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Officer Brentley Vinson Will Not Be Charged For Keith Scott Shooting Death

Back in September, America watched once again as police officers gunned down a black man, Keith Scott, under suspicious circumstances to say the least.

Today, per usual, it was announced that the bacon-scented badge bearer who pulled the trigger will not be charged and gets to walk the streets freely.

The Charlotte Observer has the details on the decision from District Attorney Andrew Murray:

Murray said that evidence in the case shows that Scott stepped out of his SUV with a gun in his hand and ignored at least 10 commands from the five officers on the scene to drop it.

Murray said that Scott obtained the gun – which had been stolen in Gaston County – 18 days before the confrontation. One bullet was found in the chamber of the gun, the safety was off and Murray said Scott’s DNA was found on the grip and ammunition slide.

Murray said that speculation in the community that Scott was unarmed – initial reports from a family member on Facebook said he was holding a book – were untrue.

“A reading book was not found in the front or back seats of Mr. Scott’s SUV,” Murray said.

Theres no doubt that the police are on high alert for likely protests and demonstrations that could take place in Charlotte over the next few days in reaction to this head-shaking story.

R.I.P. Keith Scott.

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