If you ask Jennifer Eberhardt about who is likely to possess and yield to bias, her answer might be a little surprising.
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At a City Council meeting Wednesday, Bynum defended officers’ actions after several speakers told councilors that the officers had swarmed the complex and harassed residents who were doing nothing wrong.
A meeting Wednesday was supposed to be about the city’s Equality Indicators reports and police use of force. Then Bynum decided to speak up, and it became much more, and much more personal.
Tulsa City Councilors held a discussion Saturday at the north Tulsa library on the equality indicators report, designed to provide an outlet for more community members to attend and give their input than a traditional Wednesday evening event.
The Tulsa Community Remembrance Coalition announced Friday that it is working in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama announced details of an outdoor memorial to be erected on the grounds of Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church Church, 311 N. Greenwood Ave. to further inform the public about the events that occurred nearly a century ago.
“We don’t need another name. We don’t need another hash tag,” the sister of Terence Crutcher said at a panel discussion on community policing.
The twin sister of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by former Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby in 2017, was selected as a panelist to speak at a "21st Century Police Briefing."
Tiffany Crutcher, sister of Terence Crutcher, said the council’s plan not to allow public comments at the Equality Indicators meeting — but instead receive them at a separate council meeting — is insufficient.
“I feel for them (the Tulsa police officers), too, when I see them working this hard to be the best that they can be for the citizens of Tulsa, and then to have some attorney who is suing the city for millions of dollars get up and act like they are not doing anything, I don’t think it is right,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said.
The unanimous vote came after a series of speakers assailed councilors for not acting sooner and for limiting public comments.