Violence erupted in parts of downtown Charlotte on Wednesday as anger continued to build over the deadly police shooting of a black man and the different stories about what happened from authorities and the victim’s family and neighbors.
At least two people have been shot, and one person killed in riots in downtown Charlotte when protests over the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott yesterday spiraled out of control.
One person was shot dead on Wednesday in a second night of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, officials said, as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse unruly protesters after the fatal police shooting of a black man.
CNN reporter Ed Lavendera was assaulted while reporting live from Charlotte, N.C., where protests over the recent police shooting death of a black man have turned violent.
Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Jason Riley on the violent reaction to a police shooting. Photo credit: WBTV.
The rule of law is breaking down as riots erupt before the facts come in. The anti-cop movement is completely out of control. It’s moved from attacking the police, to attacking the rule of law itself, and now it is attacking the fundamental human right of self-defense. Twice in a month, rioters have struck back after black cops reportedly shot and killed black men who were threatening the cops with guns.
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