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.