This video from North Carolina in the USA says about itself:
Charlotte Clergy and NC NAACP Demand Release of Police Video in Shooting Death of Keith Lamont Scott
September 22nd, 2016 – After two nights of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina following the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott at the hands of a Charlotte police officer, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and the NC NAACP join local Clergy to present eyewitness reports of the events and to call on the Charlotte Police Department to release the videos of the Scott shooting in order to resolve lingering questions and to discern the truth of conflicting stories.
An email today from North Carolina in the USA says:
SHOW UP IN CHARLOTTE!
A call to mobilize 1,000s against police violence
Saturday, September 24th | 1pm
March starting from Marshall Park in Uptown Charlotte | 800 East 3rd St.
All ages, rain or shine
Invitation from The Tribe CLT and Charlotte Trans and Queer People of Color Collective
Come to Charlotte this Saturday to stand with us and gather together.
On Tuesday, our brother and neighbor Keith Lamont Scott was killed by Charlotte police. He was sitting in his car, reading a book, and waiting for his son to come home on the school bus. We believe he was profiled and killed by police, and that CMPD is not telling the truth about his murder.
Tuesday night, Charlotte police attacked a grieving community with riot police and tear gas. Wednesday night, Charlotte police fired into a crowd, seriously injuring a protestor and inflaming our grief.
Charlotte, the latest city to be wrecked by police violence against Black people … is a national crisis. We need to end this epidemic now! Let’s show the nation that we stand against police violence that targets Black people and our communities. Let’s show that Charlotte, and the nation, will no longer tolerate the routine murders of Black people by an unaccountable system of policing.
Come to Charlotte to make a historic stand and to demand dignity and respect for Black lives.
We are: Charlotte Tribe, Charlotte Trans and Queer People of Color Collective, Charlotte SURJ, Ignite NC, Black Youth Project-Durham Chapter, Beloved Community Center, Youth Organizing Institute, Southern Vision Alliance, Durham Solidarity Center, Workers World Party, Queer People Of Color Collective GSO, NC TROUBLMakers, Million Hoodies, Black University.
Another e-mail from the USA today says:
Terence Crutcher‘s car stalled by the side of the road.1 Keith Lamont Scott was waiting for his son to be dropped off from school.2
Both men were Black. Neither posed a threat to anyone. And both were shot dead by police.
This. Must. Stop.
And, the killings won’t end until we build enough grassroots power to force change. That’s why we’re teaming up with a coalition of progressive organizations to help raise as much money as possible for the Movement for Black Lives fund.
Will you chip in $5 today? Your donation will go directly to the Movement for Black Lives fund.
The Movement for Black Lives is made up of dozens of organizations that coordinate actions, messages and campaigns, standing together for justice, human dignity, and the shared goal of ending all forms of state violence against Black people.
And the shootings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott—as well as Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, and so many other unarmed Black people—demonstrate once again why their work is so critically important.
Terence Crutcher was unarmed and had his hands up when Officer Betty Shelby killed him. Then, Tulsa police stood by and watched him die without providing help.
Keith Lamont Scott’s family members say he was reading a book in his car, and even the Charlotte police chief has admitted that the video that the police refuse to release provides no evidence that Scott pointed a gun at officers, as they originally claimed.3
Will you chip in $5 to the Movement for Black Lives fund to help demand an end to these shootings? Your donation will be used to organize and build grassroots political power needed to force an end to racial injustice and police violence.
Thanks for speaking out.
–Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, Libby, and Emma, the UltraViolet Action team
1. Video of Terence Crutcher’s police shooting may be “the worst we’ve seen” yet, Mic, September 19, 2016
2. Keith Lamont Scott: Protests erupt over police killing, Al Jazeera, September 21, 2016
3. Keith Lamont Scott’s family will view police video, but the department won’t release it publicly, ThinkProgress, September 22, 2016
THE US National Guard have arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina, with armed-to-the-teeth state troopers lining the streets and turning the city into a war zone against the black working class: here.
In Charlotte, North Carolina, protests continued on Friday over the brutal police killing of Keith Lamont Scott, 43. Local and state officials announced a curfew earlier this week and have deployed riot police using tear gas and the National Guard against demonstrators. As political officials and the city’s police department debate whether or not to release police video of the shooting in an effort to defuse social tensions, a nail in the coffin of official lies came Friday with the release of cell phone video shot by Scott’s wife. Rakevia Scott can be heard pleading with police not to shoot her husband, shouting that he does not have a weapon, that he had a traumatic brain injury, and had just taken his medication. The video also shows Scott after the shooting, prone on the ground, without a gun at his feet as appeared in subsequent photos, suggesting that police may have planted evidence: here.