No charges in Keith Lamont Scott police shooting, Charlotte DA says
The North Carolina cop whose shooting of a black man in September touched off riots and helped fan fanned racial flames around the nation will not face charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday as he painstakingly laid out evidence the dead man brandished an illegal gun at police and ignored repeated commands to drop it.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray determined that Officer Brentley Vinson’s actions in killing Keith Lamont Scott were justified.
“We cannot know what Scott’s intention was that day,” Murray said.
Scott’s family has said he was not armed. SOURCE
Of course his family says he wasn’t armed, that’s what people like this do.
I am pretty sure he was a good boy and loved his Mama, attended church every time the doors were open, donated to the Red Cross, Jerry’s Kids, the Salvation Army, Shriners, and worked 2 full time jobs so he could be the fine, upstanding person his family wants us to believe he was.
So, if Keith Lamont Scott was such an upstanding citizen, why then did he have to buy a gun illegally?
“Mr. Scott illegally purchased the gun on Sept. 2,” Murray said. The seller admitted to selling the gun to a third party on Facebook.
And for what it’s worth, Facebook has a very strict policy about the sale of guns through their website. As founder and Chief Admin of The United States Gun Owners Association page on Facebook I receive regular reminders regarding the rules applied to gun pages by Facebook and the consequences that we could have imposed upon us if we don’t adhere to the rules. Continue reading