The “peaceful protesters” — the Obama administration’s words for the rioters who have forced the city into a state of emergency — have had a busy few days in Charlotte, NC. In addition to looting, setting fires and breaking glass, they’ve been assaulting journalists and other people who’ve happened in their paths, including a homeless man and a white man who begged for mercy as they beat him.
Oh, and turns out, these “peaceful protesters” killed fellow protester Justin Carr, pictured here:
Of course, protesters initially blamed police for the death, and the Associated Press ran with that. Because, you know, the narrative.
Now, Charlotte police have announced an arrest in the fatal shooting of Carr. No, it wasn’t a police officer; it was fellow black protester, Rayquan Borum.
ARRESTED: Rayquan Borum is charged with fatal shooting during protests, CMPD Chief says pic.twitter.com/V6VnRQgrfu
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As Fox News reports:Charlotte police announced the arrest of a suspect in Wednesday’s fatal shooting of a protester, a killing witnesses initially insisted was carried out by police.
Rayquan Borum, 21, was charged Friday morning in shooting death of Justin Carr, who died a day ago during protests in Trade Street, Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said.
Putney said surveillance footage from buildings and businesses in the area helped identify the suspect. The shooting occurred Wednesday night, and Charlotte police initially said the man had died although he survived on life support until Thursday. Witnesses gave conflicting accounts about who shot him, with some insisting they saw police gun him down with rubber bullets, while others said he was killed by a fellow protester.
The incident came as police clashed with rioters on the second night of demonstrations in the wake of a police officer’s shooting of a black man. The night began with a prayer vigil but then erupted with violence and police firing tear gas at angry protesters. North Carolina’s governor declared a state of emergency in the city.
Carr was shot as police in riot gear massed to bar protesters from storming an upscale downtown hotel. The protesters had gathered after Tuesday’s shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Police say Scott was shot by Police officer Brently Vinson after he disregarded repeated demands to drop his gun, while neighborhood residents say he was holding a book, not a weapon, as he waited for his son to get off the school bus.
The shooting has exposed racial tensions, although Vinson is African-American.
Two police videos, one from dashboard camera and the other from an officer’s body camera, show Scott’s death. Police allowed Scott’s family to view the videos Wednesday but have not released them publicly.
We shared with you the outrage protesters expressed over Justin Carr’s tragic death — when they believed it was at the hand of a police officer. Will their outrage continue now that they know if was one of them who did it?
Do black lives only matter if they were taken by police officers?
Tragically, the rioters have now taken another black life in their protest of the loss of a black life.
Blacks killed by police officers: 1
Blacks killed by blacks protesting the death of a black killed by a police officer: 1
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]