Protests turned violent for a second night in Charlotte after Tuesday’s fatal police shooting of a black man.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Ferguson, Atlanta, Baltimore, Baton Rogue, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, and the list goes on and on. As you read this, the fires rage and the streets are filling with blood in Charlotte, NC. For years we have warned of the plans by Obama and his handlers like George Soros to plunge America into civil war through race riots. That day has arrived. The Black Lives Matter protests are nothing more than criminals banding together to go wilding through the streets to maim, pillage and plunder. This is the real legacy of Barack Hussein Obama.
Late Wednesday, Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for the city and deployed the National Guard and State Highway Patrol troopers to assist local police. One person was shot at the protest and was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, Medic said. The city initially reported that he died, but later retracted that, saying he was on life-support.
Medic said on Twitter that it was treating the patient for a gunshot wound en route to Carolinas Medical Center at about 8:45 p.m. The person was shot in the area of North College and East Trade streets.
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Medic said it was responding to “multiple incidents uptown related to the situation in the College Street area” but was no more specific. The shooting was “civilian on civilian,” the city tweeted. “@CMPD did not fire shot.”
The Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice questioned the city’s account. The coalition said several of its members were just 10 feet from the victim when he was shot.
“I saw the man go down on the pavement,” Minister Steve Knight of Missiongathering Christian Church in Charlotte said in a statement from the coalition. “It was an ambush. The victim was shot while he stood between two ministers, and we believe he was shot by police. We would like to see surveillance video from the surrounding area that may have captured the shooting to determine who was responsible for the shooting.”
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Moments earlier, police fired tear gas at protesters at the entrance to the Omni Hotel in uptown Charlotte. Loud booms sounded, and police said explosives had been used.
“Your life is in danger, you need to move!” police in riot gear yelled.
At 9:45 p.m., police fired rubber bullets at the crowd.
At the request of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, the State Highway Patrol is sending in troopers to assist CMPD, Gov. Pat McCrory said late Wednesday.
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“The state has many additional assets nearby to assist,” McCrory said. “Any violence directed toward our citizens or police officers or destruction of property should not be tolerated.”
N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper said he spoke to Mayor Jennifer Roberts and offered her the full assistance of the N.C. Department of Justice. “Violence will not bring justice,” Cooper said. “I urge everyone in Charlotte tonight to heed the call for peaceful demonstration. Already tonight we have seen civilians, police and emergency responders injured. This must stop.”
Given the “ongoing civil unrest,” Bank of America told its employees not to report to their uptown offices on Thursday. source