Protests Erupt Over U.S. Police Killings of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte

Protests escalated in Charlotte, North Carolina, when hundreds took to the street and blocked Interstate 85 to express outrage over the police shooting of 43-year-old African American Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Video footage shows people blocking the highway, where fires were lit. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency in the city. This comes as police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have released a video showing a white police officer shooting and killing 40-year-old African American Terence Crutcher while his hands were in the air. Protestors called for the arrest of police officer Betty Shelby, who fatally shot Crutcher. It has since been reported that she will be charged with manslaughter. Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez speak to Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights; Bree Newsome, artist and activist from Charlotte who scaled the 30-foot flagpole on the South Carolina state Capitol and unhooked the Confederate flag last year; Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change; Corine Mack, president of the NAACP Charlotte-Mecklenburg Branch; and Marq Lewis, founder and a community organizer for We the People Oklahoma, a Tulsa-based grassroots organization. (Democracy Now!)


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