CHARLOTTE PROTESTS

Charlotte, N.C. was gripped by several nights of protests — some peaceful, some not — in late September 2016, after 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a police officer at an apartment complex near Univeristy of North Carolina - Charlotte. Police in riot gear deployed an array of crowd-control devices, including tear gas and an array of “less-than-lethal” grenades. One protester was shot and killed by another protester; multiple police officers and protesters were injured. North Carolina governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency and deployed the National Guard and the State Highway Patrol in an effort to regain control of the downtown area. Public costs, including police overtime and damage to city-owned buildings, totaled $4.6 million, according to the city. Little seems to have been resolved.

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A protester raises his hands in front of a line of riot police, Sept. 21, 2016, at the intersection of North College and East Trade streets in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
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A masked protester is seen through a riot police shield, Sept. 21, 2016, at the intersection of North College and East Trade streets in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
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A protestor stretches out her arms as police deploy crowd control agents in front of the Omni Hotel, Sept. 21, 2016, on East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte, N.C, during the second night of clashes between police and protesters.
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A protester raises his hands in front of a line of riot police, Sept. 21, 2016, at the intersection of North College and East Trade streets in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
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Riot police move to clear protestors from the I-277 highway after they briefly entered the road, Sept. 22, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C., three days after police officers shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott.
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Protesters run from crowd control devices fired by riot police, Sept. 21, 2016, on East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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A protester douses a fellow protester's eyes with water after law enforcement deployed tear gas, Sept. 21, 2016, in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
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A protester with blood on her hands shouts at riot police officers immediately after a shooting in the crowd left a protester critically injured, Sept. 21, 2016, at the intersection of North College and East Trade streets in downtown Charlotte, N.C. Justin Carr, 26, who was allegedly shot by another protester, Rayquan Borum, 21, later died from his injuries.
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A memorial for Justin Carr is seen Sept. 22, 2016, outside of the Omni Hotel on East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte, N.C. Carr, 26, was fatally shot -- allegedly by a fellow protester, Rayquan Borum, 21 -- the previous night.
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Protesters lie on the street in front of a line of riot police officers, Sept. 21, 2016, at the intersection of North College and East Trade streets in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
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People loot items from a Sundries Epicentre shop during clashes between police and protesters, Sept. 21, 2016, on East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
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A man carrying basketball jerseys and a basketball jumps out of the broken window of the looted Charlotte Hornets team store, Sept. 21, 2016, off of East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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A woman, left, hands items stolen by looters back to a police officer, Sept. 21, 2016, outside the Charlotte Hornets Team store on East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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A man in a car brandishes a handgun during a confrontation with protesters who were blocking traffic, Sept. 21, 2016, at the intersection of North College and East Trade streets in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
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A law enforcement officer commands a protester to get out of the street, Sept. 21, 2016, on East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Workers board up the broken window of City Smoke restaurant, Sept. 22, 2016, on East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte, N.C., after violent protests the night before.
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Elton Johnson, of Sun Glass & Door, carries a shattered pane of glass from a Burger King restaurant to his truck, Thursday morning, Sept. 22, 2016, on East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
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North Carolina governor Pat McCrory, center, embraces law enforcement personnel after conducting a press conference Sept. 22 2016, at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in Charlotte, N.C. The night before, McCrory declared a state of emergency after protesters took to the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, for the second night in a row, demonstrating against the fatal shooting of African-American Keith Lamont Scott by police officers.
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Kerr Putney, chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police department, speaks to members of the media Sept. 22, 2016, in the lobby of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in Charlotte, N.C. Putney resisted calls to release video footage related to the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and conceded that police dashboard camera video of the shooting didn't provide "absolute, definitive visual evidence that would confirm that a person is pointing a gun."
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Members of the North Carolina National Guard keep watch outside an office building as a protester stands nearby, Sept. 22, 2016, on East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency the night before, and activated the National Guard units to protect buildings and infrastructure.
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Members of the North Carolina National Guard and police officers attempt to assist a protestor having a medical emergency, Sept. 22, 2016, on East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte, N.C. The protester declined assistance.
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Darrell Anderson Bey, right, of Charlotte, holds a Moroccan flag while his brother, Sheik Heath el, holds an American flag during a memorial service at the spot where a protestor was shot the night before, Sept. 22, 2016, on East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte, N.C. "I was born and raised in this city," Anderson Bey said. "We're supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. Give us checks and balances."
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Protesters lie down in an intersection during a protest march, Sept. 22, 2016, in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
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Protesters raise their fists together during a pause in a protest march, Sept. 22, 2016, in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
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A shrub thrown by protesters toward riot police officers lies in the middle of East Trade Street, Sept. 21, 2016, in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.