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Another eyewitness alleges cover-up by Charlotte police

Photo credit: YouTube - Ramon Dotch

Photo credit: YouTube – Ramon Dotch

Though Charlotte is known as the Queen City – with a gleaming downtown, state-of-the-art stadiums, sparkling new mass transit, and the nation’s banking capital – recent events have thrust the city’s dark side into the spotlight within a matter of days.

Outside the city’s core are neighborhoods like that of the late Keith Scott, the Black man recently killed by police. In such places, residents are tired of seeing police only when officers sweep in to make arrests. Their fresh memory of other Blacks killed by police officers who did not face punishment has set off protests that have consumed the city.

Protests in Charlotte’s center left one protester dead, and some witnesses reportedly said it was at the hands of a police officer agitating a relatively peaceful crowd. As anger at Scott’s death made its way downtown, it reached riot-level as the world looked on.

To the protesters, home is a world away from downtown skyscrapers. Though Charlotte doesn’t have many stereotypical slums, low-rent apartment complexes and condominiums are nestled behind tree-lined roads off the main thoroughfares. That’s the kind of place where Scott lived. Tracy McLean lives in the condominium complex just down the road. She says she witnessed Scott’s murder, and she believes the police are engaged in a shameful cover-up. McLean is among several witnesses, including Scott’s wife, whose first-hand accounts are not being widely shown by mainstream media.

“The real story is not being told,” McLean said to a group of reporters. “They didn’t do CPR on the man right after he got shot … two of the officers went straight into his vehicle.”

Contrary to the story initially put forth by the police, McLean hints that the police may have planted a gun on the scene, and she says the identity of the real killer is being concealed.

“It was not a Black officer who shot him,” said McLean. “It was a White officer who … had on a red shirt … you wouldn’t know he was a police officer.”

She said teams of police frequently come to the neighborhoods full of Black and Latino families in a show of force, looking for suspects they often don’t find.

“The fear needs to be dispelled,” McLean said. “It’s fear, and it’s ridiculous fear.”

She said she and her neighbors were subject to an officer’s fearful threats at the scene of the crime as they asked officers whether they were going to administer CPR on Scott.

“He said if you get any closer, you’re going to get shot,” McLean recalled.

Hugh McColl, the former CEO of Bank of America who was the most public face of growth putting Charlotte on the world’s stage over the past three decades, is concerned about the growing economic disparity and recent violence.

“Black lives do matter. All lives matter. Our children’s lives matter, and their future matters a great deal,” McColl said.

A similar message comes from the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

“The type of riots we are seeing in Charlotte is a systemic response for people who are drowning in injustice,” he said.



44 Comments

  1. The Truth on September 24, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you Ms. McLean for coming forward and telling the ‘TRUTH’!

    • Sol Rothstein on September 25, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      THIS BLOG is a lie…

      Charlotte only has a few condo’s uptown. THE GOOD BLACK PEOPLE are siding with the POLICE…again this is stupid.

      BLACK FOLKS being BLACK…

      The Hispanics in Charlotte have more influence here than BLACKS. Blacks are just not making it here…IT’S their fault…not the police.

      RIP…gone too soon, but it’s not because of the POLICE.

      • The Truth on September 25, 2016 at 1:18 pm

        You need to keep your comments to yourself because what you’re saying don’t even make sense! 1. Black are just not making it here. ‘Stupid’! Black folks being Black. What the ‘F’ are you trying to say? It’s not because of the police. It is, if the murder didn’t happened there wouldn’t be a problem. Keep your fingers off the keys ‘PLEASE’…you sound so ‘Ignorant’!

        • Sol Rothstein on September 25, 2016 at 6:13 pm

          JACKASS I live in Charlotte, and I am well off. The Chief of Police is BLACK, you have more BLACKS doing well in Charlotte, than Atlanta.

          DUMB ASS BLACK FOLKS like you are too damn lazy to educate and work yourself, to be better.

          THERE ARE plenty of successful BLACK FOLKS in Charlotte, including me.

          • The Truth on September 25, 2016 at 6:44 pm

            B*TCH DO WHAT YOU DO BEST….PUT A DICK IN YOUR MOUTH!!! LMAO!! Whore, I don’t give a rat @ about where you live or how much money you have!



