Several days of unrest exacerbated by the city's lack of transparency in Scott's shooting death brought forth emotional reactions during a Monday night city council meeting.
Dozens of protestors filled the Charlotte Government Center’s meeting chamber for a chance to express their anger, rage, frustration and distrust following a week of protest after Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by police. Everyone was a target on Monday. The City Council and Mayor Jennifer Roberts were called devils. The Charlotte Mecklenbur Police […]
North Carolina NAACP President Dr. William Barber is always on the front lines of injustice. This past week’s uprising in Charlotte is no difference. Barber has spent time in Charlotte working with the family of Keith Lamont Scott and local officials to determine exactly what is going on. Like many others, Barber says he believes […]
Keith Lamont Scott’s family say they are glad that Charlotte Mecklenburg Police released the footage of Scott’s final moments. They dispute CMPD’s assertion that Scott had a gun. “I don’t see anything that would lead to him losing his life,” said family attorney Justin Bamberg. “Mr Scott steps out of the vehicle. He doesn’t appear […]
Updated: CMPD released the video to the media at 6:30 p.m. In a 30 minute press conference, Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney reiterated what he’s said consistently: The videos do not show that Keith Lamont Scott had a gun or that it was pointed it at police officers. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Putney did say, however, […]
Rep. Robert Pittenger, a North Carolina congressman, expressed regret for inflammatory statements he made on live television in which he said Charlotte protesters "hate white people because white people are successful and they're not."
Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tweeted that Charlotte should release the tape. Clinton’s tweet posted after national news outlets released a video of Keith Lamont Scott’s wife’s phone footage of the moments leading up to his shooting death. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney has said that releasing the tape could hinder the investigation. In a press conference this […]
For two days, we’ve seen young people express outrage over the fatal police shooting of Keith Scott. Their form of expression smashing windows, looting drug stores, shutting downs streets and setting fires. They’re rioters, looters and agitators. To Cherrell Brown, 27, they’re protestors. Brown and the organizations she works with, QTCOP Collective (Queer and Trans Color […]
Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick spoke out on a photo that appeared to show the two NFL players in each other's faces.
On Tuesday, September 20, Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer while waiting at the bus stop to pick up his child. Details on how he died and the reasons for his death vary between the community, family and police. His death has sparked outrage in a city that is normally […]