Charlotte

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No Charges for Charlotte Cop Who Killed Keith Lamont Scott

Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray: “It is my opinion that officer Vinson acted lawfully when he shot Mr. Scott.”

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Trump Outlines 'New Deal for Black America'

Trump: “It is my highest and greatest hope that the Republican Party can be the home of the African-American vote once again.”

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Charlotte Police Release Additional Video of Keith Lamont Scott Shooting

Family attorney Justin Bamberg: “This video does not shine any light on whether a firearm was in his possession or where it was found.”

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Charlotte Uprising Protesters Release Demands, CMPD Releases Videos

Charlotte Uprising organizer Marcus Bass: “While the right to own a gun is valued as a cornerstone of American citizenship, the right of Black people to live through a police encounter is not equally valued.”

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READ: Transcript of the Keith Lamont Scott Shooting Video

The New York Times just released a video, recorded by Keith’s widow Rakeyia, which shows what happened before and after the fatal shooting in Charlotte. For those who can’t bear to see yet another Black life taken, we have the transcript.

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Charlotte Uprising Update: Protester Died, Suspect Arrested

Also: The family of Keith Lamont Scott has called for the video of his shooting to be released to the public.

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READ: Shaun King Advocates Nationwide Boycott to End Police Violence

“This country is clearly willing to continue killing unarmed men, women and children without ever making any serious efforts at reforms,” King writes. “This economic boycott can change that.”

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Witnesses Say White Cop Killed Keith Lamont Scott, Cop Shot Charlotte Protester

A state of emergency has been declared in the North Carolina city as protesters agitate for justice.

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Richard Sherman, Cam Newton Offer Responses on Police Shooting, Unrest in Charlotte

Two of the NFL’s most famous players—one of whom plays in Charlotte—spoke out on the state of affairs in the city following the death of Keith Lamont Scott.

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Keith Lamont Scott Killed by Cop, Sparks Protest and Unrest in Charlotte

Officer Brentley Vinson fatally shot Scott while executing a warrant for another man. Police say Scott was armed—his family says otherwise.

Advocates Sue North Carolina Governor, UNC Over Anti-Trans Law

The federal lawsuit—backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups—arrives amid widespread criticism of House Bill 2, which voids anti-discrimination ordinances at city and county levels.

Two Charlotte Confederate Monuments Latest To Be Vandalized

One monument, which honored Confederate soldiers upholding the ‘Anglo-Saxon civilization of the South,’ was covered in cement. 

FBI Arrests Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon

Charlotte mayor is facing a lot of years for bribery and extortion charges.

Clowns Attack KKK Rally in Charlotte, NC with Humor

Instead of meeting hate with hate, they met hate with love. And humor.

Charlotte Journalists Pledge Humane Treatment of Immigrant Subjects

A youth-led campaign for media reform adds the city’s large alternative weekly to the list of local journalists who have vowed to Drop the I-Word.

Tell the Charlotte Observer to Drop the I Word

Young Latino activists in Charlotte are leading the charge to get the city’s leading paper to stop its use of racially charged language. Here’s how you can help.