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Russell Westbrook shared some thoughts on the Terence Crutcher murder…

9:05 AM EDT on September 21, 2016


Just like everyone, I was disgusted and saddened by...

Wait, let me start over.

Just like everyone with a normal, functioning human brain, I was disgusted and saddened by the recent shooting death of Terence Crutcher courtesy of the Tulsa Police Department. If you watched the video and still do not think something needs to be done about over-aggressive cops in this country, and how they always seem to target, profile, beat and murder black men, then there's something wrong with you. Go see a doctor and get your brain checked. Maybe you have a treatable chemical imbalance, suffered a brain injury during an SAE hazing ceremony, or were raised in rural Oklahoma and don't know any better. Whatever the reason, there's something wrong and you need help.

There have been a lot of people around the world sharing their thoughts about the tragic shooting. The one that seems to be resonating the most was a post Russell Westbrook shared on Instagram. It was written by John Gray, a black minister, pastor, playwright in New York.

Check it out:

#enoughisenough from @realjohngray - A terrorist in New Jersey bombs New York has a shoot out with cops and gets grazed with a bullet. And safely arrested. A man with car trouble in Tulsa gets TAZED then shot. And then they stand there. Don't offer him aid, comfort, nothing. No gun. No criminal activity. And I've heard people say "he should have complied". As if that has ANYTHING TO DO WITH KILLING AN UNARMED MAN. Stop making excuses. His color got him killed. If that was a well dressed non-black female, do you think the helicopter pilot would have said "she looks like a bad person" in the same manner they said Terrance Crutcher "looks like a bad person"? Of course not. His color was the only thing that made him bad. From 500 feet in the air. I'm tired man. And I'm scared. Cuz I'm big and my skin is brown. Lord don't let my car break down, don't let me be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Don't let me reach for my phone or do anything threatening. Jesus help THIS NATION.

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Thanks for sharing, Russ. That's a powerful and true message.

Anyway, we'd like to send our condolences to everyone in the Crutcher family. They're going through an unthinkable tragedy and we feel for them.

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