“‘Get on the Ground!’: Policing, Poverty, and Racial Inequality in Tulsa, Oklahoma” investigates abusive policing in Tulsa that targets Black people and poor communities, diminishing their quality of life. The Tulsa police killing of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed Black man, nearly three years ago initially led Human Rights Watch to examine everyday police interactions in Tulsa as a window into the larger human rights problems with policing throughout the US. As one city leader put it “everybody has a story” because negative interactions with police have become mundane yet terrifying experiences for the poor and Black communities of Tulsa. The news conference, on the eve of the third anniversary of the Crutcher killing, will feature Dr. Tiffany Crutcher of the Terence Crutcher Foundation. It is aimed at advancing an open dialogue about how to make real change when it comes to policing in America.
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