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WATCH: Protests in Charlotte, North Carolina

Keith Lamont Scott, a black man, was reportedly reading a book when he was shot dead by police in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 20.

According to the Charlotte Observer, the shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Village at College Downs apartment complex on Old Concord Road just before 4 p.m.

Officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant, but the man who was shot was not the person they were attempting to take into custody.

Police told the newspaper Scott was armed and a gun was recovered at the scene by detectives.

However, the police chief said he could not be sure by a video he observed if Scott was indeed pointing a gun. You can watch his speech at a news conference below:

WATCH: Keith Scott May Not Have Been Pointing a Gun, Police Chief Says

Video reviewed by Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney doesn't prove , at this point, that Keith Lamont Scott was pointing a gun. Watch the news conference here.

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A cell phone video filmed by Rakeyia Scott, wife of the slain Keith Lamont Scott, does not show the shooting of her husband but shows the moments leading up to it. Gunfire is heard on camera:

A Facebook live video was posted after the shooting by Scott’s daughter, Lyric Scott. She said he did not have a gun.

The community is outraged and protesting the shooting. Police in riot gear have asked the crowd to leave, but they’re refusing. You can read more about Scott here.

Riots continued Wednesday night.

You can watch videos taken from the scene below:

Protesters “greatly outnumbered police” and the reporter appears to have been harassed:

Reporter Joe Bruno said there appeared to be about 100 people at the protest. They were chanting “no justice no peace.” Watch the coverage below:

Police can be seen trying to disperse the crowd:

George Shears III cries with emotion in the video below, and talks about having tear gas sprayed at him as he leaves the protest. “There’s a lot of hate in this country…and hate harbors hate. We’ve got to stick together, we’ve got to build this country up…we can’t keep killing people,” he said.

Riots erupted again Wednesday evening. You can watch more videos of Wednesday night’s riots here.

WATCH: Charlotte, North Carolina Riots Continue Wednesday Night

Riots have continued for a second evening in Charlotte, North Carolina, following the police-involved shooting of a black man Tuesday. You can watch videos from the scene here.

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Lyric Scott: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Lyric Scott is the daughter of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man who was killed by police in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lyric posted live video to Facebook and attended a protest in her father's honor. Read more here.

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Keith Lamont Scott: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by police in Charlotte, North Carolina. His family and the police have released conflicting stories about what happened.

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WATCH: Daughter Posts Facebook Live Video After Man Killed by Charlotte Police

Lyric Scott, a woman who says her father was fatally shot by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, is streaming live on Facebook at the scene. Watch here.

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Riots on the Streets of Milwaukee: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Riots have erupted in Milwaukee after a police-involved shooting. Heavy spoke with a man who was at the scene, and says he understands why it happened. Read more here about this breaking story here.

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*This story is being updated as information becomes available.

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35 comments

  1. How many blacks were killed in Chicago this week?This year??Where are the protests there?More blacks will be killed by other blacks in Chicago this year than by all of the police in the United States added together.Where is the outrage or is it alright for blacks to kill other blacks.

    • Therein lies the rub John. Your facts are correct along with the reality that the amount of people killed by police are primarily white, then filtering down through the various other races.They consistently have raged against the “system” claiming they are always the victims.They complain that their schools are bad so the children can’t get an education when it’s the gang violence and other influences that keep the school system from spending millions of dollars in a place that will be trashed within a year not to mention the safety or lack thereof for the teachers who do risk life and limb trying to give the quality education that they claim is not available.
      Once again blacks are blaming everyone but their own people for the problems they encounter.

      • They’re morons with zero accountability, just listen to them talk and the way they act. When are people going to get tired of it and make a stand?

      • Michael, so this all started with gangs huh? What about before gangs, what was the reason then? Your facts are correct but taking that fact and drawing the inference that you are is not correct. Caucasians Americans make up 62 percent of the U.S. population but only about 49 percent of those who are killed by police officers. African Americans account for 24 percent of those killed by the police despite being just 13 percent of the U.S. population. That means black Americans are 2.5 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and killed by police officers.

    • The officer involved in the shooting was black. Did you read the story at all? Police are suppose to protect the public whereas gang bangers do not have that responsibility. Child molesters will molest more children this year than registered pediatricians but nobody protests child molesters because..well because that’s what they do. If there was a hospital or institution that kept churning out baby raping pediatricians, I think people would protest. You are comparing black gang bangers that have been warring in Chicago in the 50’s to men and women of many races all over the country that are public servants. Do you see a problem with that? Lumping all types of people into one category simply because of race?

    • If you interviewed them separately, you would get as many answers what they are doing out there, instead of blaming cops, look inside to the fatherless families, the fathers need to step up instead of stepping aside, take some responsibility for the children you bore.

  2. The Problem is that the Government is instigating all this if it was let known that rioting and violence was not going to be tolerated then this would not be a happening, If you have a weapon and are being aggressive with the Cops then they are going to take action and you can not blame them for that, they want to go home at the end of the night. but on the other hand you have judges ruling that Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect the citizens, when they swear to PROTECT and SERVE, Not rule and Judge. So there are Cops out there that take their authority to another level but that is not all Cops just like Not all African Americans are bad, but if you are looting and rioting then you are part of the cause that Cops are shooting People cause you think you don’t have to obey the laws. Stop acting like Degenerates and you wont be treated as such.

