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Old 09-24-2016, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I am shocked and dismayed by the vitriol on the C-D Charlotte subforum about this. Two men lost their lives. It's tragic no matter how you slice it.

I viewed the police bodycam and dashcam videos and it looks like Mr Scott had his hands down by his side to me. It is hard to see, but he certainly doesn't look threatening in those videos. He's not visibly pointing a weapon and is walking backward away.

I really think police officers need more training about how to de-escalate a situation. Again, I have great respect for the most of the officers that I have come in contact with (aside from a couple over the years who pulled me over for no reason). The goal of the police should be to protect everyone. Shootings by police are a HUGE problem in this country. Check the stats against other developed nations.

Total fatal police shootings/law enforcement homicides per year

Stop the killing: Fatal police shootings in Canada | TheIndependent.ca
United States 930
Canada 25
Germany 8
Australia 5
United Kingdom 2
Japan 0

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ther-countries
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:53 PM
 
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they claimed he had an ankle holster. Yeah right, Black perps dont wear ankle holsters.

The majority of ankle holsters are worn by police officers.

He exited the vehicle and was shot immediately
You can see something black around his right ankle in both videos.

And I don't think I'd call it immediately. He stepped out, turned around then took about 4 steps before being shot.

But of course as both the police and Scott's lawyer said before the videos were released, you can't tell what if anything was in his hand.
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:55 PM
 
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Some are too set in denial to empathize. This is more about sanctity of life than racial politics. I think there is a middle ground that I hope we get to...with today's polarized politics it's difficult to have a good conversation without vitriol and hate.
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:58 PM
 
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Based on his actions - did he deserve to be shot dead? I think this is tragic. I don't judge the police for their fear but advocate for improvement in non lethal solutions. This shouldn't be a controversial request. Some on this thread have even questioned the motive of this dead mans wife based on her reaction! Ridiculous and sad.
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:59 PM
 
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You think you're shocked and dismayed over police involved use of deadly force, I DARE you to post the real statistics of black on black homicides.

Talk about being shocked and dismayed . . . talk about THE huge problem in this country . . .

But, why are we all IGNORING the REAL problem?

If black lives matter -- and they do -- why is everyone IGNORING THE SINGLE BIGGEST CAUSE OF VIOLENT DEATH OF BLACK LIVES IN AMERICA???

I DARE you to post the real statistics of black on black homicides and then contend shootings by police, 99.999999 % of which are found to be legally justified, is the problem we should all be focusing on . . .
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:04 PM
 
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Don't compare police shootings to black-on-black crime - Chicago Tribune

Black on black crime, while a serious issue, should not be used as a deflection to the serious issue of police bias and likely will spark a conversation you are not prepared to handle responsibly. Did you take American history?
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:12 PM
 
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Sure it should. Black on black crime is a very real issue. It is THE issue the rest of the nation not parading peacefully and / or rioting, looting and burning following some police use of force incidents recognizes as THE issue confronting Anerica's FUTURE. Police bias is a myth you and some others seem to be desperately proselytizing, to no meaningful end.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:14 PM
 
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Don't compare police shootings to black-on-black crime - Chicago Tribune

Black on black crime, while a serious issue, should not be used as a deflection to the serious issue of police bias and likely will spark a conversation you are not prepared to handle responsibly. Did you take American history?
Most of the posters on this board are very racist and sociopathic. This behavior has been going on the entire time blacks have been forced to live with europeans in this country. I don't expect this deflective behavior to stop now. Black people are at WAR. City Data is a good social compass for understanding the behavior of white people behind closed doors...
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:20 PM
 
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I viewed the police bodycam and dashcam videos and it looks like Mr Scott had his hands down by his side to me. It is hard to see, but he certainly doesn't look threatening in those videos. He's not visibly pointing a weapon and is walking backward away.
So you think his wife started screaming "don't do it Keith! don't do it!" because he had his hands down by his side in a non-threatening manner? If so, it's because you're determined to see what you want to see.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:24 PM
 
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Most of the posters on this board are very racist and sociopathic. This behavior has been going on the entire time blacks have been forced to live with europeans in this country. I don't expect this deflective behavior to stop now. Black people are at WAR. City Data is a good social compass for understanding the behavior of white people behind closed doors...
You decry racists, then make a generalization about all white people. There are racists on both sides. If Black people are igniting a war, they can expect a lot of casualties. We do not need to be at war with each other in this country, we need to find more paths to peace.

Personally I love black people. But I can recognize right from wrong. Keith Scott was wrong in this case, and it cost him his life. Even more wrong are the folks who are trying to position a case of a black man killing another black man as an example of white suppression of blacks or racism. Let's face it, the race card has been played out. It is no longer effective.
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