Thursday, September 22, 2016

Governor Deploys National Guard in Charlotte, NC

The governor of North Carolina declares a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte after a second night of protests over a police shooting.




Patrick Lloyd "Pat" McCrory, Governor of North Carolina



A Nation of Islam activist urges an economic boycott of the city's businesses while a pastor calls for a ''mass exodus'' from churches that he says have failed to take a stand on police brutality.



Sep 21, 2016
A State of Emergency was declared by the governor amid the chaos.




Sep 20, 2016
In Charlotte, North Carolina, there are protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man.



Here's what is known about the shooting:

Police arrived at The Village at College Downs complex near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to search for someone else with an outstanding warrant. Officers said they saw Scott holding a handgun as he exited his car and returned to his vehicle. He then exited again as officers approached him and became threatening, police said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said three officers at the scene were wearing bodycams, although the officer who fired the fatal shot was not.

Protesters have demanded that police release their videos, but Putney has refused, saying that he didn't want to jeopardize the investigation. The State Bureau of Investigation is leading a review into the shooting.


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