Last time we checked, inciting a riot was a felony. Keith Lamont Scott’s death was all started by THIS video and the person who shot it will SHOCK you…
It was Scott’s DAUGHTER.
If you’re going to watch this, there is an EXTREME language warning. (Every second word or so.)
Some highlights if you just can’t handle it: (You’re welcome.)
‘The Police just shot my Daddy four times for being black.’ (She repeats this many times throughout the video.)
‘Look at these b*tches, look at these coons[sic].’
‘He f*cking disabled. How the f*ck he gonna shoot y’all? He ain’t got no mother-f*cking gun.’
‘Y’all about to see us on the news, Charlotte North Carolina, B*tches!’
About a Black female Officer:
‘She scared of her mother-f*cking masters, so she do her damn job.’
‘They shot my Daddy ’cause he was black. He was sitting in a car reading a mother-f*cking book, so they shot him. That’s what happened.’
‘You better get my mother-f*cking brother here too, before I f*ck some sh*t up for real.’
Then there is all the invective thrown at the police.
How officers rape their daughters, cats, horses, dogs, etc.
Calling them ‘pigs’, ‘coons’, ‘b*tches’, ‘mother-f*ckers’, and ‘ratatouille’?
‘I know all you f*ckin’ white crackers [sic] f*ck dogs.’
And the ubiquitous, ‘F*ck the police.’
As she yells obscenities at the police, a crowd begins to gather. She continues to say that the police shot her father because he was black, and that he was reading a book in his car.
She also insists that there was no ‘mother-f*cking gun’.
Watch the live-stream that started the chaos in Charlotte:
The thing that this video shows is the amazing calm and control of the officers on the scene.
These officers did not allow the vitriol spewed at them for more than an hour by this girl, and eventually some of the crowd, to affect their ability to do their job.
A few officers spoke gently and calmly to the gathering crowd.
Here is one officer talking to Keith Lamont Scott’s brother:
Here’s the pic of the ‘MF’ gun at the scene:
— Molly Grantham WBTV (@MollyGrantham) 22 September 2016
From the North Carolina Legislation website:
§ 14-288.2. Riot; inciting to riot; punishments.
(a) A riot is a public disturbance involving an assemblage of three or more persons
which by disorderly and violent conduct, or the imminent threat of disorderly and violent
conduct, results in injury or damage to persons or property or creates a clear and present danger
of injury or damage to persons or property.
(b) Any person who willfully engages in a riot is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
(c) Any person who willfully engages in a riot is guilty of a Class H felony, if:
(1) In the course and as a result of the riot there is property damage in excess of
fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) or serious bodily injury; or
(2) Such participant in the riot has in his possession any dangerous weapon or
(d) Any person who willfully incites or urges another to engage in a riot, so that as a
result of such inciting or urging a riot occurs or a clear and present danger of a riot is created, is
guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
(e) Any person who willfully incites or urges another to engage in a riot, and such
inciting or urging is a contributing cause of a riot in which there is property damage in excess
of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) or serious bodily injury, shall be punished as a Class F
felon. (1969, c. 869, s. 1; 1979, c. 760, s. 5; 1979, 2nd Sess., c. 1316, s. 47; 1981, c. 63, s. 1, c.
179, s. 14; 1993, c. 539, ss. 187, 188, 1225, 1226; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)
Now that it is officially a State of Emergency and the National Guard has been called, will charges ever be laid against Scott’s daughter? Unlikely.