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Webcomic Alert: Dustin Harbin on the unrest in Charlotte

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Diarist cartoonist Dustin Harbin is a Charlotte local and his diary for the day is about the unrest in Charlotte that started over a police shooting, and has continued with two nights of unrest and a shooting. 



It’s a sad time in our world.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for implying the police were responsible for the second shooting without any actual y’know EVIDENCE. Lies are great when you don’t have facts. Are the police vandalizing the local businesses too? Are the police shooting citizens over drug deals go wrong, money, sex or just because they had a bad day? Nah, it’s the innocent every day citizens doing all those crimes. Justice through looting and violence by protesters aka rioters.

  2. Mike, nothing was implied in the article above.

    Also, at this point, the police have lost all presumption of innocence when unarmed black men are shot and killed.

  3. “Thanks for implying the police were responsible for the second shooting without any actual y’know EVIDENCE”

    It was more of a supposition than an implication. Presumably he was creating the cartoon as things unfolded. Reading about it the next day after a press release has been issued isn’t the same as being in it. When two groups face off it’s usually the ones on the opposite side that get hurt, so if the report read “police officer shot” it would have been followed by “maybe by protesters” because you don’t really give much weight to “friendly fire” at that time.

    “Also, at this point, the police have lost all presumption of innocence when unarmed black men are shot and killed.”

    I disagree. Not only do they have the same “innocent until proven guilty” rights that all of the rest of us have, but they also have additional rights. Like the right to shoot you if you potentially pose a threat. For example, I have friends who have concealed gun permits and carry their guns everywhere with them. They’re average guys with guys. However, when one of them was pulled over by a police officer, the very first thing he was instructed on was to tell that officer immediately that he is in possession of a firearm. Said police officer then unfastened the flap on his holster and put his hand on the gun and backed away while giving the driver instructions. If he had not complied with those instructions, the officer would have drawn on him and given even more strongly worded and insistent instructions. If he had instead continued to not comply with the instructions and had gotten out of the car and had behaved in the same fashion as Mr. Scott EVEN IF he had left the gun inside of the car, I am 100% certain that he would have been shot. He’s white.

    When police officers give commands you must comply. Simple as that.

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