While it has not been made public yet, a North Carolina news outlet is reporting the dash cam video of the Keith Scott shooting clearly shows him with a gun. Which is a giant level ten Uh-Oh to the “unarmed black man shot by racist cops” narrative.
— WSOCTV (@wsoctv) September 21, 2016
A Charlotte, North Carolina news station says it has confirmed with sources that there is dash camera video that shows Keith Scott getting out of a car and coming at police officers with a gun in his hand.
A police officer shot and killed Scott on Tuesday.
Chief Kerr Putney said Scott posed a threat because officers saw him exit a vehicle twice with a the gun and didn’t drop it when police ordered him to do so.
WSCO said Chief Putney said he saw some of the video from the scene, but not all of it.
“I can tell you a weapon was seized, a handgun. I can also tell you, we did not find a book, that has been made reference to,” said Putney. “I can just tell you what I know based on what we’ve gathered through the scientific process of going through the evidence.
One of the first people to see the dash cam footage would be the chief of police. Also, since the #BlackLivesMatter rules of engagement clearly state everything must be made about race at all times, the Chief of Police? He’s black. Whoops.
Also black? Brentlet Vinson, the highly respected police officer involved in the actual shooting of Keith Scott. Whoops again.
Officers approached Scott after he got back into the car. He emerged from the car with a firearm “and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers, who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject,” police said in a statement. “The officers immediately requested Medic and began performing CPR.”
Police said they recovered the firearm Scott was holding.
As riots continue today, keep these things in mind. Those “things” being the apparent facts. I’m inspired. Let’s play a little game and remove race from this story altogether, see what conclusion you draw. We’ll meet up for cookies after. Maybe we’ll come to the same conclusion, you never know.
Police see a man with a gun exit a car. Police command man to drop the gun. Man does not drop the gun. Police feel threatened because the man has a gun he is refusing to drop. Police shoot man for refusing to drop the gun.
Any other day, this wouldn’t even make the news. You know why? Imagine being the news anchor reading that story to everyone at home sitting on their couches wondering what new pumpkin concoction they can make next. People at home, watching the story, would’ve shrugged their shoulders. Yeah. A man was shot by the cops because he had a gun he refused to drop once commanded by cops. So what’s the point of the story?
Race doesn’t matter here. It especially doesn’t matter because both the cop involved in the shooting and the victim? Same race. The police chief? Same race as the victim. Yet Black Lives Matter is telling us it’s all about race.
No. Times a thousand. Still no.
This is why we can’t take Black Lives Matter seriously. They’re using this case, as they used Korryn Gaines, to try to paint a narrative that cops are systematically killing blacks for nothing but hateful, racist reasons. Except that’s clearly not true, if their examples turn out to be armed people refusing to follow police orders. It’s doubly not true in this case, as (already stated twice) the officer allegedly involved is allegedly black.
Facts Still Matter.
Now, are some cops racist? Yes. Just like some plumbers are racist. As are some politicians. Scientists. Candlestick-makers. That doesn’t mean all cops are racists. Again, race here? Not even a factor. Related Judge Schools Thug on What ‘Black Lives Matter’ Should Mean…
What all this means? Wait for facts, number one. But number two, the narrative is wrong. Which is why the rioting took place immediately. Best get the rage on to cement the narrative in, rather than wait for the (damning) facts. Number three? It’s more than irresponsible, it’s dangerous, to paint all cops as racists. The act of branding cops as racists dehumanizes them, and leads some individuals to believe their justified in killing these newly dehumanized beings. Got that?
We’ve been given more than enough reasons to question the narrative of Black Lives Matter. This is just the latest case in a string of falsehoods.