At least 12 Charlotte cops injured in protests following officer-involved death of black man

by Assocaited Press | FOXNews.com  |  published on September 21, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Authorities used tear gas to disperse protesters, officers were injured and a highway was shut down during protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal shooting of a black man by police who said he was armed and posed a threat.

The protests broke out Tuesday after 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a black officer at an apartment complex on the city’s northeast side. They continued into early Wednesday morning, when TV footage showed dozens of protesters on Interstate 85 apparently looting semi-trucks and setting their contents on fire on the highway.

Neither the North Carolina Highway Patrol nor Charlotte police could immediately be reached for comment. The North Carolina Department of Transportation website showed a portion of I-85 near UNC Charlotte was closed in both directions early Wednesday. The website said the closure was due to police activity.

Tuesday night, a larger group of demonstrators gathered near the scene of the shooting. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted that demonstrators were destroying marked police vehicles and that approximately 12 officers had been injured, including one who was hit in the face with a rock. Photos and TV video showed police firing tear gas to break up the crowd. Some officers were in riot gear.

By 5 a.m. Wednesday, the streets were quiet with no protesters in sight. Broken glass and rocks littered the ground where a police car had been vandalized. Less than 5 miles away, wooden pallets barricaded the entrance of a Wal-Mart that had apparently been looted.

  • ChiefD

    You have a gun, and don’t comply with police demands, expect to get shot. Instead of using tear gas, use buckshot. The azzholes rioting probably don’t even know the so called victim, or give a damn. Just an excuse to act like coyotes at a kill.

  • champion2211

    What I see out of this is the looting and burning is what the blacks want so they can have something to sell for a couple a bucks. They no more care about anyone being shot as it just gives them a reason to loot and destroy. Nothing else. Maybe if those were caught for the crimes it would just put more blacks into prison so other blacks can complain and have walks of protest. Why don’t they protest about the black on black murders? Oh I forgot, they don’t care as they are afraid of a drive by on them.

  • CBUJAN

    Why don’t the law breaking protesters protest black on black muders?

  • Walter Flatt

    INSTEAD OF TEAR GAS, USE 12 GA. SHOT GUNS, BACKED BY RIFLES AND SWEEP THE STREETS WITH SHOT.

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    WHY DID THIS ADMINSTRATION TRY AND BUY ALL AMMO?

    WHY TRADE 5 TERRIOST FROM CUBA FOR ONE TRAITOR?

    WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS? HITLER DID, & HISTORY TELLS US WHAT HAPPENED THERE.

    WHY ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 35 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE STATES?
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    WHY BUILD A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE, WITH ARMED GUARDS? ARE THEY TO HOLD MUSLIMS?

    WHY ARE THEY BRINGING THOUSANDS OF YOUNG MUSLIMS HERE?

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    WHY STOP THE TANK AND PLANE SHIPPMENT TO EGYPT, WHEN THEIR ARMY KICK THE RADICALS OUT?

    WHY DID OUR GOVERNMENT SEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HELP THE RADICALS IN IRAN, A COUNTRY OUT TO DESTROY US?

    WHY ARE WE SENDING BILLIONS TO ARAB COUNTRIES, AND LETING OUR COUNTRY GO TO POT?

    WHY DONT THEY ENFORCE THE LAW BARRING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THIS COUNTRY?

    WHY IS THE MUSLIM MAJOR IN TEXAS LIVING THAT KILLED 14 SOLDIERS AND WOUNDED A LOT MORE?

    WHY ARE THEY RELEASING ALL MUSLIMS IN CUBA TO GO BACK INTO ACTION TO KILL OUR SOLDIERS?

    WHY DONT WE HANG ALL MUSLIMS CAUGHT AND BURY THEM WITH PIG PARTS, LIKE GENERAL PERSHING DID IN THE PHILLIPENS?

    WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CARLOYN WALKER AS JUDGE IN BROOKLIN USING THE QURAN?

    I SAY, ARM ALL OUR TROUPS TO PREVENT A MUSLIM TAKEOVER. THINK IT IS IMPOSSIBLE. I CAN TAKE 100 AND TAKE ANY BASE IN 1 HOUR.

    BETTER COAT ALL YOU AMMO WITH PIGS BLOOD OR GREASE, THINGS DO NOT LOOK GOOD.

    JUST PRAY THAT DONALD TRUMP IS ELECTED AND IS ABLE TO TAKE OVER AS OUR PRESIDENT.

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    * It was you . . . who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner -“I am one of you.”
    * It was you . . . who on ABC News referenced -“My Muslim faith.”
    * It was you who . . . gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
    * It was you who . . . wrote that in the event of a conflict- “I will stand with the Muslims.”
    * It was you who . . . assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a Muslim.”
    * It was you who . . . bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
    * It was you who . . . sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
    * It was you who . . . exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
    * It was you who . . . purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator ” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
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    * It was you who . . . raveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States of America.
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    * It was you who . . . refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.
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    * It was you who . . . was the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.
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    * It was you who . . . refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
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    * It was you who . . . appointed your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian, who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.
    * It was you who . . . said this country is not a Christian nation.
    * It was you who . . . said the Muslim call to worship is the most beautiful sound on earth.
    * IT WAS YOU WHO GAVE 150 BILLION PLUS TO IRAN.
    * IT WAS YOU WHO RANSOMED 4 PEOPLE FOR 400 MILLION/
    * ARE YOU, KERRY AND HILLIARY TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY?

  • Ladydixie

    These black looters are out of control. This weak and feckless president has incited all of this discord and hitlery is just gonna double down….there is no better time than Nov 8 for Americans to say enough.

  • Jimmie Cooper Boswell

    making any situation worse, has never improved any situation. and this group, has no clue as to why they are being targeted by command of G-D.
    but of course it, can’t be their own fault for being G-D’S enemy. and their continued bad attitude against G-D, will not give G-D with cause to make things better for them.

  • Richard Bagenstose

    hummm, 3 bombs and a machetti act in one day and we are suppose to wait till all the facts are in before jumping to conclusions but a black man get killed and it’s ok the jump to any conslusion you like , the more violence the blacks create the more blacks will die , because cops are getting jumpy when they have to stop a black , so don’t cry when you get shot from now on , blacks are creating this problem not the cops

  • Rock

    The officer that fired the fatal shot was also black… ANY reason to destroy or loot.

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  • J.B.

    Most all the rural and inner city kids grew up playing some kind of sport. Suggestion….put police officers in black and white stripped shirts, and give them a whistle. When the whistle blows, all know that play stops and you learn if you broke a rule. It seems an awfully lot of folk are guilty of something. Because when they are pulled over, or asked to simply stop, they take off running, ram the cop car, or resist the officer’s questions. Why? Yes, they are guilty. Sometimes, the officer may wish to only pull them over for speeding, or running a stop sign. But the driver assumes the officer knows they just robbed a bank, or it is a stolen car. If a kid is innocent, they need to be taught at the home, respect and yes sir and no sir is how they answer questions to the zebra in the black and white shirt.

    • JVaVFW

      The fatal shootings by authorities describe actions by police but do not publish the history of the individual involved. Why was the vehicle in the position on highway, why was the individual walking back to the vehicle, and why was he reaching inside the vehicle? If the individual caused the authorities to react as they did, what caused their actions?

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