Charlotte protests

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 […]

Keith Scott Buried In SC Friends, family and the media gathered in James Island, SC near Charleston for the funeral of Keith Scott who was gunned down by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. Scott’s funeral was originally planned for two weeks ago, but was delayed because of Hurricane Matthew. 2nd Man Charged In EpiCentre Assault Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Detectives […]

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 […]

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 […]

Updated: CMPD released the video to the media at 6:30 p.m. In a 30 minute press conference, Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney reiterated what he’s said consistently: The videos do not show that Keith Lamont Scott had a gun or that it was pointed it at police officers. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Putney did say, however, […]

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 […]