Thursday, September 22, 2016
Nine people injured, 44 arrested in Charlotte night riots
I haven't had time to write up my own comments on the events in
, so I am posting this. I have found
that RT Television and other news sources do a better job of covering our
mishaps, such as riots, than their Charlotte counter-parts. So for now it is
better to get a realistic look at the riots from an outside sources. -SJ Otto US
The second night of violent protests in
resulted in 9 people injured and 44 arrested, according to the city's police
chief. He refused to make public the tape of the fatal police shooting of a
black man that led to protests. Charlotte
The 44 arrestees are charged with failure to disperse, assault and breaking and entry, Chief Kerr Putney said during a press conference on Thursday morning.
Chief Putney said police had used gas when the peaceful protest turned into a riot on Wednesday night but made no mention over the use of rubber bullets. Posts on social media from witness said police had fired rubber bullets into the crowd as they exited the Omni Hotel. A man was hit in the head and lost a lot of blood. Police said he was in critical condition and the incident was the result of "civilian on civilian" assault. By Thursday afternoon, WCNC reported the man had died.
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