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Protesters: Police shooting may be legal, but isn’t right

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    The family of Keith Lamont Scott including his wife Rakeyia Scott, right, attend a news conference after finding out charges would not be filed against CMPD officer Brentley Vinson in the fatal shooting of her husband.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> Some African-American community leaders in Charlotte say the decision not to charge a police officer in the shooting death of a black man was legal, but not right.

North Carolina NAACP President William Barber says it appears the police officers shoot quicker at black people than others.

Community groups want a full federal investigation into the shooting of Keith Scott by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Brentley Vinson. They also want Charlotte police to change their policies to encourage officers to use non-deadly force and improve their negotiating skills and train them to work on deescalating confrontations before they turn deadly.

Charlotte police say they’re having an independent review of their policies, and will release body camera footage when people are seriously hurt or killed by officers as soon as possible.

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  • Relations between the police and the public they are sworn to protect may be bad where you live, but it’s unwise in the extreme to not comply immediately with officers who are pointing guns at you. Ýou have the choice to be smart and alive or dumb and dead. Unless you truly are a resident of a fascist police state or a military dictatorship, it’s really that simple.

  • Justifiable shooting by a black police officer…so BLM are out protesting anther killing of an unarmed black man by white cops. Leftist alternative reality courtesy of George Soros.

  • >>> “the decision not to charge a police officer in the shooting death of a black man was legal, but not right.”

    We are a nation that’s governed by the rule of law. What one person thinks is right may not be what other’s think.

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