going above and beyond
- Feb 19, 2001
A little known fact is the observer making the racist remarks in the TPD helicopter flying overhead is her husband TPD officer Dave Shelby. I think she was actually responding to another call when she encountered Terence Crutcher. If America's law enforcement agencies would focus more on hostile scene de-escalation techniques then on post crime scene traumatic incident rehabilitation for law enforcement officers who should well know these situations are the hazards of the profession. The most glaring eye opening example of police cowardice was the Pulse mass shooting fiasco where OPD officers flew to the scene at balls to the walls mach one but upon hearing gunfire they cowered in crippling fear behind their cruisers in the parking lot listening to Omar Mateen shoot dead 40+ patrons is a prime example of toy cop punkism at it's very worst. The first incursion into the killing field was when OCSO deputies arrived to do what real armed lawmen do, breach the door to kill the perpetrator who was still shooting patrons to death. Why Shelby elected to allow Crutcher to walk several feet towards his disabled SUV while bleating for him to stop then shoot him dead when she had more than enough time to disable him by the application of non-lethal weaponry three of which was her taser, her collapsible baton and/or her pepper spray. Way too many gun worshipping badge wearing mentally unfit racist cowards who obviously were the unwitting victims of bullies in school have been set loose on our people at large without penalty but GOD is watching and HELL awaits them.
Did they ever find a weapon? Because it seemed to me there was no reason to shoot. Now, I will say, he did something stupid. "Officers, my vehicle broke down. Why are you pointing guns at me?", would have solved a lot of problems it seems