Tulsa Police murdered an unarmed black man named Terence Crutcher on Friday. Crutcher's car broke down and blocked the road, which prompted the police to arrive on the scene like Crutcher was the NYC bomber. Aggressive and primed for the kill. The cops followed Crutcher at a distance with their guns drawn as Crutcher walked toward his car with his hands raised. Suddenly, they Tasered him and they shot him. They let him bleed out alone on the pavement.
I watched the murder videos last night and visited the Tulsa Police Department website to see if they had any messages about it. They didn't. I looked at their contact page, hoping to find an email address where I could direct my anger in an impotent complaint message.
I couldn't find an email address, but I did see a tab labeled 'Police Report,' which takes users to the Tulsa Police Department Citizens' Online Police Reporting System.
There, I filed a police report against the officer, Betty Shelby, who I watched murder Mr. Crutcher.
I have no idea if this is a helpful action or if it could have any impact at all. In my state of angry impotence, I thought the police report was at least a unique way to express that the police officers who murder and the police departments and unions that protect the murderers have to be held accountable.