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Pretty harrowing stuff down in Tulsa, as a gunman has reportedly killed three people and left two more in critical condition. The shooter has been reported as a white man, driving a white pickup truck – while the shooter hasn’t been apprehended, the racial reality of the attacks (all of his victims have been black) has sparked speculation of a racial motive.

US law enforcement and their patrons really gotta stop dehumanizing and killing people of color…like…centuries ago

how many deaths have to be recorded on video and publicly distributed before this changes? how is it that lives mean so little here?


Oklahoma: Two men arrested in Tulsa shootings

Authorities worked quickly to solve the case: Last night, the Tulsa Police Department followed through with what it called "Operation Random Shooter" and arrested two men suspected in the shootings of five black men in Tulsa, three of which proved fatal. The men — from left, 19-year-old Jake England and 32-year-old Alvin Watts — have been charged 3 counts of murder and 2 counts of shooting with intent to kill. The police department had investigated the shootings as a hate crime. The local Fox affiliate reports that a man who might be England’s father was shot and killed in April of 2010. England recently posted about his father’s death on his Facebook page, using a racial slur to describe his father’s killer.

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HANDGUN AND A TASER?!!!?? If you can’t tell the blatantly obvious difference between your tiny revolver and your taser gun then you are too old to be doing ANYTHING in law enforcement. Especially when you have to RAISE THE WEAPON IN FRONT OF YOUR LINE OF SIGHT AND THEN PULL THE TRIGGER AND FIRE. In fact there was no need to tase or shoot him… the criminal was on the ground. If more than two officers can’t control someone ON THE GROUND then they should look into a new line of work. And HOW THE FUCK DOES ANY SANE HUMAN IN CLEAR CONSCIENCE SAY “FUCK YOUR BREATH. SHUT THE FUCK UP!” TO THE GUY THAT WAS JUST SHOT AND CLEARLY DYING UNDER HIM!?!! Man, it’s shit like this that makes me fear for the future of this country. Trigger happy cops. Racism. Sexism. Corruption. We have so much potential but waste time, money, and energy on shit that should be common sense. EVERYONE IS EQUAL. Not that hard of a concept to fucking understand. Piss me off. /rant

We’re all nervous. I’ve got a 15-year-old, and I’m not going to let him out late. People are scared. We need facts.
—  Tulsa resident Renaldo Works • Discussing the deadly shootings in the predominantly black north side of Tulsa, where Works lives. As we reported earlier, five people were shot and three killed, with little or no rhyme or reason to the shootings other than that they took place in a three-mile radius and that the victims were all black. Police say they’re looking for a white man who drove a white pickup truck in the area around the time of the shooting. The community’s collective nerves have been shaken, with local civil rights officials working to ease tensions. "The police chief has assured me they are doing all they can,“ said the Rev. Warren Blakney Sr., the leader of the local NAACP chapter. "We don’t want anybody else hurt, white or black.”

CNN interview. Discussion on volunteer deputy in Tulsa