September 20, 2016 12:58 am -

Here we go again, and this is why it’s important to state that #BlackLivesMatter.

The Tulsa Police Department released video showing that a 40-year-old black man who was killed by a white officer Friday night had his hands up in the moments before he was shot.

Dashcam video released today shows a Tulsa police officer responding to a call at 7:43 p.m. on Friday. As the squad car pulls up to the scene, a man, identified by police as Terence Crutcher, is seen walking toward a tan SUV parked in the middle of a two-lane road with his hands up as a female officer points her gun behind him. Three officers then run up to the pair. Crutcher lowers his hands and seems to reach into the vehicle, and then is seen falling to the ground.


A video from a police helicopter that arrived to the scene also shows Crutcher with his hands up in the moments before the shooting.

“That looks like a bad dude, too,” the helicopter pilot is heard saying over the intercom. That comment is not heard on the dashcam video.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.