The nation is on edge and watching closely as racial tensions rise under this presidency.
The race riots had seemed to calm down after the summer, though the NFL had carried the heat along with their demonstrations. But now that heat has once gain burst into flame, causing chaos and extreme danger to any who get in the way.
The Charlotte Observer reports:
Protests turned violent for a second night in Charlotte after Tuesday’s fatal police shooting of a black man. 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.
The incident and race riots in the evening were ignited by a shooting involving police officers the night before:
Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was fatally shot. The officer who shot him, Brentley Vinson, 26, is also black. Sixteen Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers suffered minor injuries during the chaotic night.
Word of the incident exploded on social media and drew national attention in the wake of police shootings of black men that led to protests from Ferguson, Mo., to Tulsa, Okla., and spawned the Black Lives Matter movement.
Source: Charlotte Observer