The popular narrative in Charlotte (see CHARLOTTE: Man in ‘Free Hugs’ Shirt Hugs Cop. ‘Peaceful’ Protesters Berate Him… and Surprise! HUGE Percentage of Charlotte, NC Rioters? From Out of State…) is that Keith Scott was armed with nothing but a book and was shot in cold blood by “the pigs.” You know, the narrative where Scott’s wife yelled he didn’t have a gun. A gun inconveniently recovered by police. With his inconveniently placed fingerprints upon it.
Here’s an additional problem to the growing list of narrative busters: last year Mrs. Scott told the police her husband DID have a gun. A gun she claimed he would shoot her with.
And this was apparently a regular occurrence…
He was not allowed near their Gastonia apartment they’d called home since April 2014, according to court documents. He was told to turn over a black 9mm handgun he owned illegally.
Eleven days later, Rakeyia Scott voluntarily dismissed the order against her husband, writing, “He is no longer a threat to me and my family.”
But three days before she got the order, Keith Scott had kicked her, punched their 8-year-old in the head three times and threatened to kill her with the gun, she had written.
“He said he is a ‘killer’ and we should know that,” she wrote.
She said the man she’d been married to since she was 18 did not have a gun permit and was a felon, having been incarcerated from April 2004 to April 2011.
She checked a box saying her husband had threatened her with the gun before.
What are the odds that the police had all of this information available to them before telling Scott to get out of the car? ALLEGEDLY?!
I would say pretty good, what with computers and dispatch and what not. Technology. It’s a thing.
Which means Keith Scott, though it’s always tragic when someone dies, was not a cream puff. He wasn’t a carefree, innocent little snowflake. The dude had a record. A record of being violent, of threatening his wife, of harming his family. So when he encountered police, is it that much of a stretch to think maybe, if he’d been violent towards his own family, he might not be super polite with the police?
No, I’m not saying impolite people deserve to get shot and killed by 5-o. The problem here is one of history. Keith Scott was not casually reading The Picture of Dorian Gray while he was gunned down. He didn’t have a book, he had a 9mm. I’m not sure I’d be able to pull of that excuse at either a library or an airport. “Oh snap, is that my Glock? I thought it was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! I am always confusing my books for my guns!”
Keith Scott: the more we learn, the more we realize Charlotte was burned down for nothing. Also, as a reminder, Keith Scott was shot by a black cop. This case is as racial as a copy of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is a Mossberg.
But, you know, LOL facts…