During a phone interview on The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Democratic presidential nominee raised the ire of law enforcement officers all over the country with her comments yesterday.
While expounding on her plans to help minorities, specifically African-Americans, Hillary seemed to veer from prepared remarks and commented on the fatal officer-involved-shooting in Tulsa of an unarmed black man. A shooting that there still is very little information on other than a video, and even less available when she made her comments.
“We’ve got to tackle systemic racism – this horrible shooting again,” Hillary began. “How many times do we have to see this in our country? In Tulsa, an unarmed man with his hands in the air,” she questioned.
However there’s a major problem with those remarks, and it’s one that’s enraged the brothers and sisters in blue for years. 40-year-old Terence Crutcher who was shot and killed by police did NOT have his hands in the air when he was shot. He had taken his hands down and made a move towards his vehicle.
But Clinton didn’t stop there. She continued pushing the blatantly false narrative that police in the U.S. are inherently racist.
“I mean, this is just unbearable, and it needs to be intolerable,” she continued. “And so maybe I can, by speaking directly to white people, say, look, this is not who we are. We’ve got to do everything possible to improve policing, to go right at implicit bias.”
So for some reason, Hillary thinks she can convince ‘white people’ that police are in fact racist and that together they can fix the the ‘systemic racism’ and ‘implicit bias’ that dominate the law enforcement community in her view.
Another unarmed Black man was shot in a police incident. This should be intolerable. We have so much work to do. #TerenceCrutcher -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 20, 2016
She finishes her diatribe by admitting that “there are good, honorable, cool-headed” police officers out there before adding that “We have got to rein in what is absolutely inexplicable.”
She does not mention the fact that Crutcher was likely high on PCP, which was found in his vehicle.