Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was troubled by the controversial shooting of Terence Crutcher, 40, by Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby last Friday because he looked like he did "everything he was supposed to do" but was killed anyway.
"I must tell you I watched the shooting in particular in Tulsa and that man was hands up. That man went to the car, hands up, put his hands on the car, I mean to me it looked like he did everything he was supposed to do," said Trump in remarks at a town hall style event addressing African-American issues in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
"And he looked like a really good man and maybe I'm a little clouded because I saw his family talking about him after the fact, so you get a little bit different image maybe. But to me he looked like somebody who was doing what they were asking him to do and this young officer I don't know what she was thinking. I don't know what she was thinking but I am very, very troubled by that," said Trump to applause. more >>
A Muslim migrant boat captain who killed six Christians by throwing them overboard is facing a murder trial in Spain over his deadly actions.
The Telegraph reports that the Muslim captain, identified as Alain N. B. from Cameroon, blamed Christian passengers for the onset of a storm during a 2014 crossing from Morocco to the southern shore of Spain, and punished them by throwing them overboard.
The boat, one of many that have been transporting thousands of refugees across dangerous seas to Europe, was reportedly carrying 50 sub-Saharan migrants on the fatal journey, witnesses said. more >>
Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore told The Christian Post in an interview that President Barack Obama is "very receptive" to ideas on prison reform that are being advanced by a coalition of conservative and liberal activists.
The leading ethicist for the Southern Baptist Convention attended a meeting last Thursday with President Obama, along with about a dozen others including Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, and leaders from both conservative and liberal groups.
"It was pretty evenly divided between people who would be more associated with the right and people who would be more associated with the left," said Moore. more >>
Terence Crutcher, 40, who is described as looking like a "bad dude" by a Tulsa police officer moments before he is shot dead on video by another colleague, was described Monday by his twin sister Dr. Tiffany Crutcher as a family man who sang in church every Sunday.
A day after reviewing police videos of her brother's death, Tiffany Crutcher demanded on Monday that the Tulsa police officer who fired the shot that killed him be charged immediately.
"After watching the video and seeing what actually happened, we asked for the facts, we asked for answers and we clearly got it through the video and we are truly devastated. The entire family is devastated," she said at a press conference Monday. more >>
Singapore pastor Kong Hee, along with five other City Harvest Church leaders, have been accused by the prosecution of weaving "lies and falsehoods" in trying to get themselves out of a conviction that found them guilty of misusing $35 million in church funds.
"The offenders wove an intricate tapestry of lies and falsehoods in the course of committing their offenses and seeking to conceal them," Deputy Public Prosecutor Christopher Ong said, according to Channel News Asia.
"With the truth having been laid bare at trial, it has become a web of deceit from which they cannot and should not be allowed to escape." more >>
Philippines' controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, who called on authorities and citizens to kill drug users and dealers on sight soon after assuming office less than three months ago, has sought a six-month extension for his war on drugs, which has already led to the death of more than 3,000 suspects, mostly by hacking.
"Even if I wanted to, I cannot kill them all," Duterte said at a news conference in the southern city of Davao on Sunday, of his campaign promise to eradicate illegal drugs within six months, Agency France Presse reported.
Police say they have killed 1,105 drug suspects, and another 2,035 have been murdered by unknown assailants, according to human rights groups, as a result of his campaign promise to kill 100,000 people to deal with illegal drugs. The United States, the European Union parliament and the United Nations have strongly condemned Duterte's approach to deal with the drug issue. more >>