Thursday, September 22, 2016
Blame Game: Charlotte Uprising!
The shiny coin theory. When the junk food media covers the story, it drives the emotions, the partisan bickering and the politicians licking their chops hoping these incidents benefit them in an election.
The junk food media leaves New York/New Jersey. They head over to Charlotte to cover the unrest.
The unrest started after allegations of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Metro Police shooting Keith Lamont Scott. Some of the residents believe that the police murdered an innocent man. The police said that he was strapped to the tee and he failed to obey an order.
This comes a few days after a Tulsa officer shot and killed Terence Crutcher.
Regardless, the tensions were high and it's been brewing for a long time.
If you're a Black man, a woman who is pregnant, a worshiping Muslim, a child of an immigrant or refugee, you're really starting to see the country you're a part of come apart at the seams.
Barack Obama's final year as president has been contiguous. Republicans opposed him every step of the way.
The junk food media is responsible for the tension. Agitators on the cable networks have promoted this narrative that cops aren't the bad guys. They push the blame on the president, Hillary Clinton, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for the uprising. And the agitators on the right have constantly blamed him for flaming racial tensions.
There was a person who was severely injured in this event.
One person was shot dead on Wednesday in a second night of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, officials said, as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse unruly protesters after the fatal police shooting of a black man.
Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney confirmed that a person shot during the protest had died but did not identify the individual or the origin of the gunfire.
However, city officials said in a Twitter message that the fatal gunshot was fired by one civilian at another, not by police. A police officer was also being treated for injuries suffered during the protests, the city said.
Putney told Fox News: "We’re trying to disperse the crowd. We’ve been very patient, but now they’ve become very aggressive, throwing bottles and so forth, at my officers, so it’s time for us now to restore order."
"We are tired of people, especially police, killing our black men," Blanche Penn, a longtime community activist, said at Wednesday evening's rally, where the mood had begun as resolute but peaceful. "Charlotte has always been quiet. But now it's time to be loud."
Sixteen officers were injured late on Tuesday and early Wednesday as police in riot gear clashed with demonstrators who hurled stones, set fires and briefly blocked an interstate highway.
Tuesday's disturbances in Charlotte unfolded as demonstrators in Tulsa, Oklahoma, demanded the arrest of a police officer seen in a video last week fatally shooting an unarmed black man who had his hands in clear view at the time.
The deaths were the latest incidents to raise questions of racial bias in U.S. law enforcement, and they stoked a national debate on policing ahead of the presidential election in November. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Wednesday with the mayors of Charlotte and Tulsa, a White House official said.