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Liveblog: Third Night of Protests In Charlotte

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Good evening. INDY Raleigh bureau chief Ken Fine is in Charlotte covering Thursday night's protests after the killing of Keith Scott, and we'll be bringing you updates as they come in.

First, to get you up to speed:
  • The man who was shot in last night's protests has died. His name was Justin Carr.
  • The family of Keith Scott has viewed the video; they say it raises "more questions than answers."
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief Kerr Putney doesn't think it's necessary to release the video of the fatal shooting.
  • N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger said that the protesters "hate white people because white people are successful and they're not," then immediately apologized.
  • Hillary Clinton spoke with both Charlotte mayor Jennifer Roberts and Congresswoman Alma Adams today. From a Clinton aide:
    Today, Hillary Clinton called the Mayor of Charlotte Jennifer Roberts and Congresswoman Alma Adams to discuss the recent shooting and protests in Charlotte, N.C., and to offer any assistance during this difficult time. They discussed the steps we must take to ensure that everyone is respected by the law, and everyone has respect for the law. Clinton emphasized the need to come together to stop the violence and restore the bonds of trust between police officers and the communities they serve. As Clinton has said before, too many Black Americans have lost their lives and too many feel that their lives are disposable. There are good, honorable police officers serving their communities across our country, and we must all work together to mend the wounds that exist and build the America we want our children and grandchildren to grow up in.
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts ordered a midnight curfew. 
Here's what Ken's seeing on the ground.
Gerry Cohen, former counsel to the General Assembly, also points out the Charlotte curfew also doesn't include work or school exceptions, even though they city is telling people that. 
Back to Ken.
It's getting bad out there.
Ken says he just got shot at with rubber bullets by police. Meanwhile, Charlotte Observer reporter Katie Peralta says the tear gas has been deployed.
Ken got hit with pepper spray. 
Once the curfew hit, reports of protesters were still in the street. The decision to make arrests for disobeying the curfew would have to come from CMPD Chief Kerr Putney. 

By 12:30 a.m. protesters were still in the street, but no arrests had been made. 


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