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September 27th, 2016 - 6:02 am § in Uncategorized

Southern cops and body cameras

Protests erupted in Charlotte last week after another black man was gunned down by cops. Police claim he pulled a gun, but can’t back that up. The police chief refuses to release dash and body cam videos to news media or the public. The man’s family complains they were shown only 3 minut[...]

October 30th, 2015 - 6:36 pm § in Politics

North Carolina turns its back on hungry people

Not so long ago, America was a country committed to allowing no person to go hungry within its borders, but that’s changing thanks to mean-spirited Republican policies. North Carolina is one of the states where the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is also the state minimum wage. No one ca[...]

April 21st, 2015 - 11:59 am § in Politics

Gerrymandering in one picture

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February 11th, 2015 - 11:02 am § in Religion

Muslim family slain in N. Carolina

An angry white man is in jail awaiting arraignment on murder charges following the execution-style slayings of a Muslim couple and the wife’s sister in a North Carolina college town last night. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, turned himself in to police after allegedly shooting Deah Shaddy Barakat, [...]

January 25th, 2015 - 8:56 pm § in Uncategorized

FBI investigates suspected lynching in North Carolina

The local police and coroner in the small town with a boarded-up KKK meeting hall quickly labeled a 17-year-old black youth’s strange death a suicide, and made no effort to investigate the possibility of foul play. First the NAACP stepped in, and now the FBI has opened an investigation. He had[...]

January 24th, 2015 - 12:07 am § in Uncategorized

Free at last

A 70-year-old North Carolina black man framed by police was freed from prison today after serving 38 years of a life sentence for a double murder he didn’t commit. Joseph Sledge was convicted by testimony of a jailhouse informant who was coached by cops about what to say, and promised leniency[...]