CHARLOTTE, NC-- An outspoken leader of the Nation of Islam is calling for an economic boycott of Charlotte after a police officer shot a man to death.
B.J. Murphy called for the boycott Wednesday at a news conference of black leaders, saying if black lives don't matter, black money shouldn't matter.
Murphy and others were reacting to the police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, a black man who was killed Tuesday. Authorities say he had a gun and refused officers' commands to drop it. The officer who fired the fatal shot is also black.
A woman claiming to be Scott's daughter said in a video posted on Facebook that her father was unarmed and had a book, not a gun. Police say they did not find a book at the scene.
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