Following an officer involved shooting that CNN is now claiming was “good” (the suspect was armed), the primed and ready riot people took to Interstate 85 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and proceeded to smash police cars, set fire to trucks after looting the cargo, and basically trap innocent people who had nothing to do with the original incident. One local television reporting chopper from WSOC, the local ABC affiliate, was able to provide sky high images.
The driver of one tractor trailer was trapped in the cab of her truck while her cargo was looted. A local television personality managed to make contact and began tweeting. The conversation can be viewed here and is disturbing to say the least.
As it happens, the police refused to take on the protesters, and in the end private property was damaged and civilians were hurt. This is a taste of what it looked like.
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In addition to multiple tractor trailers looted and destroyed, protesters began throwing rocks and chunks of concrete at cars owned by private citizens in addition to police cars. The riots in Charlotte began when local police were in the midst of serving a warrant on Keith Lamont Scott, and he emerged from his vehicle with a firearm. The family claimed he had a book in his hand, but CNN is reporting that the police in Charlotte claim no book was found, just a gun.
But Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Scott exited his car with a gun, not a book. He said officers couldn’t find a book at the scene.“It’s time for the voiceless majority to stand up and be heard,” the police chief, who is also black, said Wednesday.
“It’s time to change the narrative because I can tell you from the facts that the story’s a little bit different as to how it’s been portrayed so far, especially through social media.”
Just as it was in Ferguson, Minnesota and Dallas. The people willing to riot and protest are doing so without the facts being gathered, just on the word of what goes viral on social media, and then we get this:
This madness has to stop.
Thanks to sundance for the source.