Wednesday, September 21, 2016
BLACK LIVES MATTER THUG POLICE HATE RACISTS LOOT TRUCKS-BLOCK HIWAY IN NORTH CAROLINA OVER A BLACK KILLED.
Charlotte police shooting: Protests erupt after officer kills man-Updated: Sep 21, 2016 2:39 AM EST-By Steve Almasy and Faith Karimi CNN
(CNN) -- Protests erupted in North Carolina after an officer fatally shot one man while serving a warrant for a different man at an apartment complex in Charlotte.Crowds gathered near the complex Tuesday night, carrying signs that said "Black Lives Matter" and chanting "no justice, no peace."Some threw water bottles and rocks at officers working to control the crowd.The man shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer that afternoon has been identified as Keith Lamont Scott, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said.Brentley Vinson, the officer involved in the shooting, has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to the mayor.It's the latest case involving an officer-involved shooting, and has attracted the attention of Black Lives Matter protesters who are demanding justice and an end to police brutality.In Oklahoma, protesters gathered for several days following the Friday killing of Terence Crutcher by an officer in Tulsa.'When will our lives truly matter?' "Something has to be done ... there was a terrorist in New Jersey, New York. He was taken alive," protester Nichelle Dunlap told CNN affiliate WCCB in Charlotte, referring to the suspect arrested Monday after a shootout."They said they want to question him. So because you wanted to question him, does his life mean more than our black men across the nation? It doesn't make any sense."Corine Mack, who attended the protests in Charlotte, said the community is frustrated."When will our lives truly matter? A black father is dead. There are children tonight who will never see their father again," said Mack, who is president of the Charlotte chapter of the NAACP."It clearly appears as if our lives don't matter. We need to change policies. We need to change procedure. We need to hold police accountable. It's a modern day lynching. Charlotte is not a good place right now, we're in the throes of his problem."The mayor called for a full investigation into the shooting, saying she'll work with authorities on the case."We are reaching out to community to ask for calm," the mayor tweeted."The community deserves answers and full investigation will ensue. Will be reaching out to community leaders to work together."What happened-The incident started when Charlotte police looking to serve a warrant Tuesday shot and killed a man in the parking lot of an apartment complex.Though the man was armed, he's not the one police were looking for, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a statement.The Tuesday afternoon shooting set off an angry crowd response that grew as the hours passed.It was not clear why authorities were serving the warrant. While they were looking for that individual, officers saw a man get out of a car with a gun, then get back into the vehicle, the statement said.Officers moved in."The subject got back out of the vehicle armed with a firearm and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject," police said.Police Chief Kerr Putney said at least one officer shot the man. Two investigative branches of the department were looking into the shooting, he said-Scott died at Carolinas Medical Center. A gun he was holding was found at the scene, police said.Officers injured-CNN affiliate WSOC reported that protesters blocked off a road as a line of police in riot gear stretched across the street.At least 12 officers suffered injuries during the protests, the police department tweeted. It did not provide details on the nature and severity of the injuries, but said one of its officers was hit in the face with a rock.The officer involved in the shooting has worked for the department for two years.
