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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Family Of Keith Lamont Scott Calls For Release Of Video

The family of a black man slain by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, this week called for officials to release publicly video of the incident, disputing the police contention that it shows the shooting was justified.

September 23, 2016
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Congressman: Charlotte Protesters ‘Hate White People Because White People Are Successful’

Representative Robert Pittenger (R-NC), a Congressman whose district includes parts of Charlotte, where Keith Lamont Scott was killed by police, told BBC Newsnight this week that protesters “hate white people, because white people are successful and they’re not.”

September 23, 2016

Charlotte Protests Diminish Early Friday As Family Views Video

Largely peaceful protests dwindled early on Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina, as police chose not to enforce a curfew prompted by two nights of riots.

September 23, 2016

Family Sees Video of Charlotte Police Shooting Black Man Dead

The family of the black man whose shooting death by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, triggered two nights of riots viewed video of the episode on Thursday, but a lawyer for the family of Keith Scott said it was unclear if Scott was holding a gun when killed.

September 22, 2016
Two women embrace while looking at a police officer in uptown Charlotte, NC during a protest of the police shooting of Keith Scott, in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Miczek

Charlotte In State Of Emergency After Second Night Of Violence

Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina, woke to a state of emergency on Thursday with National Guard troops deployed on the streets after a second night of violent protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man.

One person was on life support after being shot by a civilian late Wednesday as riot police used tear gas, rubber bullets and flash-bang grenades to try to disperse demonstrators who looted stores and threw rocks, bottles and fireworks.

September 22, 2016
Allan Hoyle, of North Carolina, stands with bible in hand in support of Kim Davis at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Kentucky, September 9, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Tilley

Outside North Carolina Bathrooms? Gender Monitors

Some supporters now say there was never any intent to actually police the genders of restroom users, that it would be too costly and impractical. Yet, without enforcement, the only point of such a law would be to gratuitously demean an alternative lifestyle. And who would ever do a thing like that?

May 3, 2016

Trump Supports Transgender Bathroom Access… For Now

He’s also been for and against Kim Davis, for and against so-called “religious liberty,” and for and against allowing transgender beauty queens to compete in his pageants.

April 21, 2016

Carolina Panthers Field Paint Illegally Discharged Into Creek, Officials Say

Water officials: NFL team has been illegally dumping paint into a local creek for more than a decade.

December 23, 2014

Former Charlotte Mayor Expected To Plead Guilty To Corruption Charge

By Michael Gordon and Rick Rothacker, The Charlotte Observer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to a federal public corruption charge that carries up to a 20-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine. According to court documents released to the public early Monday, Cannon will appear in […]

June 2, 2014

Charlotte, Tampa Mishandled Grant Money For Political Conventions, IG Says

By Franco Ordonez, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The city of Charlotte, NC, misused more than $132,000 in federal money that city officials received to beef up security during the 2012 Democratic National Convention, according to a new federal investigation. The city has agreed to pay back more than half that, saying $79,000 was wrongfully […]

May 15, 2014