September 21, 2016 – Brooklyn, NY – A press conference was held today in Manhattan, NY at the National Action Network House of Justice, to discuss the outrage felt in the fatal police shooting of Terence Crutcher. The purpose was to appeal for justice and bring awareness of the ongoing police brutality that affects Black Lives across the nation. The press conference was hosted by Al Sharpton, Bishop Albert Jamison, and the family of Terence Crutcher.
Bishop Albert Jamison (Chairman), Members of the Board, and all involved with The Gospel Music Workshop of America, express how deeply saddened they are at untimely, unnecessary passing of Terence. Terence was a part of the Gospel Music Workshop of America all of his life. He is affectionately called a “workshop baby”, a term used for those, who from birth, have been a part of GWMA. Terence’s father, Joe Crutcher, has been a GMWA Chapter Representative for over 30 years and would bring Terence to the conventions annually.
Terence was the father of four children and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral plans are being made by Terence’s family and will be announced soon. A musical is also being planned in Terence’s memory. Details will be forthcoming.