Social Cues: Tulsa police shooting of unarmed man enrages masses

Footage of an officer killing Terence Crutcher, a black man whose car had stalled, sparks outrage on Twitter and beyond.

Helicopter footage showed Terence Crutcher with his hands up moments before a Tulsa officer shot and killed him.
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Footage of a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Oklahoma led to calls for justice on Twitter on Monday afternoon and into Tuesday.

By Tuesday morning, Terence Crutcher's name was a top trending topic on social media, though the hashtag had been misspelled as #TerenceCruthcher.

Social Cues follows the trending topics on Facebook and Twitter every morning, to serve as your go-to guide for what your friends and followers are talking about. Here is what's trending this morning:

Terence Crutcher: The unarmed, 40-year-old black man was killed by Tulsa police after his car apparently stalled on a road Friday. Police footage, which Crutcher's family's attorney called "extremely disturbing," showed the man with his hands in the air moments before he was fatally shot, according to CBS News. The Justice Department is already investigating. As protesters gathered outside the Tulsa County courthouse on Monday, outrage echoed throughout Twitter as the masses called for justice.

George H.W. Bush: He's with her. The former president is a trending subject on Twitter for his decision to vote against his party's presidential nominee. According to Politico, the 92-year-old Republican will be voting for Hillary Clinton this November instead of Donald Trump. The Republican presidential candidate, whose Twitter feed is often a trough of tirades, has been noticeably silent on the former president's reported decision.

Apple Music: The tech giant's latest ad for its music-streaming service has social media split on whether to hate it or love it. The commercial, which has more than a million Facebook users buzzing about it, features Apple execs like Jimmy Iovine and Eddy Cue alongside late-night host James Corden. Corden is a comedic star, but do his counterparts in the commercial drag him down? Let us know!

Samsung: The company hasn't been able to put out the social media fire over its Galaxy Note 7. The cause of the exploding smartphones could have been more than just faulty batteries; reports claim Samsung rushed the device's development in hopes of toppling the iPhone 7. Did haste cause the company to overlook the flaw? Whatever the reason, Samsung is recalling more than 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices. Over 1 million people were talking about the blunder on Facebook on Tuesday morning.

Rise of Iron: A highly anticipated update to Bungie's Destiny was released Tuesday. Too bad nobody can play it. The queues for players trying to jump on the game's servers have been so ridiculous that fans have taken to Twitter to voice their disappointment, and presumably kill time while waiting. When the expansion launched, hundreds of thousands of players were trying to get online.