In these waning days of the era of Obama, it almost seems as though we are getting one major riot every time we turn around. This week it was the wanton destruction in Democrat-controlled Charlotte, North Carolina.
The riots began after the police-involved shooting of 43-year-old African American Keith Lamont Scott. The suspect was shot on September 20 by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer Brentley Vinson–who is also an African American. Officers said Scott exited a vehicle while holding a gun, and after ignoring repeated orders to drop the piece, he was shot.
Despite the account offered by police, members of the community, spurred by the domestic terror outfit Black Lives Matter, first took to the streets in protest on the evening of September 20 over what they insisted was the “murder” of Scott. Signs sporting violent phrases such “no justice, no peace” and the like were seen downtown among the protesters. And as is their wont, the “protests” quickly turned into a riot on the first evening.
But things got far worse the next night. By the night of September 21, the purported protests simply became an excuse for widespread disruption, violence, and property destruction with the carnage being widespread throughout the downtown area.
Tweets from the news media tell a sickening story:
Other video shows rioters looting stores, breaking open a cash register to steal money, and even stealing shoes.
The violence and destruction was so bad that the NFL was considering moving this Sunday’s Carolina Panthers game to another location away from Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium. No decision has yet been made, but the team and the NFL both announced they are monitoring the rioting and will make a determination as Sunday approaches.