Now that the riots are over, here are a few things #BlackLivesMatter doesn’t want you to know about Keith Scott

Facts are beginning to emerge surrounding the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott that Black Lives Matter protesters, who rioted in the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina after their rush to judgment, would rather the public not know.

The first centers on the “book” that his wife claimed Scott was reading when his confrontation with officers took place.

The book turned out to be a relatively rare Colt Mustang II, according to Bearing Arms, begging the question: Where did he get it?

With a long record, Scott could not have purchased it by lawful means through a licensed dealer. He had to have purchased it illegally. That record includes, according to The Charlotte Observer:

In 1992, Scott was charged in Charleston County, S.C., with several different crimes on different dates, including carrying a concealed weapon (not a gun), simple assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He pleaded guilty to all charges.

Scott also was charged with aggravated assault in 1992 and assault with intent to kill in 1995. Both charges were reduced, but the disposition of the cases is unclear.

According to Bexar County, Texas, records, Scott was sentenced in March 2005 to 15 months in a state jail for evading arrest. In July of that year, records show, he was sentenced to seven years in prison on a conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman said Scott completed his sentence and was released from prison in 2011.

 

And sure enough, it turned out to be a stolen firearm. WSOC-TV correspondent Joe Bruno reported:

Another thing that the protesters don’t want mentioned is the state of Scott’s firearm when it was recovered. The hammer was cocked back and the safety off — a clear indication he intended to use it.

Bruno reported:

Late last year, Scott’s wife obtained a restraining order against him. The Gaston Gazette reported:

On Oct. 5, a Gaston County District Court judge granted his wife a temporary restraining order. The court order told Scott not to go near his wife, three of their children and the children’s schools.

He was not allowed near their Gastonia apartment they’d called home since April 2014, according to court documents. He was told to turn over a black 9mm handgun he owned illegally.

 

But 11 days later she asked that it be dismissed.

However, in the days leading up to the order, she said “Scott had kicked her, punched their 8-year-old in the head three times and threatened to kill her with the gun,” according to The Gazette.

“He said he is a ‘killer’ and we should know that,” she wrote.

But Black Lives Matter wants us to remember Scott as an avid book-reader.

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