Black fear of Tulsa police lingers 100 years after massacre
There’s been undeniable progress in the relationship between the Tulsa police and the city's Black community in the past 100 years. Complaints about police bias and a lack of enough minority officers remain. Back in 1921 — decades before the Civil Rights Movement — even the thought of a Black police chief would have been inconceivable.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Archbishop criticizes toppling of park statue
Workers from the Recreation and Parks Department paint over graffiti after a statue of Francis Scott Key was toppled from its pedestal in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group via AP)TOP OF THE HOUR: San Francisco religious leader criticizes toppling of statue in Golden Gate Park. ___SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Archbishop Salvadore Cordileone criticized the pulling down of the Junipero Serra statue in Golden Gate Park. Speaking to supporters in Tulsa, Trump says the choice in 2020 is very simple. Also torn down in a San Francisco park was a statue of Francis Scott Key, who wrote the Star Spangled Banner. Key owned slaves.
Many fear Trump's visit to Tulsa could spark violence
Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin speaks during a news conference at Tulsa police headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Tens of thousands of Trump supporters are expected in Tulsa Saturday for the first of a series of rallies across the country to rev up his reelection campaign. Tulsa experienced several days of large protests after the death of black Minneapolis resident George Floyd May 25, but violence and damage were limited. Trump supporters started arriving from around the country as early as Monday, some camping outside the BOK Center in the 90-degree-plus heat. The eyes of the world are on Tulsa, Oklahoma, during this event and we are ready for it," he said.
Near Trump's rally site, black Tulsa lives with fiery legacy
When black Tulsans showed up with guns to prevent the mans lynching, white Tulsa responded with overwhelming force. They take photos of themselves in front of the inscribed memorials to whats now called Black Wall Street. They raise a defiant fist in the air for other photos in front of a mural to Black Wall Street painted on the side of the overpass. Although expressing doubts about calls for reparations to Tulsa's African Americans, Bynum has supported the search for unmarked burials of victims of the massacre. Even preschoolers in some districts are being told about Black Wall Street not about how it ended, but what it was, said Danielle Neves, deputy chief of academics for Tulsa public schools.
Don't ask Tulsa's mayor about Trump rally plans
Bynum, the first-term mayor of Tulsa, isn't celebrating Trumps planned rally Saturday at the citys 19,000-seat downtown BOK Center arena. Trump announced the rally in Tulsa as the kick-off a tour to rev up his political base and show the nation's economy reopening after the long quarantine. Meanwhile, many leaders in the city's black community have lashed out at Trump's visit as provocative after the death of black Minneapolis resident George Floyd and mass protests around the world. And thats never going to be satisfying for the people at the ideological extremes, and they tend to be noisy, said David Holt, the mayor of Oklahoma City and a friend of Bynum's. And the head of the Oklahoma Republican Party, David McLain, insisted the rally can be safe.
Protesters invoke different names to decry police treatment
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, people gathered in a spot where white mobs killed hundreds of blacks a century ago and chanted the name of Terence Crutcher. Terence Crutcher was fatally shot in 2016 by a white police officer, Betty Shelby, who was later acquitted of manslaughter. The shooting remains under investigation, and Ramos' mom, Brenda Ramos, questioned why the officer who shot him hasn't been arrested or at least suspended. Now I am in this terrible heartbreaking club," Ramos' mom, Brenda Ramos, told reporters over the weekend. Andrew Cuomo posted a slide with the names of many black men killed or abused by police in cities around the nation.