.
The murderous cop who killed Terence was identified as Betty Shelby. The name of the pig who tazed him has not yet been released.
A police helicopter also captured the murder on camera.
The State murders Africans with impunity
Terence had four children and was studying music at Tulsa Community College. He was also involved in church and sang in a choir.
The State doesn’t care if an African is a father, a mother, a son or daughter. The State will continue to murder Africans and demonize us in order to justify killing us.
It doesn’t matter how many Africans beg and plead for justice, it will not stop the State from killing Africans.
We demand the immediate withdrawal of the U.S. police from our African communities!
The police are a colonial occupying army. Their purpose is to oppress and murder Africans, just like they did brother Terence.
In point eight of our fourteen-point Platform, the African People’s Socialist Party demands “…the immediate withdrawal of the U.S. police from our oppressed and exploited communities.
“We believe that the various U.S. police agencies which occupy our communities are arms of the U.S. colonialist State which is responsible for keeping our people enslaved and terrorized.
“We believe that the U.S. police agencies do not serve us, but instead represent the first line of U.S. defense against the just struggle of our people for peace, dignity, and socialist democracy.
“Therefore, we believe the U.S. police is an illegitimate standing army, a colonial army in the African community and must withdraw immediately from our community, to be replaced by our liberation forces whose struggles in defense of our community and against our oppression demonstrate their loyalty to our community and their willingness to serve in its interest.”
In short, we in the African community demand power! Power is the only protection against State oppression and murder.
Death to colonialism!
Not one more African life! Long live Terence Crutcher!
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