Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday fatally shot a black man they said was armed as they searched for someone else, sparking protests that injured several officers. Witnesses said the man who was killed, Keith Lamont Scott, was unarmed and had a disability.
A disabled black man has died at the hospital after being shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Tuesday afternoon on Old Concord Road in University City, a subdivision of Charlotte, NC.
Police said they were searching for someone who had outstanding warrants when they saw a man with what they believed to be a gun leave a vehicle.
According to police reports, the man, who has not been named, returned to his vehicle. When they approached the man, they claim he “posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers” and one of them opened fire. An eyewitness told the victim’s daughter that a Taser was used on her father, then he was shot at least three times.
Medics arrived and the injured man was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
The victim was not the subject of the initial search, said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney.
The police officer that pulled the trigger has not been named. Police have said, per protocol, they will be placed on administrative leave.
HE HAD NO GUN!!!!!!
IF THE POILICE “FOUND” ONE — THEY PLANTED IT THERE!!!!
AS FOR THE “VIOLENCE” BLACK PEOPLE WERE SIMPLY BURNING DOWN THE PLANTATION
Civil rights advocates are livid after viewing more video footage of an unarmed black man’s death at the hands of a white police officer.
The Tulsa, Okla., Police Department released videos on Monday from a police helicopter and a police cruiser dashcam that show Terence Crutcher’s final moments a few days earlier.
On Friday evening, Officer Betty Shelby, who has been with the force since 2011, shot and killed the 40-year-old man after he walked to his SUV with his hands over his head. At the same time, Officer Tyler Turnbough fired his Taser. They had been responding to a stalled vehicle in the middle of a road.
Reactions to the video on social media were swift. Many people associated with the Black Lives Matter movement saw the killing as yet another example of that they consider systemic police brutality against the African-American community.
The man who the police said sowed terror across two states, setting off bombs in Manhattan and on the Jersey Shore and touching off a furious manhunt, was tracked down on Monday morning sleeping in the dank doorway of a neighborhood bar and taken into custody after being wounded in a gun battle with officers
So an unarmed black men guilty of nothing is shot and killed by the police whereas a pipebomber is shot in the leg and spared by the police.
Could it be BECAUSE HE’S WHITE?!?!
Cue “The Police”