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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 […]

Seven Charlotteans are suing the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department over officers use of tear gas during the September riots after the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, according the Charlotte Observer. The plaintiffs filed the petition in federal court. Don’t Miss: Hillary Clinton To Sit Down With BLM Activists DeRay Mckesson & Brittany Packnett The plaintiffs want […]

Calling him ‘bruh’ and ‘big man,’ Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police worked to save Keith Lamont Scott after Officer Brentley Vinson fatally shot Scott on Sept. 20 at his apartment complex in North Charlotte. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! On the 16-minute body camera, the opening scenes were previously released. In the remaining footage, officers work to cover […]

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 […]

Keith Lamont Scott’s family say they are glad that Charlotte Mecklenburg Police released the footage of Scott’s final moments. They dispute CMPD’s assertion that Scott had a gun. “I don’t see anything that would lead to him losing his life,” said family attorney Justin Bamberg. “Mr Scott steps out of the vehicle. He doesn’t appear […]

Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tweeted that Charlotte should release the tape. Clinton’s tweet posted after national news outlets released a video of Keith Lamont Scott’s wife’s  phone footage of the moments leading up to his shooting death. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney has said that releasing the tape could hinder the investigation. In a press conference this […]

On Thursday, Mayor Jennifer Roberts implemented a curfew for the entire city of Charlotte. Nearly everyone with the exception of police, paramedics, emergency personnel, other public employees and the media must be off the roads from midnight until 6 a.m. Business such as bars and restaurants are expected to close at midnight. The list of people exempt […]

Keith Lamont Scott’s family released video footage recorded by his wife in the moments that led up to the fatal shooting of Scott. His wife, Rakeyia, can be heard saying that he doesn’t have a gun. “He has no weapon,” Rakeyia Scott can be heard saying. The video doesn’t show exactly what happened during the […]

Hundreds of protestors took over the streets of Uptown on Wednesday in a mostly peaceful protest in response to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Marchers chanted to see the tapes and slogans of unity as they walked more than eight miles circling the Center City primarily near the EpiCentre. The only thing […]

After a peaceful night of protests, there are reports of protests at various schools across the Charlotte area today. CMS released the following statement in response: “CMS principals are working closely with staff and students to provide appropriate ways for students to share feelings and ask questions regarding recent events. Our goal at CMS is […]