For the past three nights, people in Charlotte have taken to the street after Keith Lamont Scott, a black man was shot by a black police officer. Although the officer, witnesses, and dash cam video show that Scott had a gun and was instructed several times to drop it, his family, who were not present, contended that he had a book.
While the protests on Thursday night were overall peaceful, though protesters broke the law in blatantly disobeying the curfew set by the Democrat mayor, what transpired on Tuesday and Wednesday nights was beyond troubling.
Police were attacked, police cars were destroyed, and businesses were vandalized and looted. Reporters were also attacked on air. One local photographer was rendered unconscious by a mob who then attempted to throw him into a flaming trashcan. Another white man was attacked, dragged, beaten, kicked and stomped on by a mob of black men just for being white.
The images from those nights brought to mind one word for man. EVIL.
Seemingly in response to the Charlotte riots, Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III, who is currently out with an injury, posted a message on Instagram which featured the following quote by Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
That is a powerful message that all of those pushing violence as a response to their anger should read.
h/t Daily Caller