A spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police revealed on CNN Thursday that around “70 percent” of the rioters they’ve arrested have had out-of-state IDs, suggesting that “outside entities” have attempted to take advantage of the situation.
“This is not Charlotte that’s out here,” spokesman Todd Walther told CNN’s Erin Burnett. “These are outside entities that are coming in and causing these problems. These are not protestors, these are criminals. We’ve got the instigators that are coming in from the outside. They were coming in on buses from out of state. If you go back and look at some of the arrests that were made last night. I can about say probably 70% of those had out-of-state IDs. They’re not coming from Charlotte.”
Walther also addressed the issue at the center of the riots, whether or not the shooting was justified. Walther told CNN he had seen the dashcam video footage himself and that it clearly shows Keith Lamont Scott holding a firearm. “It’s very clear that Mr. Scott exited the vehicle with a handgun in his hand. He was armed at the time,” he said, adding, he’s “100 percent sure” it was a handgun, the same one recovered at the scene. Scott was only shot after officers “repeatedly” told him to drop the gun and he refused to do so.
While the “70 percent” figure given by Charlotte PD is rather stunning, the fact that activists are being bused in is not the least bit surprising. Just as they did in Ferguson, professional activists are exploiting yet another community, stirring up more tensions to promote a radical agenda, while other “criminals,” as Walther succinctly describes them, have rushed in for personal gain.
As ZeroHedge highlights, one of the major “outside entities” is either directly or indirectly George Soros, the left’s largest individual funder, who has infused a reported $33 million into Black Lives Matter-supporting groups:
18 months ago, as the riots flared in Ferguson,there was one man pulling the strings of this ‘domestic false flag’… George Soros. In an apparent effort to “keep the media’s attention on the city and to widen the scope of the incident to focus on interrelated causes — not just the overpolicing and racial discrimination narratives that were highlighted by the news media in August,”liberal billionaire George Soros donated $33 million to social justice organizations which helped turn events in Ferguson from a local protest into a national flashpoint.
Though Soros’ camp initially denied that he was funding Black Lives Matter, DCLeaks blew that denial up, publishing documents proving the Soros group “had already given at least $650,000 directly to BLM.” The goal for funding the racial activist group, the documents specified, was the “dismantling” of America so it could be remade to align with the progressive agenda.
Regardless of who is responsible for busing in the rioters, the people of Charlotte are the ones left suffering the consequences: dozens of injured people, the widespread destruction of private property, and an even more hostile and dangerous divide between the black community and law enforcement.
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