          • Sol Rothstein on September 25, 2016 at 6:59 pm

            You sound just like them STUPID BLACK WHORES on West Blvd and Rozzelles Ferry…

            What is your problem did your Section-8, Affordable housing run out…OR did your SNAP card get rejected…

            Which is it…”DICK CHASER…”



          • The Truth on September 25, 2016 at 7:50 pm

            B*tch, I know you can do better then that? That’s the first thing you all blow out of your mouths. You got it twisted, I’m not the one who is half nude…you’re the one whose chasing ‘DICK’!! LMOA!!!



          • John J Rouse on September 25, 2016 at 9:16 pm

            When rated by interviewers, white females who report having black sexual partners are rated as less attractive, not as well groomed, and having less desirable personality traits. They are dramatically more likely to test positive for chlamydia or trichomoniasis. They perform worse on vocabulary tests.

            — NLS (National Longitudinal Survey)



          • Sol Rothstein on September 28, 2016 at 2:40 pm

            So says the Ghetto GAGGER…white man…hehe…Keep your women in check or they gonna go to the GREENER LONGER BETTER Grass/Black PIPE.



          • John J Rouse on September 28, 2016 at 6:10 pm

            Not if they don’t want STDs



          • Sol Rothstein on September 29, 2016 at 9:37 am

            White men have more STD’s that’s FACT…Go to your Doctors and ask them who do the see with the most STD’s…



          • John J Rouse on September 29, 2016 at 11:18 am

            Just check out the cd c website….:blacks lead every category



          • Sol Rothstein on October 2, 2016 at 7:25 pm

            Forget the CDC…you can check with you LOCAL General Practitioner you know the place where WHITES GO FOR — healthcare !!!



          • John J Rouse on October 2, 2016 at 8:16 pm

            I just check the free std clinic in your ghetto and it has a line of black male rape apes out the door



          • Sol Rothstein on October 3, 2016 at 3:03 pm

            I am a Black JEW.

            To say I live in the GHETTO is Anti-Semitic …NOW PLEASE stop commenting to me…I clearly see you are an Anti-Semitic BASTARD !!!



          • John J Rouse on October 3, 2016 at 3:06 pm

            Really? That’s funny because a few months ago you told someone you had ??2 white parents



          • Sol Rothstein on October 3, 2016 at 7:22 pm

            Both my parents are JEWS. Dad is WHITE JEW MALE and mother is Mixed Jew Black woman.

            I think you read my comment saying…I could go either BLACK or White, being that I look like a WHITE MALE.



          • Sol Rothstein on September 26, 2016 at 9:39 am

            I am a man you damn Charlotte CITY APE…that woman is my wife.

            Now Dick Licker, go find a real JOB and pay your taxes…just leave me the fuck alone…Animal.



          • Xirlene DaSilva on September 28, 2016 at 7:43 pm

            Tell Donald to pay his first Mr Rothstein.



          • Sol Rothstein on September 29, 2016 at 9:35 am

            Vote Donald Trump and get a JOB…or be held back by illegal IMMIGRATION that has ruined Atlanta, GA.

            Atlanta, is now a HISPANIC stronghold…they have overrun BLACKS in our stronghold. We have lost…

            Hillary Clinton calls BLACKS Super-Predators



          • John J Rouse on September 29, 2016 at 11:17 am

            She’s right



    • Sevensisters on December 2, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Tracey McLean lied to police. She retracted her statement when interviewed the SBI. Said she actually never saw the shooting at all. Find the info at: wccbcharlotte.com/2016/11/30/mec… (just click on read full report, it’s listed around pg 12, letter J)

  2. Margaret Reid on September 24, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    She may be telling the truth. I just saw the video and it looks like a cop with red shirt switches gun at end and is seen wiping what appears to be a gun. There is no black cop in the video. Please watch video before responding. I don’t mind being corrected.

  3. vickvaloure on September 24, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    In the past I have supported the police on “some” of the decisions they’ve made to shoot first ask questions later. And I was critical of looting Protesters. Not anymore!
    Having grown up in the south, I can tell you that (Southern cops) in particular are arrogant, cruel & violent to the extreme. In the past, I’ve also been critical of the Black community due to their “bitterness” towards whites.
    Although now, I see what the real problem is….”The War on Drugs” has created a national police force that adheres to a “culture of suspicion”. They are drunk with the power that the Drug War has given them. To the point where, not only are “poor people” being victimized by these (criminals wearing badges)…but if someone even gets close to a police officer (and he dont like it)…they threaten to KILL that person. If that isn’t IRONCLAD proof that our Police are extremely drunk with power….I dont what is.

