Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who allowed people to speak for two hours, repeatedly had to stop the meeting, pleading for quiet. Sometimes the crowd quieted to allow people to speak. At other times, her requests were met with heckles and chants for justice....
Members of the audience repeatedly shouted down council members as they attempted to talk.
“You’re telling me you’re coming to my house. You tell me I look like Donald Trump. You tell me I’m smirking. That doesn’t feel good,” council member Kenny Smith said. “… But we need to talk. We need to do it together.”
When council member Ed Driggs said, “We have to continue to support our chief, who is an honest man,” he was shouted down.
September 27, 2016
"A furious crowd of citizens criticized and often shouted down Charlotte City Council on Monday night...."