By Amanda Wicks
Meek Mill took some time out of his beef with The Game to speak out about the police shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that left Terence Crutcher dead on September 16th.
Crutcher was reportedly having car trouble when police discovered his vehicle on their way to another call. In video released of the incident, he has his hands up in the air as he walks toward the driver’s side of his vehicle. He then drops to the ground when officers fired a stun gun and a gun at him. Crutcher died later at the hospital.
Meek compared that incident to the shootout that took place between police officers and New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami on Monday (September 19). Officers discovered Rahami sleeping in the doorway of a bar, and he shot at police in an attempt to escape. Officers returned fire, wounding Rahami in the leg, according to CBS New York. That incident, compared to what took place in Tulsa on Friday, has Meek livid.
On Instagram, Meek posted a picture of Crutcher with the following caption:
“I JUST SEEN A TERRORIST SURVIVE A SHOOTOUT WITH THE POLICE AFTER BLOWING SOME S— UP AND LATER ON THAT DAY A BLACK MAN SHOT DOWN FOR NO REASON AT ALL! “I NEVER BELIEVED IN AMERICA” THE LAND WHERE THEY WILL TAKE YA HOUSE AND PUT YOUR KIDS OUT ON THE STREETS FOR SOME OWED TAX MONEY….. WHERE THEY GIVING OUT 30 YEARS SENTENCES FOR NON VIOLENT CRIMES TO MOSTLY BLACK OFFENDERS ” I DONT THINK I WILL EVER VOTE, THAT STUFF NEVER FELT LIKE IT WAS FOR ME OR MY PEOPLE FROM WHERE THEY GIVE POOR PEOPLE MILLION DOLLAR BAILS AND SAY INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!!! FROM WHERE THEY SAY FREEDOM OF SPEECH BUT WILL GIVE YOU A 100 YEARS ABOUT A PHONE CONVERSATION WHERE THE WORLD EQUAL DOSENT EXSIST! THEY JUST TOOK MY FRIEND FREEDOM FOR SMOKING WEED ON PROBATION……. AND THIS COP THAT KILLED THIS MAN/FATHER GOING HOME TO BED TONIGHT?????”
Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan told reporters Monday no weapon was found in Crutcher’s vehicle. The US Justice Department will investigate the circumstances surrounding his shooting.