Written by Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com
In a recent episode of The Talk, co-host Sheryl Underwood nearly breaks down into tears over a passionate conversation about police brutality.
Monday, news broke of Terence Crutcher, a bystander who's car broke down and was shortly after gunned down by Tulsa police with his hands up. The Tulsa police department has since made claims of Crutcher having PCP in his system, but many aren't buying it.
In the midst of a passionate conversation on police brutality, Underwood shares her thoughts on what's going on."You gotta make it a hate crime." She then continues."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."
Watch the video clip below. What are some of the experiences you've had in regards to police officers and police brutality? What solutions need to be done to combat everything that's going on? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
Mike "Orie" Mosley is a freelance writer/photographer and cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the co-founder of music and culture website www.theconscioustip.com. In his spare time, he's probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie