Oklahoma cop who fatally shot unarmed black man, is now teaching shooting courses for the NRA.

By |2019-05-04T06:33:18-08:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

What the shit?

Courtesy of NBC News:

A white Oklahoma police officer acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black man is now teaching pistol lessons through the NRA.

Betty Shelby, the former Tulsa police officer who fatally shot Terence Crutcher in September 2016, said she shot him in self-defense. Video of the shooting showed Crutcher holding his hands above his head prior to the shooting. Crutcher then appears to reach into his vehicle, which is when Shelby opened fire. She was charged with manslaughter of the unarmed father in 2016, but acquitted by a jury in 2017.

Shelby was placed on desk duty after the shooting, a position she resigned from two months after her acquittal. “Sitting behind a desk…is just not for me,” Shelby said in a statement released by her union at the time, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 93.

Now, Shelby has a new job — teaching shooting courses for the NRA.

According to the NRA’s website and a Facebook event for the course, Shelby will teach the day-long “NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course” on May 11. The course costs $85 to attend and will take place at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa. The Facebook event says attendees “will need a minimum of 100 rounds of ammo” to participate.

Well, I guess if you were a racist who wanted to know how to murder black people more effectively this would be the class for you. 

You know I don’t need any other reasons to want the NRA driven out of business, but this one certainly gets added to the pile. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous May 4, 2019 at 11:30 am

    They call them Okies for a reason. What got her off, “I was in fear for my life,” the standard excuse?
    Is MOH invited featured guest?

  2. Anonymous May 4, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    100 rounds minimal for teaching purposes because nothing could possibly go wrong.
    So Palinesque stupid.

  3. Anonymous May 4, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    I’m a woman, so don’t berate me, but why is my first thought at such thumbnail pics, “if she just got laid, she’d calm down.”
    Fugly is as fugly does.

  4. Paul May 4, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Here’s my guess of the profile of the participants at this event: White, racist, overweight (probably obese), dressed in paramilitary outfits with MAGA hats, evangelical, can cite the second amendment verbatim, but have limited knowledge of the rest of the constitution, watch Fox news. What have I missed?

  5. Anonymous May 4, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    I would love to see the NRA’s reaction if blacks and Hispanics started to arm themselves en masse and proudly wave their guns like the rednecks do. Somehow I doubt they’d be as pro second amendment if people darker than them were packing.

    • BLM May 5, 2019 at 7:15 am

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_Party

      Founded by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in October 1966 in Oakland, California.
      Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover described the party in 1969 as “the greatest threat to the internal security of the country.” He developed and supervised an extensive counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO) of surveillance, infiltration, perjury, police harassment, and many other tactics designed to undermine Panther leadership, incriminate party members, discredit and criminalize the Party, and drain the organization of resources and manpower. The program was also accused of assassinating Black Panther members, including Fred Hampton. –
      COINTELPRO also aimed to dismantle the Black Panther Party by targeting the social/community programs they endorsed, one of the most influential being the Free Breakfast for Children Program. The success of the Free Breakfast for Children Program served to “shed light on the government’s failure to address child poverty and hunger—pointing to the limits of the nation’s War on Poverty”.

  6. Anon May 4, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    She obviously never recovered from the incest.

  7. the Frankfurt School May 5, 2019 at 6:06 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/a-mysterious-conspiracy-theory-from-the-far-right-fringe-is-fueling-terrorism-and-donald-trumps-twitter-feed/

    OT/”cultural Marxism” (meaning “Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms” by a cabal of Jewish intellectual émigrés from Nazi Germany, known as the Frankfurt School) is motivating these massacres, whose victims have included Muslims in New Zealand as well as Jews in America.

    This is a narrative Donald Trump has long echoed, especially with his attacks on “political correctness.” For potential terrorists, it’s also embedded in a very specific, dynamically evolving matrix of right-wing political activity and institutions that marks out a wide range of other targets for retribution, up to and including mass murder.”
    “they are “unnaturally” being elevated to equal status, thus threatening the “natural,” “God-given” order of things, as part of the cultural Marxists’ nefarious plot.”

    ” Scaminaci pointed out. “Seriously, the Christian Right is a bunch of Marxist-Leninists in religious-capitalist capes and cloaks. They have been slowly transforming the GOP into a
    ‘combat party’ while delegitimizing every opposing thought system.” ” In Scaminaci’s view, we are not seeing “leaderless resistance” but something considerably more dangerous:
    “scripted violence,” dictated from above with just enough plausible deniability.
    “The mass killers now are taking cues from Trump, from Fox News and from their own message boards,” “If they are relying upon previous manifestos and memes, how deeply do we think they have thought this through?” ” These attacks, Scaminaci noted, “are not effective in causing a civil war. They are useful to Trump,””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/trump-blames-political-correctness-on-kentucky-derby-disqualification-in-misspelled-twitter-rant/

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