Protests Turn Violent In Charlotte After Police Shoot And Kill Keith Lamont Scott
Authorities say officers were searching for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when the happened upon Keith Lamont Scott.
Scott was sitting inside a car parked outside of an apartment complex when police say he got out of the car holding a gun and “posed an imminent deadly threat” to the officers.
That’s when Officer Brentley Vinson, who is black, shot and killed Scott. Family members say Scott did not have a gun and that he was holding a book at the time of the fatal shooting.
Following the shooting, hundreds of protesters gathered at the scene where they blocked streets and vandalized at least one police cruiser.
Tulsa Cops Claim Terence Crutcher Had PCP In His Car, DOJ To Investigate Fatal Shooting
The Justice Department is joining the investigation into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed African-American man in Tulsa.
The shooting occurred last Friday when two officers responded to 40-year-old Terence Crutcher’s SUV stalled in the middle of the road. Although Crutcher could be seen walking away from officers with his hands raised, the officers say Crutcher ignored their orders and reached into his pockets. One officer fired her gun at Crutcher, while another tased him.
Tulsa’s police chief promised a thorough investigation, but the department is also now reporting that a vial of PCP was found in Crutcher’s car. Officers allege the father of four was high on the hallucinatory narcotic. Attorneys for Crutcher’s family aren’t confirming or denying that claim, but they say evidence shows Crutcher’s shooting was unjust.
On Wednesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Marq Lewis, Organizer for We The People Oklahoma, talked with Roland Martin about the latest developments in the investigation.
Independent Autopsy Reveals Tyre King Was “Likely” Running From Cops When He Was Shot
An officer shot and killed Tyre King last week while responding to an armed robbery. Columbus police say when officers encountered three male suspects, two of them ran away.
As they approached Tyre King, he allegedly pulled out a weapon and an officer shot the 13-year-old. It was later determined that King had been carrying a BB gun.
Although the local coronor’s report has not yet been released, the results of an independent autopsy concluded that Tyre King was likely running AWAY from police when he was shot.
In Final UN Speech, President Obama Stresses Universal Liberty/Equality And Criticizes Trump’s Proposals
In his eighth and final address before the United Nations, President Obama is called on other countries to open their hearts and borders to refugees fleeing war.
The President wants countries to work together to stop ISIS, end the conflict in Syria and take in helpless refugees. Mr. Obama also wants the U.S. to accept 110,000 refugees fleeing wars by next year. On the other hand, Donald Trump wants a refugee moratorium to stop terrorists from infiltrating people immigrating to the U-S.
President Obama didn’t mention Trump by name during his final U.N. address, but said a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself.
Judge Orders TX Officials To Reprint Misleading Voter Education Materials
A federal Judge in Texas has ruled the state violated an agreement it made in July to soften its voter ID law, one of the strictest in the country. It was a victory for the Department of Justice who accused state officials of defying the July agreement by using misleading language in their voter education materials.
Donald Trump Accused Of Using $285,000 From Charity To Settle Legal Issues
New information suggests that Donald Trump may have used his charity foundation to settle lawsuits that benefited his for-profit businesses. The accusations being levied against the Republican presidential nominee fall under a term called “self-dealing,” which is against the law.
According to The Washington Post, Trump may have self-dealed over $258,000 from the Donald J. Trump Foundation to settle the following two lawsuits:
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast