Quick reminder: Keith Lamont Scott, a black man, was shot and killed by a black police officer Monday. His family claims he was simply reading a book in his car; police claim he had a gun, was ordered to put the gun down multiple times before being shot, and that a gun was found on him afterward.
Last night’s coverage of the riots was WILD. Maybe the craziest news-focused TV since the Ferguson riots. Just pure chaos. Reporters getting trucked over. People getting shot. Fires. Looting. One civilian was shot by another civilian and put on life support. Four cops were injured. It was wild.
This isn’t a protest. This is a riot.
Come on, Charlotte. https://t.co/x98RK5Ttl9
— CAR Panthers News (@CarPanthersNews) September 22, 2016
— Boston Bobblehead (@DBloom451) September 22, 2016
— 11Alive News (@11AliveNews) September 22, 2016
CORRECTION UPDATE: Civilian who suffered gunshot wound during protests is on life support, critical condition. Not deceased.
— City of Charlotte (@CLTgov) September 22, 2016
4 officers injured during demonstration. All non- life threatening
— CMPD News (@CMPD) September 22, 2016
I have declared a State of Emergency & initiated efforts to deploy the Nat’l Guard & Highway Patrol to assist local law enforcement in CLT
— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) September 22, 2016
— LA Sports Radio (@LASportsRadio) September 22, 2016
CNN reporter just got attacked on air. pic.twitter.com/sqdaiUTHXx
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) September 22, 2016
“wait, this is not the street hockey game” pic.twitter.com/RCxRgkM8ZV
— Sam Riggs (@RiggsBarstool) September 22, 2016
VIDEO: Charlotte rioters attempt to throw a journalist into a fire. He is saved by civilians & police officers pic.twitter.com/od2pRPihlO
— Independent Journal (@TheIJR) September 22, 2016
— Collin Jones (@CJones_17) September 22, 2016
Yes that white dude was just rollerblading through the riots all night. Crazy scene.