Multiple Requests For Domestic Violence Protective Orders
Fox News is reporting that Keith Lamont Scott who was recently shot by Charlotte police …allegedly stabbed his wife, hit one of his children and threatened to kill his family, his wife claimed in multiple requests for domestic violence protective orders, one of which she filed last year. The outrage in places like Charlotte, Ferguson, and Baltimore are mired in the victim’s actual criminality or alleged criminality.
The argument that black folks being shot by law enforcement because of simple racial bias is just an excuse for the behavior of many of those killed by police, black or white. Most were suspicious, many engaged in criminal acts that led to their deaths, and some had either participated in prior criminal behavior or were alleged to do so.
It is not permissible for law enforcement to escalate force to the point of shooting unarmed individuals. However, police today do not knows who is armed or not. It appears Scott had a weapon and that weapon was not legally obtained. It appears Scott did not obey the commands of law enforcement. And with these latest revelations, Scott was indeed a “danger.”
So, instead of the protesters protesting against the poor behavior that has led to the killing of their brethren, they simply ignore the facts. Threatening to kill your wife is a serious matter. Threatening to kill your family is worse. Yet, the requests for protection from the true victims was ignored. Keith Lamont Scott, through his prior behavior and his actions while confronting the police, put himself in a situation that could have and did lead to a fatality.
The average citizen confronted by police will obey their every command, for that is required by law. Michael Brown attacks an officer inside the patrol car. Keith Lamont Scott is in possession of an illegal firearm which had actually been stolen. What are police expected to do? They must protect themselves first. Those victims in places such as Ferguson, Baltimore, and now Charlotte put themselves in a situation through their behavior that led to their fatal shootings.
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