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Streaming Video: Hundreds Protest in Charlotte After Officer Shoots Reportedly Unarmed Black Man

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Smoke, Possibly Tear Gas Being Dispersed

43-year old Keith Lamont Scott is dead after a Charlotte, North Carolina police officer shot and killed him around 4 PM Tuesday. Officers claim Scott, a father of seven, was armed, but relatives insist Scott only had a book in his hand. The local media appear to be siding with law enforcement’s story:

Some reports, including Raw Story’s, describe Scott as disabled.

Sometime before 11 PM EDT police in riot gear apparently used smoke and/or tear gas to disperse hundreds of protestors.

“He was waiting on his son to get from school and police came out with no.. he didn’t have on no uniform to determine if he was a police or not — he was an undercover and he just jumped out and yelled ‘gun’ and shot at him,” Keith Lamont Scott’s brother told NBC Charlotte. “I think they shot him four times, I’m not sure, but he’s dead.” 

A woman who identified herself as Scott’s daughter told WBTV her father did not own a gun and was unarmed. She says hjer father was reading when police showed up and started shooting, claiming Scott was armed.

Police say the officer who killed Scott believed his life was in danger. They tweeted one officer was injured:

Law enforcement say they recovered a gun.

“Officers observed a subject inside a vehicle in the apartment complex,” CMPD police say in a press release. “The subject exited the vehicle armed with a firearm. Officers observed the subject get back into the vehicle at which time they began to approach the subject.”

“The subject got back out of the vehicle armed with a firearm and posed an imminent deadly threat to officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject.”

Heavy reports “Keith Lamont Scott’s daughter, Lyric Scott, streamed live video on Facebook from the scene of the shooting for about an hour Tuesday afternoon, showing confrontations with police and the raw emotions of a family who just lost a father and brother.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFRIbmUb83U

 

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Cuomo Charged With Sex Crime Months After Resigning as Governor

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Former New York governor Andrew Cuomo has been charged with a misdemeanor sex crime, NBC News reports.

The former governor who resigned after multiple accusations of sexual harassment resigned, leaving office August 23.

“Cuomo has been charged with a misdemeanor complaint in Albany City Court for a sex-crime related charge, a spokesperson for New York State courts tells NBC News,” according to NBC’s Tom Winter.

A investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James found the Democratic governor had sexually harassed at least eleven women, most of them state employees.

“Forcible Touching” is listed on the complaint:

 

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Meadows ‘Will Face Consequences’ for Stonewalling Jan. 6 Committee if He Does Not Comply With Subpoena: Report

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Could former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows face criminal contempt of Congress charges like Steve Bannon?

The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack subpoenaed Meadows, a former GOP congressman, on September 23, over a month ago, and he has yet to comply.

“Our patience isn’t unlimited, and engagement needs to become cooperation very soon,” a Select Committee source told CNN. “As we’ve already made clear, anyone who tries to stonewall our effort will face the consequences.”

The committee sees Meadows, who has been by Trump’s side every step of the way even for months before exiting the House to join the Trump administration, as a “key witness.”

Jan. 6 Select Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) is being patient but that appears to be waning thin.

“If and when the staff says to us it’s not going anywhere, there won’t be any hesitation on the part of the committee to make the referrals” for contempt of Congress he tells CNN.

CNN adds multiple sources have “indicated” Meadows has “been ‘engaging’ in negotiations over the terms of his turning over documents and appearing for a deposition.”

Earlier this week a bombshell Rolling Stone report citing two people involved with planning the January 6 pro-Trump rallies mentioned Meadows nine times, including calling him “someone who played a major role in the conversations surrounding the protests on Jan. 6.”

That report also says those sources describe Meadows “as having had an opportunity to prevent the violence” of January 6, and that “Meadows was 100 percent made aware of what was going on.”

 

 

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Rupert Murdoch Is a ‘Domestic Threat’ Says Never-Trumper Over Tucker Carlson’s Upcoming Jan. 6 Special

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Stuart Stevens is calling out News Corp founder and chief Rupert Murdoch as a “domestic threat” in response to a stunning preview clip from Fox News’ top personality, Tucker Carlson, that falsely paints Donald Trump’s January 6 insurrection as a false flag operation by Democrats.

“If Rupert Murdoch were applying for American citizenship today, there would be ample evidence to classify him as a domestic threat and deny citizenship,” Stevens says of Murdoch, an Australian-born naturalized U.S. citizen. “He’s a dangerous man who should be treated as the anti-democratic propagandist he is.”

Stevens is known as one of the top Republican strategists who became a never-Trumper and co-founded The Lincoln Project. Murdoch owns News Corp, the parent company of Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and numerous other outlets across the globe. He became a U.S. citizen in 1985 to meet the requirements to purchase and own TV stations.

The clip of Tucker Carlson’s three-part series on the January 6 insurrection (below) is being called “fucking insane” by fellow never-Trumper Tim Miller, a former GOP strategist.

“I’d like to focus in on the fact that Fox is hosting one of the main architects of the Stop The Steal insurrection Ali Akbar Alexander for this 1/6 special,” Miller adds. “Going full Newsmax.”

In a scathing strike against Carlson, former Obama HUD deputy assistant secretary Brandon Friedman compared the Fox News personality to a radio station known for helping to incite the Rwandan genocide in which more than one million people died and up to half a million women were raped.

Here’s the clip, which is loaded with falsehoods and anti-American, anti-democracy propaganda:

 

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