Sheryl Underwood BREAKS DOWN While Demanding Justice For Terence Crutcher

Posted On : September 21, 2016

Many viewers of Tuesday’s episode of  “The Talk” were brought to tears as we watched “The Talk’s” co-host/comedian, Sheryl Underwood, painfully and angrily break down while discussing the brutal murder of Terence Crutcher (who was an unarmed Black man) by Tulsa, OK police officer, Betty Shelby (who is White), as well as the thousands of other innocent Black people who are being consistently slaughtered by police and never being brought to justice.

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At first the conversation on started with co-host, Julie Chen, asking “What can we do to stop racial profiling?”


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That’s when co-host/actress, Sarah Gilbert, who was also clearly frustrated and was evidently recently awakened to the fact that police continue to target and kill African Americans:

Sarah Gilbert: “This is a new low to me…It’s so disheartening to me. He [Terence Crutcher] didn’t have a weapon. He didn’t have any drugs. He didn’t have any behavior that was alarming. His arms were up. I don’t understand. There was…practically seven police officers there or something. Why this officer could’ve interpreted as a threat, is so beyond me. I mean, I don’t know…maybe it should be prosecuted when someone uses such poor judgement like this…I mean that’s the only thing I can think of [as a resolution to how you stop the unwarranted killings by police officers].”


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Then co-host, Aisha Taylor, who was also highly upset, stated her point that it’s time for America to cut the BS and start looking at racism for what it is, so that we can all fix the problem:

Taylor: “Look, this is hard stuff to talk about, but we have a legacy of racism in this country and if we don’t start calling this racism then we can’t fight it. […] Cops have to be trained differently. […] We have to change how we see each other, and we cannot do that until we say what it is, which is that racism and fear of Black men specifically drives these shootings. We have to change as a nation, fundamentally!”


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Lastly, Sheryl Underwood chimed in with her stance on America’s injustices and she soon began to break down in tears while discussing the massacres of so many innocent Black people by police officers:

Underwood: “You don’t have to train the police not to shoot White people, why you got to train them not to shoot us? […] First thing you gotta do, you gotta make it a hate crime. You gotta put people in jail, when you shoot somebody under the color of authority you need to lose your job and you need to lose your livelihood and you need to lose your freedom, like every other American loses their freedom.” Sheryl then tearfully added, “Remember there are good police officers out there and the ones that are not, they need to go jail. Don’t tell me this, we got to train! Y’all White and y’all drive all the time and don’t nothing happen to y’all. And we black I’m afraid to drive my damn car! Until y’all feel that, this is not going to stop! Until y’all who are non-Black feel that and stand with us, this is NOT going to stop!”


On a side note, it’s difficult for me to write this article without my thoughts being clouded by the harsh reality that Officer Betty Shelby is currently enjoying her freedom on her PAID leave of absence after murdering Terence Crutcher in cold blood. The possibilities of what she could be doing right now are endless- for example, she could be at home watching television, or surfing the ‘net and sipping on a mimosa while reading this article…as her team tries to find a way to clean up her murderous mess.
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While on the other hand, Terence Crutcher’s four children and family are crying endless tears of grief and planning his funeral as we speak. We have to change this all too common reality…
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I’ll leave you with this quote from Dr. Martin Luther King:
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