September 21, 2016

Protests Continue After Police Shooting In Charlotte

Protests broke out in the streets of Charlotte late Tuesday night and continued through Wednesday, resulting in the shooting of a protester. For the last two nights, hundreds of people have gathered in the streets to mourn the death of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man who was killed by police while they were searching for someone else. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney claims Scott was armed, though Scott’s daughter claims he was reading and unarmed. Scott was a father of seven.

The police used tear gas after protestors started throwing rocks and bottles. Details on the protester who was shot and killed last night are still unclear, though the city’s EMS Deputy Director confirmed one death. The protests come just one day after police in Tulsa released a video of an officer shooting Terrence Crutcher after he exited his car with his hands up. There is a reason why people are outraged over these numbers: Crutcher was the 44th person killed by police in the US this month. Just four days later, Keith Lamont Scott became the 56th person killed by police this month.

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