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Erin Tracy-Blackwood 
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Re: “Who's coming to Time Warner Cable Arena?

I'm thinking Elton John, but I hope it's Garth Brooks. That's my dude.

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Posted by Erin Tracy-Blackwood on 01/27/2015 at 8:55 PM

Re: “North Carolina's vague cyberstalking law makes it difficult for victims

This article is not a farce. It was fact checked and confirmed by multiple sources. It's intent is to call out serious flaws in our justice system for victims of this ever-increasing crime seeking assistance. We chose to highlight two women's stories as examples of these flaws. Thank you for reading.

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Posted by Erin Tracy-Blackwood on 12/15/2014 at 6:04 PM

Re: “#FergusonEverywhere: Leaders and young folks debate how to move forward

@Devan Penegar - There is a rally scheduled for Saturday at noon in Marshall Park.

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Posted by Erin Tracy-Blackwood on 12/04/2014 at 9:07 PM

Re: “#FergusonEverywhere: Leaders and young folks debate how to move forward

Writing "the truth" after you say it doesn't make it so. But the practice is slightly amusing. Thanks for reading.

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Posted by Erin Tracy-Blackwood on 12/04/2014 at 9:04 PM

Re: “With no indictment in Ferguson, are we back to square one on race?

John Q -

To answer your question to me: I believe it's both.
I think excessive police force is a problem that affects all races and I can name at least 6 other white kids off the top of my head I've heard about within the past year. However, the numbers show blacks suffer worst from this epidemic by a significant margin and I believe that is because of institutional racism. I don't buy into the narrative that being white will save you from police brutality, it's just the best chance you have.

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Posted by Erin Tracy-Blackwood on 12/04/2014 at 5:44 PM

Re: “#FergusonEverywhere: Leaders and young folks debate how to move forward

There is evidence prosecutors mislead the grand jury in the Ferguson case by instructing them to use a statute that was struck down as unconstitutional in 1985 by the US Supreme Court.

What rumbrave said above is correct. In fact, the name/hashtag "#FergusonEverywhere" is based on the idea that disproportionate & excessive police response is a nationwide epidemic.

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Posted by Erin Tracy-Blackwood on 12/04/2014 at 4:50 PM

Re: “With no indictment in Ferguson, are we back to square one on race?

@John Q Public: unarmed white kid, shot by black cop in Utah leaving a store. He didn't stop because he was wearing headphones. Cop was wearing a body camera & still wasn't charged. This is what I know without googling, I may have missed some details.
He deserves justice too. The attention paid to Mike Brown's case does not negate that. There weren't riots & protests for other black kids shot either. The storm is nationwide, Ferguson is just where the levee broke.

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Posted by Erin Tracy-Blackwood on 11/26/2014 at 11:45 AM

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