Charlotte: The Rule Of Law Wins One


By: Mike McDaniel    The story of criminal Keith Scott and police officer Brently Vinson is a fascinating study in two starkly different views of the rule of lawIn September of 2016, In Charlotte, NC career criminal Keith Scott had the bad luck to be parked near where the police were about to serve an arrest warrant on someone else. An officer noticed Scott smoking a blunt in his vehicle, and initially ignored him, but a short time later saw him still at it, but this time, with a handgun visible. The police couldn’t ignore that, and when they approached Scott, he got out of the car, a handgun in his hand, ignored repeated and clear police orders, and was shot and killed.

The irony involved? Both Scott and the officer that shot him are black.

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