Charlotte protests

On Tuesday, September 20, Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer while waiting at the bus stop to pick up his child. Details on how he died and the reasons for his death vary between the community, family and police. His death has sparked outrage in a city that is normally […]

On Tuesday, September 20, Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer while waiting at the bus stop to pick up his child. Details on how he died and the reasons for his death vary between the community, family and police. His death has sparked outrage in a city that is normally […]

The Atlanta-based organization SisterStrong is expanding to Charlotte with the help of Charlotte Uprising activist Ashley Williams. The group will host an artist benefit show tonight at the Goodyear Arts. Want the latest news and gossip at your fingertips? Text NC to 71007 to join our text club! “SisterSong’s mission is to strengthen and amplify the collective […]

In an affidavit from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Major Michael Campagna, police say accusations that a police officer killed protestor Justin Carr increased the agitation during the second night of rioting following Keith Lamont Scott’s death. “The crowd is convinced that the police killed the victim with a rubber bullet. While untrue, this belief dramatically elevates the […]

Charlotte leaders gathered at the Harvey B. Gantt Center to announce the formation of the One Charlotte, a community initiative to address the problems highlighted in last month’s protests. Don’t Miss: Rev. William Barber Discusses Voting Initiatives In Crucial North Carolina Participants included Jesse Cureton, Chief Consumer Officer for Novant Health, Dr. Marcus Plescia, Health Director for the […]

Updated 10:22: WCNC is reporting that CMPD has permission to release the tapes. The ball is back in Chief Kerr Putney’s court. Updated: 9:50 Hillary Clinton is postponing trip until next Sunday, according to WCNC. Oh, and SBI has interviewed most critical witnesses in the case. Hillary Clinton is coming to Charlotte on Sunday. Earlier today […]

The SAFE Coalition called Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to make changes in its organization to better protect the citizens and build trust in the community. The organization also called on the City Council to use its power to better police the police and lobby state legislators to create legislation to protect citizens. Sign Up For Our […]

Several days of unrest exacerbated by the city's lack of transparency in Scott's shooting death brought forth emotional reactions during a Monday night city council meeting.

Dozens of protestors filled the Charlotte Government Center’s meeting chamber for a chance to express their anger, rage, frustration and distrust following a week of protest after Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by police. Everyone was a target on Monday. The City Council and Mayor Jennifer Roberts were called devils. The Charlotte Mecklenbur Police […]

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police reported that 11 people were arrested Sunday. Charges ranged from carrying a concealed weapon during an extraordinary event to standing in the street. Most of the people arrested were from Charlotte. Panthers Show Support For Protests Is Cam Woke? Last year, Cam Newton said “an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot […]

North Carolina NAACP President Dr. William Barber is always on the front lines of injustice. This past week’s uprising in Charlotte is no difference. Barber has spent time in Charlotte working with the family of Keith Lamont Scott and local officials to determine exactly what is going on. Like many others, Barber says he believes […]