Tulsa Police Officer, Sgt. Craig Johnson passed away this morning, succumbing to the gunshot wounds he received yesterday while on duty.
Two police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were shot and critically wounded on the city’s east side Monday morning and police arrested the suspected gunman following a more than seven-hour search, authorities said.
Jared Lindsey, the chairmen of the board, for the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, issued a statement implying the shootings of two Tulsa Police officers was caused by the Black Lives Matter movement.
In the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis Police Officers, we are beginning to see positive change in schools across the nation.
“We found that State Question 805 would reduce Oklahoma’s incarceration rate enough that we could close some of our oldest and most expensive prisons. That means less overcrowding for inmates, safer conditions for guards and lower costs for taxpayers,” said Trent England, Executive Vice President of OCPA.
“We got rhythm, we got pride, we birth kings, we birth tribes,” Beyoncé sings toward the end of the nearly five-minute song.
If leaders truly listened and were committed to checking their own power and dismantling systemic racism – in our governments, our criminal legal system, our schools, and elsewhere – we could find a path forward.