September 2016: Protests of Charlotte Police Shooting Turn Violent

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of September 2016.

1. Native Mosquitoes in Miami Test Positive for Zika 2. ITT Tech Closes its Doors 3. Wells Fargo Fined 4. U.S. Open Winners 5. Miss Arkansas Wins Miss America 6. NCAA Leaves North Carolina 7. U.S. and Israel Reach $38 Billion Deal 8. Government Recalls Samsung Note 7 9. Police Kill Tyre King in Columbus 10. Playwright Edward Albee Dies 11. Tensions Mount Over Dakota Access Pipeline 12. Police Kill Terence Crutcher in Tulsa 13. Bombs in New York and New Jersey 14. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nine Stabbed at Minnesota Mall 15. Sound of Music's Charmian Carr Dies 16. Police Kill Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte 17. Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce 18. Billionaire Leon Cooperman Charged with Insider Trading 19. Millions Are Compromised in Yahoo Hack 20. Man Armed with Shotgun Kills Five in Burlington, Wash. 21. Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies 22. Pitcher José Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident 23. Clinton v. Trump in First Presidential Debate 24. Police Kill Black Man in San Diego 25. Congress Denies Obama's Veto 26. School Shooting in South Carolina 27. Train Crash in Hoboken, New Jersey
Protests of Charlotte Police Shooting Turn Violent
Image of police tear gassing protesters
On Sept. 20, 2016, Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old black man, was sitting in his car when police officers arrived to serve a different man a warrant. According to the police officers, Scott exits his vehicle with a firearm and poses a threat. Officer Brently Vinson fatally shoots Scott, which sparks two nights of violent Black Lives Matter protests throughout Charlotte, North Carolina. The governor declares a state of emergency. Police officers, wearing riot gear, launch tear gas at protesters who had started throwing glass bottles, looting stores, destroying vehicles, and vandalizing a hotel, hurting its employees. Four police officers are also injured.
Photo source: AP Photo/Gerry Broome
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