    • Sol Rothstein on September 25, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      The COP was BLACK…drops mic..

      • The Truth on September 25, 2016 at 1:10 pm

        That’s a lie…he was ‘WHITE’!!

        • Sol Rothstein on September 25, 2016 at 6:13 pm

          The cop was BLACK you stupid fucker…can you ever learn to stop lying. BLACK FOLKS love to lie.

          • The Truth on September 25, 2016 at 6:41 pm

            Your Mammy is a stupid fucker…the mf police is ‘WHITE’! B*TCH do your research!!



          • Sol Rothstein on September 25, 2016 at 7:01 pm

            YOU Nasty BLACK WHORE…

            Don’t you ever FIX YOUR WHORISH MOUTH to talk about a BLACK WOMEN you know nothing about…

            YOU BLACK WHORES get on my damn nerves…YOU BLACK WHORES ruined BLACK AMERICA…just like you doing CHARLOTTE, NC now.

            Black folks can’t have SHIT. You won’t build SHIT, but you want all the SHIT…



          • The Truth on September 25, 2016 at 7:53 pm

            STFU and go put some clothes on your nasty @!!!



          • Sol Rothstein on September 26, 2016 at 9:38 am

            DICK FACE…shut your dick trap/mouth.



  4. vickvaloure on September 24, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Whether Keith had a gun, book or bazooka in his hands…his actions, (which were clearly non-aggressive) didn’t call for the use of deadly force. The police always seem to forget that they have a taser on their belt when they are in a “non-wealthy” neighborhood.

    • Sol Rothstein on September 25, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      YOU are wrong…

      THE POLICE have the right to kill you dead…and the jury will acquit them…

      HECK…the Police are not charging this Black COP…and I am happy with that.

  5. vickvaloure on September 24, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    One last thing.
    The War on Drugs (and losers who become cops) is what’s causing all of this civil strife. Most cops become “cops” because they (enjoy) asserting they’re authority over other people.
    They relish an opportunity to “punish” the type of people that use to take their lunch money &/or steal the girl they liked because they didnt have enough balls to stand up for themselves. So they become cops in order to gain confidence (and abuse people who they see as the type of people who done them wrong in the past).
    The average American knows that the guys/girls who were picked on in school are the ones who grow up to become cops. It’s a profession that attracts people who intend to seek (revenge) for perceived slights perpetrated by stronger more courageous people. People who feel no need to become a cop, in order to gain confidence or seek revenge.

    • Otis1 on September 25, 2016 at 5:23 am

      Wow. That’s quite the insight you have into the lives of everyone who wears a badge. Sounds like someone has had a few run-ins with the law.

    • Sol Rothstein on September 25, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Your ENTIRE COMMENT is a LIE…

      NOBODY forced BLACK FOLKS to Sell, or USE drugs. BLACK FOLKS are killing each other more than ever…

      Speak on all this BLACK ON BLACK CRIME…

      Work on that first !!!

  6. StopMee Stopmee on September 24, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    I saw the video and it looks as if the officer who fired the shots were all white. The question now remains why would this black officer take the fall for the white officer and what does he have to gain or motive for being shamed, ridicule and bringing dislike to him in his community by taking the fall. “Doesn’t add up.

    • Sol Rothstein on September 25, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      It shouldn’t add up…IT WAS a GOOD shot, sorry for the family, but it was right to do it.

      • Bobby Robinson on September 28, 2016 at 3:40 am

        Sol,you Canaanite evil human hating bitch,go back to your cave and do what your kind do best and hump your best friend.

        • Sol Rothstein on September 28, 2016 at 2:40 pm

          I am a man you damn Charlotte CITY APE…that woman is my wife.

          Now Dick Licker, go find a real JOB and pay your taxes…just leave me the fuck alone…Animal.

        • Sol Rothstein on September 29, 2016 at 9:41 am

          YOU LYING BLACK WHORES.

    • Guest on September 27, 2016 at 9:17 am

      Because he is part of the blue wall. That’s what people are missing, the problem is systemic. It doesn’t really matter if the cop was black or white they are part of a system.

  7. Jerry1000 on September 27, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    “Black lives do matter. All lives matter. Our children’s lives matter, and their future matters a great deal,” McColl said.

    All Lives Matter? Obviously a racist bastard. (yes, sarcasm)

  8. Jen on September 29, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Sol Rothstein is a trolling fool.