Here we are again, four days after a fatal police shooting, finding out three days of riots were based on lies. The narrative they were pushing didn’t justify riots in the first place. A police officer dancing the jig after executing a Black man in the middle of the street would not justify a riot. That’s why we have a court system. Rioting to influence the policy of the government is the definition of domestic terrorism.

18 U.S.C. § 2331

“Domestic terrorism” means activities with the following three characteristics:

  • Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
  • Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and
  • Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.

People like me aren’t calling Black Lives Matter a terrorist organization because we’re racist. We’re calling them terrorists because the law defines their actions as such.

So who was Keith Lamont Scott? Forget for a second that you see a gun laying next to him on the ground. According to his family, he was a peaceful family man reading a book when an undercover cop walked up and executed him for no reason. They also told reporters that he didn’t own a gun because he was “afraid of them”. They also added, “All White people are devils”. We’ve heard this same story from friends and family in the majority of high-profile police shootings in the last two years.

Let’s compare their story with what’s been discovered about Keith Scotts’s past.

Charlotte Observer Reports:

“A public records search shows that Scott was convicted in April 2004 of a misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon charge in Mecklenburg County. Other charges stemming from that date were dismissed: felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and misdemeanors assault on a child under 12, assault on a female and communicating threats.

In April 2015 in Gaston County Court, Scott was found guilty of driving while intoxicated.

In 1992, Scott was charged in Charleston County, S.C., with several different crimes on different dates, including carrying a concealed weapon (not a gun), simple assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He pleaded guilty to all charges.

Scott also was charged with aggravated assault in 1992 and assault with intent to kill in 1995. Both charges were reduced, but the disposition of the case is unclear.

According to Bexar County, Texas, records, Scott was sentenced in March 2005 to 15 months in a state jail for evading arrest. In July of that year, records show, he was sentenced to seven years in prison on a conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman said Scott completed his sentence and was released from prison in 2011.”

Why does his criminal record matter?

His record matters because it shows a pattern of aggression that’s consistent with the officer’s account of their altercation. This is enough to give the benefit of the doubt to the officer, not that our opinion matters, because we are not a court of law.

Let’s dive further down the rabbit hole.

CTN Reports:

“Sources are now coming forward and alleging that those two separate convictions are in fact related, and they both have to do with a confrontation between Scott and Bexar County Police in early 2005.

One source, who asked CTN to refrain from using her name to protect her identity, told reporters that Scott fired a handgun at San Antonio police officers when they attempted to detain him in February 2005 after noticing that he was driving erratically.  (Scott had a history of drunk driving, according to court records).

Allegedly, as the officers approached Scott’s black Ford sedan, he fired two rounds from the driver’s seat and then sped away.  Neither of the officers was hit, and they proceeded to give chase and detain Scott several blocks away.

While Scott did leave the gun in his passenger’s seat when he attempted to run on-foot, he did, according to our source, assault one officer by punching him in the face.

Scott was released from Texas state prison in 2011.”

So a peaceful man, who hated guns, allegedly fired at officers in 2005. This is the man protestors took the side of over a second generation Black police officer who risks his life every day to keep the community safe. This is the man people have rioted over for three days. Over forty officers were injured. One protester died at the hands of another civilian. White people were targeted and beaten by mobs. Police cars were destroyed. Businesses were vandalized and looted. Highways were blocked preventing emergency vehicles from reaching their destinations and the National Guard had to be deployed.

These are not the acts of civilized people. This is not indicative of a country that is evolving. People should be ashamed of themselves for how irrationally they’re responding to these events. Nobody is hunting Black people. Whites and Blacks have the same arrest related death rate.

Police will always make mistakes. The officer in Tulsa panicked and a Black man lost his life as a result. She has been charged and will reach her fate in a court of law. Her altercation and the officer’s altercation in Charlotte are in no way similar, yet every arrest related death of a Black man is being treated as an execution. Every piece of evidence the police provide is being treated as a lie.

This is simply an unsustainable path and it’s embarrassing to the country. It’s not fair to the Black community and it’s not fair to the police. What we’re seeing is a communist movement using gang culture and Black supremacists to create anarchy. We’re either going to identify it and stomp it out together or watch our country be ripped apart.

The people who want that to happen, are laughing at us.