Police release video showing Keith Lamont Scott walking backwards calmly with what appears to be no gun in hand...
Do you see a gun on the ground next to Mr. Scott? I don't.
Mr. Scott was walking backwards calmly in this frame. He does not appear to have a weapon in hand. Later frames of this same video show his right hand, visible here, bloodied. The police claim there was blood on the gun.
Where is the gun???
Can anyone find the gun? The police sure can.
I don't see a gun, how about you? Watch the entire video here. Folks, this shit has to stop. Our police need to be held not to a higher standard, to the HIGHEST standard. I do not care what other evidence they introduce, my eyes don't lie, and this man is not holding a gun. Excellent commentary from the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson:
"If you are a black man in America, exercising your constitutional right to keep and bear arms can be fatal. You might think the National Rifle Association and its amen chorus would be outraged, but apparently they believe Second Amendment rights are for whites only.
In reaching that conclusion I am accepting, for the sake of argument, the account given by the Charlotte, North Carolina, police of how they came to fatally shoot Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Scott's killing prompted two nights of violent protests that led Gov. Pat McCrory to declare a state of emergency. On Friday, police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shot and killed Terence Crutcher — an unarmed black man — and the two incidents gave tragic new impetus to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Scott's relatives claim he was unarmed as well. But let's assume that police are telling the truth and he had a handgun. What reason was there for officers to confront him?
North Carolina, after all, is an open-carry state. A citizen has the right to walk around armed if he or she chooses to do so. The mere fact that someone has a firearm is no reason for police to take action."
Restoring the honor!