SHM: Watch the video of Keith Lamont Scott wife pleading with cops not to kill her husband…they shot him dead like a dog anyway!
“Don’t shoot him,” she says. “Don’t shoot him. He has no weapon. He has no weapon. Don’t shoot him.” Those are some of the words Keith Lamont Scott wife screamed to the groups of racist and murderous cops pointing their lethal weapons at her innocent husband and the father to her children.
But they didn’t give a flying f*ck because according to them he was just another big and scary looking black man who didn’t deserve to be alive. The police officers claimed Scott had and weapon. Did Keith Lamont Scott really have a gun? The video recorded by Lamont Scott wife proves he didn’t. The police officers who shot and killed Lamont Scott in cold blood planted the gun they’re claiming he had and lied about it.
The video footage was the first glimpse of what happened before and after a shooting that has inflamed this city and prompted intense, sometimes violent protests over the past three days. The recording does not include a view of the shooting itself, which occurred Tuesday afternoon as Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old black man, was sitting in his parked vehicle outside his apartment.
It also does not answer whether Scott had a gun, as police have said. The family, protesters and civic leaders have been demanding that police release department video of the shooting, which the police have not done. (Transcript)
NBC News first published the cellphone video Friday afternoon, and attorneys for the family released it to The Washington Post and other media outlets. It shows an officer aiming a gun at an unseen Scott while police shout at him to drop his gun. Rakeyia Scott can be heard yelling to the officers that her husband was unarmed.
“Don’t shoot him,” she says. “Don’t shoot him. He has no weapon. He has no weapon. Don’t shoot him.”
She then urges her husband to come out of the car and repeatedly says, “Don’t you do it,” until gunshots are heard. At this point, the camera is facing the ground, and she becomes increasingly upset, shouting profanities as she hurries closer to the scene.
“Did you shoot him? He better not (expletive) be dead,” she yells while moving along the tree-lined street.
When she gets nearer to the scene, at least four officers are seen gathered around someone down on the street. Two of the officers were kneeling over him.
“He better live,” she said. “I swear he better live. Yep. He better live. He better (expletive) live.”
Police have said they have no immediate plans to release two recordings of the shooting, one captured by a police dashboard camera and another by a body camera worn by an officer at the scene, according to attorneys for the family.
The black plainclothes officer who shot Scott – Brentley Vinson, who was placed on paid administrative leave – was not wearing a recording device, police said.
Authorities have said officers encountered Scott because they were searching for another man – a suspect with an outstanding warrant. According to police, officers saw Scott get out of a car with a handgun and get back into it, and they ordered him to get out and drop the weapon. Police say he posed a deadly threat and refused to drop the gun.
The unreleased department video of the encounter has become a focal point for demonstrators here, who have taken to the city’s streets and called for footage to be released. Scott’s relatives, including his wife, watched the police videos on Thursday, according to their attorneys, and came away with “more questions than answers.”
The footage of an anguished wife of 20 years pleading for her husband’s life came as officials praised Thursday’s protests for being largely peaceful and calm. After Scott’s death Tuesday, Charlotte saw chaos and violence on its streets for two nights as unrest roiled the city, just the latest in a long list of places rocked by protests over policing.
Join us in demanding justice for Keith Lamont Scott wife, children, family and the countless black men women and children murdered by racist white cops every year. #BlackLivesMatter