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Keith Scott

What Responsibility Do Black Americans Have to Prevent Police Shootings?

John Hawkins, The job of the police is to deal with the dangerous, deranged people that the rest of us would rather avoid. Because of that, a number of police officers are going to kill people who pull out guns, attack them, act in a bizarre and dangerous way that makes them think they have

Trump’s message of Making America Safe Again has a Powerful Resonance

Brian and Garrett Fahy, Another police shooting. Another dead black American. Another explosion of racially charged riots and vandalism. The increasing racial disharmony characterizing the twilight of America’s first black presidency (or was that Bill Clinton?) sadly continues unabated. In this heated election year, every shooting, every violent protest, every injured police officer, every destroyed

Pat Buchanan: Is Charlotte Our Future?

Celebrating the racial diversity of the Charlotte protesters last week, William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, proudly proclaimed, “This is what democracy looks like.” Well, if Barber is right, so, too, was John Adams, who warned us that “democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was

Troops take to Charlotte streets, dramatic video released

Dozens of armed National Guardsmen took up positions on street corners in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday after the family of a black man fatally shot by police released its own video of the encounter that has sparked three days of sometimes violent protests. Few people were on the streets as the sun began to

State of emergency called after second night of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina

One person was shot and gravely wounded on Wednesday in a second night of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, officials said, as riot police dispersed unruly protesters after the fatal police shooting of a black man under disputed circumstances. North Carolina’s governor later declared a state of emergency amid the disturbances and said the National