“Our chief of police has stated he will not allow community input in developing the new use of force policies for TPD; Chief Wendell Franklin’s decision is rife with hypocrisy,” says Dr. Tiffany Crutcher.
“I want all of my fellow Tulsans to know that I see you. To those who have lived their entire lives feeling their voices didn’t matter – I see you. To those who have grown accustomed to not being a priority – I see you. To those who have been made to feel that you weren’t good enough, qualified enough, important enough, never enough – I see you. To those determined to continue fighting despite the deck being stacked against you – I see you. And to those asking yourself ‘how can I do more?’ – I see you,” mayoral candidate Greg Robinson II.
No women. No young adults. No representation from the Northern region of the state. No civil rights leaders who have been on the frontlines of this movement in Oklahoma.
Their one request was that Mayor Bynum agree to a meeting with the same community members who have been calling, fighting and working for change for years. Instead of meeting that simple request, Bynum chose to inaccurately call the peaceful protest an “act of intimidation”.
Terence Crutcher Foundation offers free meals to healthcare heroes, first responders and city sanitation workers
The Terence Crutcher Foundation is partnering with District 1 City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper and the George Kaiser Family Foundation in offering free lunches at various North Tulsa, Black-owned restaurants on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.
Between the Tulsa Dream Center and the 36 Street North Event Center, over a thousand Tulsa families received free meals, life-saving information about COVID-19 and groceries making today a positive day of giving.
Shelley Cadamy, who stated she is a mother of three children of color, pleaded that the new Chief of Police promotes a culture of “restorative justice rather than punitive punishment,” for all Tulsa citizens