Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cop Walk In The Keith Lamont Scott Case!

No charges for the cop who killed Keith Scott. 

When will we see justice?

No charges will be filed against Brentley Vinson, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Metro Police plain clothes detective who killed Keith Lamont Scott. Keith's death set off a few nights of unrest.

The Mecklenburg Co. District Attorney Andrew Murray said at a press conference Wednesday that Vinson acted lawfully when he shot and killed Keith.

Vinson and other officers were after another man when this encounter happened. They found Scott and confronted him instead.

"After a thorough review, and given the totality of the circumstances and credible evidence in this case, it is in my opinion that Officer Vinson acted lawfully when he shot Mr. Scott," said Murray.

What happened at the scene merited two different theories. One saying that he was minding his business and he didn't have a gun. Rakeyia Scott said to the cops he was on his medicine and he wasn't doing anything to them.
Charlotte plains clothes officer Bentley Vinson got off a murder charge.
When asked about if Keith had a gun, the district attorney ducked it. 

"The videos show that Mr. Scott did not comply with those commands. In interviews, an officer described Mr. Scott's behavior during this incident. Those descriptions included that he had a blank stare as if he was in a trace-like state. This behavior is consistent with the known side effects of medication prescribed to Mr. Scott. Additional side effects are aggression and behavior abnormalities," said Murray.

The family isn't happy about this. 

"We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney Murray, his office and the [North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation] for the respect they shown the Scott family and for their willingness to explain how they conducted their investigation and the conclusions they reached.

We are profoundly disappointed in their decision not to criminally charge Officer Bentley Vinson for actions in taking the life of Keith Lamont Scott.

While we understand that many in the Charlotte area share our frustration and pain, we ask that everyone work together to fix the system that allowed this tragedy to happen in the first place.

All our family wanted was justice and for these members of law enforcement to understand that what they did was wrong.

We respectfully aks that you please keep any protest that may occur peaceful. Responding to violence with violence is never an appropriate response. This is just one more step in our quest for justice."

So, I am going to be blunt in this. I am getting fed up with this. I am tired of cops getting away with murder. 


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