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Students in Charlotte pray for wisdom, peace

Race Issues | Children who attend a downtown Christian school model grace and strength in a turbulent city
by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/23/16, 12:37 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—As workers boarded up smashed windows in downtown Charlotte on Thursday afternoon, out-of-town protesters arrived to join demonstrations against the Tuesday afternoon shooting of a black man by a black police officer. During the first two nights, the initially peaceful protests devolved into violence.

Police say the shooting was justified. The family of Keith Scott, 43, dispute the police account and want the department to release videos of the confrontation. Police say it would jeopardize the investigation. Chaos has ensued. 

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A night of peaceful protests in Charlotte

Race Issues | Questions remain about police shooting; many still want to see the video
by Lynde Langdon & Mickey McLean
Posted 9/21/16, 10:53 am

UPDATE (9/23/16, 11:20 a.m.): The third night of protests in Charlotte, N.C., brought peaceful demonstrations against police shootings instead of the violence and destruction of the previous two nights. Protesters gathered in the business district and marched as National Guard members looked on. Though some of the protesters remained past the mayor’s 12 a.m. curfew, police did not arrest them as long as they stayed calm.

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Free and equal?

Race Issues | Hope and anger clash in the debate over equality and inequality
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 9/02/16, 01:00 am

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