  3. Well I just watched the blacks rioting in NC. I have to say that these people are just making us hate them. If they wanted to have us respect them then why act like a bunch of idiots?

    • That’s how I feel. I am getting more angry every day watching how disrespectful they are to the Police. Maybe that’s why they are treating them like they are. The HUGE Chip they all have on their shoulders. Violence DOES NOT Get you anywhere but more trouble. For white people ,thats how it does.

    • Crystal, is there only one color setting on your television? There were people of other races who were protesting and or rioting. There is a constitutional right to peaceful protest and these protests were scheduled with the city. There are always people of any and every race who will use this as an opportunity to loot or commit other crimes. Did you not see any of the white people being arrested?

  4. This is a riot not a protest. These people need to go home now. This is the reason police fear for their lives and shoot first. I hope the looting was worth it for these thugs.

  5. Violence is never the solution to a problem. All the accuses and pain inflicted onto others cannot account for civilians actions. I am tired of hearing about one population in the news. What about everyone else? I thought we were a country that stood United? The media is only embedding these populations and making the situation worse by sensationalizing them. They want attention and that is what they are getting. These sorts of actions are only brought upon themselves and in the end they are the one’s left to blame. Race, color, sex, religion, and ethnicity has nothing to do with the destruction of others. Destroying others livelihoods are not exactly peaceful protests. With that said all lives matter!

    All Lives Matter

    There was a time when we stood tall,
    And in that time we have come to fall,
    It’s true that we once had it all,
    But people were blinded by a wall.

    Now it’s not too late to re-considerate,
    The country we lived in that made us great,
    However, if you choose the wrong fate and become the bait,
    Your no greater then those whom are overcome by hate.

    We live in a land,
    Where wrong is not right,
    And we should understand,
    Fighting ourselves won’t help us unite.

    So please come to your senses,
    Before more harm is done,
    Put down your pickets and fences,
    For not just yourselves but everyone.

    Thus we should be ashamed,
    Of the people we’ve become,
    We have ourselves to blame,
    For all lives matter and not just one.

  6. WHY Did they “Let ” the people Protest Wed. night after burning & damaging other peoples property Tuesday night. It Was NOT Peaceful the night before. Now there is State of Emergency.

    • Because we live in a free country tbeaux. Do you know for a fact that it was the exact same group of people that were rioting that sat down with local politicians and scheduled a protest?

  7. All the Violence they are showing is Justifying the Police being aggressive. The Police are showing way to much patience. People throwing bricks, using fingers as a gun pointing & acting like they are shooting them. I don’t know ANY Cop that would take that from white or any color you are.

    • They definitely should start shooting people. That would help the situation and the citizens of Charlotte. After the mass execution everyone would be much nicer to each other.

      • Oh so they can do what ever disrespectful thing they want. That makes everything OK. I know cops where I live wouldn’t take that from someone white as snow! Disrespect is Disrespect, I don’t care what color you are.No one said they needed to be shot. The ones throwing a man in a fire, climbing on people’s car in the middle of the highway, walking in front of car and not letting them around,shooting a person in the back of their head! Now those might deserve to be shot. Threatening people’s life & no protection around. Guns out.

  8. If you want these kinds of events to continue to occur, with the blessing of the White House, and US Atty. General, go ahead and vote for Clinton: if not, vote for Trump, the only person with the guts to say what most of us are thinking. Go look up the criminal record of this “Angel” who was just sitting in his car reading the Bible…what a joke, but let’s see how much of his background the Liberal Media will reveal. A year ago, NC was strongly polling for Clinton, but that huge lead has evaporated, recently, and this type of incident pretty much guarantees a win for Trump. I can’t tell you how many good, hard working, and successful black families are supporting Trump, especially those in the military, and the police forces.

  9. The U.S. Constitution allows us to peaceably assemble when protesting… not to murder, loot, damage property, and assault people. If I was the governor and mayor, I’d say, load up on the RUBBER BULLETS and fire at will, at anyone seen not peaceably assembling. If they’re standing around the cops, trying to start a confrontation, that’s not peaceably assembling… fire at will. If people are smashing store-front windows and looting… fire at will. A few deep bruises with those RUBBER BULLETS might get the message across. If it gets more violent than that… pull out the real thing… they deserve it.

  10. The Proof is out. Riot people, blacks, don’t have to listen to cops anymore. They are doing nothing they are told. Only white people have to show Respect & obey Police officers. Black people can throw people in the fire, stomp on people, shoot them in the head, destroy other people’s property, threaten cops lives, Throw bricks at them. Etc… Telling cops WHEN They will go home.It’s all on tv.

  11. We imported the strong ones, not the smart ones. Real africans aren’t nearly as stupid or violent as african-americans. These savages need a huge dose of reality.