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BREAKING: Charlotte Police Chief, Kerr Putney, just made a partial release of dash cam and body cam footage
of Keith Lamont Scott's murder.1 And it's devastating to watch.
Keith slowly exits his car, and turns around with his hands at his sides, and within seconds police shoot him down. Neither of the videos show definitive evidence of Keith Scott holding a gun as police have claimed--and after police shot and killed Keith Scott, they handcuffed his lifeless body. To make matters worse, Putney has still refused to release the full video, claiming it is not relevant to the shooting. A partial video release is not enough, but if this killing happened a week from today, even this would be impossible.
A new North Carolina law goes into effect on October 1st, and will prohibit any body-cam or dash-cam footage from being released to the public. It's infuriating and a slap in the face to Black people who've been in the streets demanding transparency and reform.
In just a few hours, you and over 33,000 Color of Change members signed a petition calling on the Department of Justice to take action against this law. Now more than ever, we need as many people as possible to sign so t...
We have to make sure North Carolina police can't hide behind a blue wall of silence any longer.
The recent police killings of Terence Catcher in Oklahoma and Keith Lamont Scott in North Carolina show why it's crucial for Colin Kaepernick and other athletes to continue their efforts to call attention to violence against Black communities, says Rashad Robinson ...