On Monday and Tuesday, representatives of “Mothers of the Movement” — moms of three black men who died in encounters with police in high-profile drive by media frenzies — “campaigned” for Hillary Clinton in Fayetteville, Durham, Greensboro, and Charlotte. Those are all locales with large black populations. And you can assume that the title of the talks was not “Hug a Cop Today.”
On Tuesday evening, riots erupted in Charlotte — one of the four cities that hosted these ladies. Of course, the catalyst of the riots was said to be a police shooting of a black man. (Never mind the officer who shot the suspect was black, and reported to a black chief, who reports to a Democrat mayor of a majority-Democrat city.)
Now WHY would Hillary Clinton’s campaign send these women around our state to campaign in her name? Their message was essentially: Look what the police did to my black son.
The campaign events were all held in areas with large contingencies of black residents. And riots just happen to break out in one of the four cities the ladies visited. Talk about dropping a match in a pool of gasoline.
Here’s another interesting take on events in Charlotte via FrontPage magazine:
Black Lives Matter rioters claiming systemic racial discrimination is killing black people have laid siege to largely black Charlotte, North Carolina, after a black cop who reports to a black police chief shot and killed a black suspect who reportedly refused to drop his handgun.
With Election Day only weeks away, it is possible the chaos in the Tarheel State is part of a left-wing get-out-the-vote effort to foment unrest in the state’s black communities. Remember that Democrat Barack Obama narrowly won the vitally important battleground state in 2008 and narrowly lost it in 2012.
It is entirely possible that the whole exercise in civil unrest was engineered or at least exacerbated by professional left-wingers trying to win the state for Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Riots, of course, are the stock in trade of radical speculator George Soros, the preeminent funder of the Left who has given generously to Black Lives Matter. Soros has a long history of underwriting violence and civil unrest not just in America but all over the world.
Black Lives Matter ringleader DeRay Mckesson describes rioting as “a cry for justice.” He told Yale students that “looting for me isn’t violent, it’s an expression of anger,” and that “The act of looting is political. Another way to dissolve consent. Pressing you to no longer keep me out of this space, by destroying it.”
But regardless of what leftists say, there is no right to riot. “Although the right to peacefully protest is enshrined in the Constitution,” law professor John F. Banzhaf III writes, “there is no constitutional or other legal right to commit criminal acts to make a point.”
Amidst all of the drive by media demagoguery about body-cams and Pat McCrory, this article drops some facts into the equation:
[…] The rioting in Charlotte followed the police-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon. Keith Lamont Scott, 43, a black career criminal, was fatally shot by officer Brentley Vinson, 26, a former high school football star who also happens to be black.
Scott had a long criminal record. According to the Charlotte Observer:
A public records search shows that Scott was convicted in April 2004 of a misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon charge in Mecklenburg County [North Carolina]. Other charges stemming from that date were dismissed: felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and misdemeanors assault on a child under 12, assault on a female and communicating threats.
In April 2015 in Gaston County Court, Scott was found guilty of driving while intoxicated.
In 1992, Scott was charged in Charleston County, S.C., with several different crimes on different dates, including carrying a concealed weapon (not a gun), simple assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He pleaded guilty to all charges.
Scott also was charged with aggravated assault in 1992 and assault with intent to kill in 1995. Both charges were reduced, but the disposition of the cases is unclear.
According to Bexar County, Texas, records, Scott was sentenced in March 2005 to 15 months in a state jail for evading arrest. In July of that year, records show, he was sentenced to seven years in prison on a conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman said Scott completed his sentence and was released from prison in 2011.
About 4 p.m. Tuesday police were trying to serve an outstanding warrant in The Village at College Downs apartment complex, said Charlotte police chief Kerr Putney, a black man.
Scott was not the subject of the warrant but police observed him getting out of his car with a handgun before getting back in the car, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Police approached Scott and demanded he drop his gun. He refused to do so and exited the car while holding the weapon. Police on the scene apparently deemed him an imminent threat and shot him an undisclosed number of times. There is reportedly video footage of the event but police have so far refused to release it because their investigation is still underway.[…]
Gosh. A record with all that assault and carrying a concealed weapon stuff. *Why on Earth would the cops be concerned about this guy and what he had in his hand?*