Betty Shelby Claims She Was Sacrificed To Keep The Peace
SMH… We’re super heated after seeing the “60 Minutes” interview with Betty Shelby, the Tulsa police officer who shot an unarmed man Terrence Crutcher. As we previously reported, Shelby has been charged with first degree manslaughter in Crutcher’s death, but before the start of trial she is already trying to rally public support by telling “her side of the story” — which pretty much consists of her saying super offensive isht like how her situation was like dealing with a lynch mob (no you didn’t bih!) and that Crutcher would still be alive if only he’d complied.
As you can already see — “60 Minutes” posted a gang of clips on Twitter … The interviewer, Bill Whitaker, asks a number of times if Shelby could have acted differently but she refuses to admit that, probably smart considering she’s looking at four years behind bars if they convict her. She is asked if she could have perhaps shot Crutcher in the leg instead and her response is “I’m not trained to shoot in the foot. We’re not cowboys.” SMH. The nerve.
One thing we did like about the interview is that they go in depth interviewing all different kinds of people who are on different sides of the incident.
Hate it the way people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse addictions are being portrayed as criminals.
What do you think about Betty Shelby’s interview? Would you be able to sit through the whole thing? Do you think she’s more sympathetic than Darren Wilson? What do you think of her using the term “lynch mob” to discuss her situation?