Hillary Clinton said the latest fatal police-involved shooting of an unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher, is “unbearable” and “intolerable.” He was shot by Officer Betty Shelby, who is white.
Clinton was interviewed on the Steve Harvey Morning Show on Tuesday. She said the epidemic of police officers killing unarmed black people is “intolerable.” She said she wanted to speak “directly to white people” and let them know that “this is not who we are.”
“And we’ve got to tackle systemic racism – this horrible shooting again. How many times do we have to see this in our country? In Tulsa, an unarmed man with his hands in the air? I mean, this is just unbearable, and it needs to be intolerable,” Clinton said.
“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.”
Clinton continued, “There are good, honorable, cool-headed police officers. We have seen them in action in New York over the last 48 hours because of the terrorist attacks. We can do better.”
“We have got to rein in what is absolutely inexplicable. And we have got to have law enforcement respect communities and communities respect law enforcement because they have to work together,” she said.
Mrs. Clinton later tweeted: “Another unarmed Black man was shot in a police incident. This should be intolerable. We have so much work to do.”
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
On Monday, Tulsa police released video in Terence Crutcher’s shooting death. He was killed by a white officer after his vehicle stalled in the middle of a roadway. Crutcher was a father of four.