At least 12 Charlotte cops injured in protests following officer-involved death of black man-Published September 21, 2016 Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A black police officer shot an armed black man at a Charlotte, North Carolina, apartment complex Tuesday, authorities said, prompting angry street protests late into the night.The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted that demonstrators were destroying marked police vehicles and that approximately 12 officers had been injured, including one who was hit in the face with a rock. Television coverage showed police firing tear gas to break up the crowd. The protests came just hours after another demonstration in Tulsa, Oklahoma, over the shooting there of an unarmed black man by police.Charlotte police went to the complex about 4 p.m. looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they saw the man — not the suspect they were looking for — inside a car, department spokesman Keith Trietley said in a statement.Officers saw the man get out of the car with a gun and then get back in, Trietley said. When officers approached, the man exited the car with the gun again. At that point, officers deemed the man a threat and at least one fired a weapon, he said.The man, identified as 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center and pronounced dead.Officer Brentley Vinson, who shot Scott, has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in such cases. Vinson has been with the department for two years.Detectives recovered a firearm at the scene and were interviewing witnesses, Trietley said.Police blocked access to the area, which is about a mile from the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as protesters gathered after the shooting.Video from WCCB-TV in Charlotte showed police in riot gear stretched across a two-lane road confronting protesters at the apartment complex later in the night. Some of the officers flanked the main line on one side of the road.Some protesters were heard yelling "Black lives matter," and "Hands up, don't shoot!" One person held up a sign saying "Stop Killing Us."Other footage showed protesters lingering around a police vehicle after shattering its windows.Earlier, a tow truck was brought in to take another police cruiser away. Local media outlets reported that car suffered damage to its rear end.One television news crew retreated from the scene after demonstrators began rocking their remote van, which was parked near the apartment complex where the shooting occurred.Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts appealed for calm and tweeted that "the community deserves answers."In Tulsa, hundreds of people rallied outside police headquarters calling for the firing of police officer Betty Shelby, who shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher on Friday during a confrontation in the middle of a road that was captured on police dashcam and helicopter video.Shelby's attorney has said Crutcher was not following the officers' commands and that Shelby was concerned because he kept reaching for his pocket as if he was carrying a weapon. An attorney representing Crutcher's family says Crutcher committed no crime and gave officers no reason to shoot him.Local and federal investigations into that shooting are ongoing.
Hate drove gunman to shoot Philadelphia police: officials-[Reuters]-September 17, 2016-YAHOONEWS
(Reuters) - A gunman who wounded two Philadelphia police officers and three civilians and killed a fourth civilian appears to have been driven by hatred for the police but had no known ties to any militant groups, officials said on Saturday.Police Commissioner Richard Ross at a news conference identified the gunman as Nicholas Glenn, 25, who had a long arrest record. Glenn began a shooting spree late on Friday and later was killed by responding officers, police said.Sergeant Sylvia Young, a 19-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, was shot "quite a few times" by the gunman as she sat in her vehicle late at night, Ross said."He clearly was trying to assassinate her," Ross said at the news conference, which was broadcast by local media.The two police officers and three wounded civilians were all in stable condition, police said.The gunman left a rambling letter titled "doomed" in which he ranted against law enforcement and threatened to harm officers, police said.The commissioner, though, said police have not determined a specific motive for the rampage, other than the general "ravings" against law enforcement expressed in his letter.Ross said Glenn’s letter was a lot about himself, describing it as "rantings." It referenced issues with a probation officer and “not being particularly fond of the police department.”“The envelope was actually entitled ‘doomed’ and he was referring I guess to anybody who was going to be in his path last night,” Ross said, adding that it was found on his body.Late on Friday, nearby officers heard the initial gunshots and began pursuing the suspect on foot. During the chase, the suspect fired shots into a tavern, striking a security guard in the leg, police said.He then used a woman from the bar as a shield before shooting her. He later fired into a car, seriously wounding a man and woman, police said.One of the women was shot seven times and later died, police said. They did not say which woman.The chase ended when the gunman exchanged gunfire with police in an alley, wounding a University of Pennsylvania police officer. The shooter was killed during the gun fight, police said.It was the second time this year that a Philadelphia police officer was deliberately targeted by a gunman. In January, a suspect confessed to approaching an officer driving in a squad car and firing 11 times, seriously wounding him. The gunman, who was hit when the officer returned fire, later claimed he had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group.Police officers in the cities of Dallas and Baton Rouge were the targets of deadly ambushes earlier this year after police killed two black men in separate incidents in a Minnesota suburb and Baton Rouge.(Reporting by David Ingram in New York, Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee and David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Mary Milliken and Nick Zieminski)
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