The fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a CMPD officer in 2016 began, or changed, the path of some Charlotteans, including the Rev. Amantha Barbee, Patrice Funderburg and Jesse Cureton. In their own voices, they tell their stories. John D. Simmons The Charlotte Observer
The fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a CMPD officer in 2016 began, or changed, the path of some Charlotteans, including the Rev. Amantha Barbee, Patrice Funderburg and Jesse Cureton. In their own voices, they tell their stories. John D. Simmons The Charlotte Observer

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7 voices: How the Scott shooting changed Charlotte, and the work left to do

September 15, 2017 08:26 AM

UPDATED September 15, 2017 10:23 AM

The 2016 shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and the protests and violence that followed rocked Charlotte. Some people found a new calling in the wave of grief and unrest. Others saw work they were already doing -- in activism, in raising awareness -- take on new urgency.

We asked seven people to talk about what’s changed for them in their work, in their sense of mission and in their lives, and in the life of Charlotte. These are their words, with some editing for brevity and clarity.

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Voices: 1 year after the Keith Lamont Scott shooting

The fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a CMPD officer in 2016 began, or changed, the path of some Charlotteans, including Greg Jackson, Ash Williams, Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. and Tina Marshall. In their own voices, they tell their stories.