***UPDATE: A state of emergency has been declared in Charlotte following a night of violent protests in the wake of this week’s shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Read Gov. McCrory’s Executive Order allowing for the National Guard to respond to civil disturbances here.
— Mayor of Charlotte (@CLTMayor) September 21, 2016
“I want to assure the people of North Carolina that our SBI has already been assisting the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department throughout the last 24 hours. Upon a very recent request of Chief Putney, the State Highway Patrol is sending in troopers to further help the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. The state has many additional assets nearby to assist. Any violence directed toward our citizens or police officers or destruction of property should not be tolerated. I support and commend the law enforcement officials for their bravery and courage during this difficult situation.” – Governor Pat McCrory
“I understand all too well the emotions that many Charlotteans and people all across the nation are feeling. However, violence is not the answer. We have to work together to ensure there is a transparent process and the family of Mr. Keith Lamont Scott and our city gets justice and the answers they deserve. My thoughts and prayers are with the Scott family and our entire community.” – Congresswoman Alma Adams
Praying for the safety of everyone in Charlotte. There are absolutely no excuses for the violence, rioting and vandalism taking place.
— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) September 22, 2016
Today, the North Carolina NAACP State Conference stands with those in mourning in the city of Charlotte. We call for the full release of all facts available. We ask that the city of Charlotte be transparent with any video and any additional information held by the city that can bring light in the tragic death of Mr. Keith Lamont Scott at the hands of a Charlotte police officer yesterday.
We support those who exercise the right to peacefully protest, and encourage the first amendment right to call for redress of wrongs. We stand against efforts that undermine the legitimate calls for justice with unjust, random or purposeless acts of violence. – Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, NC NAACP
Praying for my city! We deserve better than this…#704 #KeithLamontScott
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) September 21, 2016
— Pooja Pasupula (@Pooja_Pasupula) September 21, 2016
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) September 21, 2016
— ACLU-North Carolina (@ACLU_NC) September 21, 2016