March 4, 2021

US: No charges in Keith Scott shooting

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From BBC North Carolina prosecutors have said a Charlotte police officer acted lawfully when he shot and killed a black man, Keith Lamont Scott, in September, and will not face charges. The shooting triggered several nights of protests across the city. Mr Scott’s family say he was unarmed but police insist he had a gun. […]

‘Business as usual’: A criminologist reports on race and police violence in the US

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By David Baker, The Conversation From Business Insider After a summer during which the issue of police violence against black Americans has dominated the headlines, it was just another day, another shooting. On September 20, 43-year-old Keith Scott was shot dead by police in a parking lot in Charlotte, North Carolina in disputed circumstances. The police’s […]