Reverend Al Sharpton holds rally, march for Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Posted at 7:47 AM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 23:48:07-04

TULSA – Supporters rallied together for the ‘National Prayer Call for Justice’ rally and march in downtown Tulsa Tuesday afternoon.

Crutcher’s twin sister, Tiffany Crutcher, and father thanked the Tulsa community for their continued support.

Reverend Al Sharpton also spoke, saying the rally and march wasn’t about anti-white or anti-police, but about anti-injustice.

PHOTOS: Reverend Al Sharpton's 'National Prayer Call for Justice' rally, march for Terence Crutcher

Both Sharpton and attorneys for the Crutcher family commended Tulsa Police for being transparent.
Langston Hughes Academy students also attended the rally.

MORE: Terence Crutcher Officer-Involved Shooting

Reshayla Tucker, a student at the school, says she felt proud to march for Crutcher. "I feel like this is a really good time for us to stand up for what we believe in which is this shouldn't be happening, we should have justice."

The rally continued over to the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame -- where Reverend Al Sharpton headlined the event.

It was a lively rally, where music did most of the talking.

A perfect setting for a man 2 Works for You was told wanted to be a gospel singer, and would've wanted his message told through song.

A 120-voice choir joined in harmony, a symbol for what Terence Crutcher's family is asking of Tulsa.

"We ask that you continue to pray for us and just lift us up and we would like peace in the community also within our family," Crutcher's daughter said.

A family, looking to move past tragedy, and focus on a life they said was taken for a reason.

"On that faithful night on September 16, Terence had no idea that his life would serve a greater purpose," Candy White, Crutcher's cousin, said.

Civil Right's activist, Al Sharpton joined the Crutcher family bringing the crowd to it's feet, chanting, "Hands up! Don't shoot!"

Sharpton immediately calling out those who questioned his intentions by coming to Tulsa.

'Folk behind your cubicle ain't gonna like that I'm here," Sharpton said. "Some say 'hope he don't bring no trouble.' I didn't come to start trouble, I come to stop trouble."

He said the fight for justice in Tulsa is far from over...

"I come to bring some law and help you all establish order in Tulsa," Sharpton said. "Tulsa is out of order and that policeman in the helicopter and those around that woman need to be brought in order and learn what the law is."

People at Tuesday night's event said this was one of the most influential rallies yet following the shooting of Terence Crutcher.

VIDEO: Rally, march held in downtown Tulsa | Rally held at Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Crutcher, 40, died after being shot by Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby on September 16. 

Shelby was charged with first degree manslaughter and surrendered early Friday morning. She was released on $50,000 bond.

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