Shooting of Keith Lamont Scott: Charlotte, North Carolina

Key Details: 23/09/2016 from China – According to the Police, Scott ‘posed an imminent deadly threat,’ but his family claims him to have been reading a book when he was shot by an undercover cop. – Scott’s daughter live streamed a video on Facebook after the shooting & protesters took to the streets Tuesday night. – Scott was married and was the father of 7 children. – According to the police the officer who shot Scott has been placed on paid leave. – Scott’s death comes a day after Bodycam footage was released from a controversial Oklahoma police shooting.   Assessment: After the video was[…]

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Police Shooting of Terence Crutcher: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Key details: 22/09/2016 from Hong Kong -Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby fatally shot Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old unarmed black man, after his car was found abandoned in the middle of the road. -The Police Department in Tulsa, Oklahoma released a video which shows Mr. Crutcher raising his hands, walking toward a car and leaning against it. He was then tasered by one officer, Tyler Turnbough, and fatally shot by Officer Shelby. -Officer Shelby’s lawyer, Scott Wood, said the officer had thought that Mr. Crutcher had a weapon. Mr. Wood said Mr. Crutcher had acted erratically, refused to comply with several orders, tried to put his[…]

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Tyre King Columbus Police Shooting

Key details: 16/09/2016 from Turkey -Tyre King, a 13-year-old boy, was pursued as a robbery suspect — and his BB gun was mistaken for a real firearm — on Wednesday night when a Columbus, Ohio, police officer shot and killed him. -More than 150 people including King’s family members gathered for a prayer. -Some carried sings calling for justice for Tyre.   Assessment: A 13-year-old African-American boy has been shot because police thought his BB gun was a real firearm. This is another police shooting happening this year. ‘Police is the civil force of a state ,responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and[…]

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