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Re: “Charlotte Uprising Protesters Prepare for Upcoming Trials

It was a book.

No it was not. It was a stolen Colt Mustang .380 with the hammer at full-cock and a round in the chamber.

Brandished by a convicted felon.

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Posted by Foxhole Agnostic on 11/14/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Vi Lyles Discusses Housing, Policing, HB2 and Other Charlotte Issues

Think she will do anything about the Black crime at the uptown metro station?

I dont either.

Posted by Foxhole Agnostic. on 11/14/2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Vi Lyles Discusses Housing, Policing, HB2 and Other Charlotte Issues

Someone please tell me when a Liberal Black mayor left a city in better shape than when they took over?

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Posted by Naked Jedi on 11/12/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Charlotte Uprising Protesters Prepare for Upcoming Trials

(Cont) ...regardless of whether or not all charlotte community members deems it necessary.

the majority of white folks in the south disagreed with abolishing slavery. it took the radical work of a few to push humanity in the US further.

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Posted by Glo Merriweather on 11/11/2017 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Charlotte Uprising Protesters Prepare for Upcoming Trials

thanks for the write up, ryan. charlotte revolutionaries will continue to set precedents and demand justice in the face of state sanctioned violence.
forward, together.

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Posted by Glo Merriweather on 11/11/2017 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Charlotte Uprising Protesters Prepare for Upcoming Trials

Of the Blacks killed in Charlotte over the past year:

How many were killed by non-law enforcement Blacks?

Does the above fool know?

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Posted by Jim Beam on 11/08/2017 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Vi Lyles Discusses Housing, Policing, HB2 and Other Charlotte Issues

Stand by Charlotte. If you work, own any property or a business, you are about to take it in the shorts.

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Posted by Pogo on 11/08/2017 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Vi Lyles Discusses Housing, Policing, HB2 and Other Charlotte Issues

The Bojangles vote was ENTIRELY about soccer. Ed Driggs proposed paying for the Bojangles improvements out of the tourism tax and using the originally-earmarked $18.5 million for affordable housing. But oh no! that would have taken some money out of the tourism tax bucket, making it unavailable to subsidize the billionaire Smiths' ill-conceived soccer proposal. Lyles sided with the billionaires, Kenny Smith sided with affordable housing.

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Posted by Garth Vader on 11/06/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “What's left of — and what's next for — The Charlotte Observer?

I wish CO well. Several years ago we and most of our friends quit subscribing when they ceased representing Carolina middle class workers. They seemed to prefer identity politics.

Recently I have noticed more of a balanced approach. I hope it continues.

Full disclosure. I am white, from, the south, and love America first. If the CO continues, like other media, to call me a white nationalist so be it. But it is offensive and disappointing.

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Posted by Joe D on 11/02/2017 at 3:02 AM

Re: “Inmates and Loved Ones Affected After Mecklenburg County Ends In-Person Visitation

I have a novel idea for this situation. Don't do the crime, spend more time with your family face to face, after all they are in prison for a reason, not because they are angels but criminals. Pay your time, get out and ride the straight and narrow to become a productive member of society.

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Posted by Brian M Lachance Sr. on 09/30/2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Newcomers Send Incumbents Packing in Primary

Considering Lyles is already trying to get us to ignore her voting record.....

Posted by Captain Obvious on 09/15/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “On a Small East Charlotte Street, a War is Waged on Women's Rights

Family Planning and Women's Health is legal in this nation. Keep your religion in your Tax Free House of Worship. Women can plan for themselves. Please, get a job, mind your own business and follow the Law.

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Posted by salle Hunter on 09/13/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Newcomers Send Incumbents Packing in Primary

The typo in the sub header....propser... Congratulations to all.

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Posted by Warren W. Smith on 09/13/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Misdemeanor homicide

Samuel lee Glover was my father and the killing was not drug related these were people who was in my fathers house daily ate with us slept on his couch when they were out in these streets and because my father found drugs stashed in his home and got rid of them after they already had a disagreement about drugs being sold out of his house when he wasnt there or sleep because he was on heavy meds due to his health condition. my dad looked at those men like the sons he never had and he trusted them and for them to deam this as a drug related murder and only give them 7 yrs when you get more time than that for selling drugs i see why the crime rate in mecklenburg county is so high why sell drugs when you can rob and kill and get less time, i guess its just the effects of a corrupted judicial system

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Posted by kevia on 09/05/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Local Writer Pamela Grundy Discusses Her New Book on West Charlotte High School

But if you expected it (integration) to introduce students to each other to create these new kinds of institutions where students have a chance to be with each other and learn about each other and figure out how to negotiate the problems that come up at schools that are relatively equal, it actually did a pretty good job."
Like it or not, for most parents and students, school education is about learning knowledge and skills. "to introduce students to each other" is a "good to have" by-product. And the school is not the only place for that to happen. But it's the only place for kids to obtain knowledge and skills. Chelsea Clinton and Obama's daughters went/are in the most disintegrated schools. But nobody is saying they have received defective education. To the contrary, they can easily be regarded as powerful civil right advocates by those who think the average family's kids have to go to integrated schools to learn about each other.
I am not sure how flattering it is to say that at West Charlotte "resegregation changed things so quickly and so dramatically". If after one race left things turn so much worse so quickly, you are implying a heavy reliance on the race that left. If it did happen that way, some soul searching into the self is called for. Maybe you can say the resulting poverty concentration is the cause of the problem. But if poverty were so deterministic, countries like India and China should have been gone from the surface of the earth long time ago.

Posted by Daoshan Sun on 09/05/2017 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Dorothy Counts-Scoggins Reflects on Her Historic Walk to School 60 Years Ago

Chelsea,
Thanks for that correction. I spent all this time trying to look into whether it was called Harding University yet that I completely overlooked the move in location. I appreciate your insight and thanks for reading.

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Posted by RyanPitkin3 on 08/31/2017 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Dorothy Counts-Scoggins Reflects on Her Historic Walk to School 60 Years Ago

I always enjoy Ryan Pitkin's work, and this is a great interview with a true icon of the desegregation movement. However, I wanted to point out something: Dorothy Counts did not integrate Harding High School at its current location on Alleghany Street. In 1957 Harding was located on Irwin Avenue, at the current site of Irwin Academic Center. So when the article says "a school just three miles west of JCSU is where Counts-Scoggins changed history", that's actually incorrect. This happened much closer to JCSU - actually within a mile of it. (http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/mediaroom/aboutus/Pages/History.aspx)

By the way, I am a graduate of Harding (2008) and Dorothy Counts attended my graduation ceremony, which was a true honor.

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Posted by Chelsea Trunk on 08/31/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “New Cuts and Bad Blood at Google Fiber Raise Questions About Future

This paints a very accurate picture of how TVCs are treated in the CLT, RDU and ATL markets. I was a TVC in the Raleigh market and things were/are just as toxic. And here's a newsflash...I'm not an millennial! I never felt entitled, but I did expect to be respected and treated like a human. I moved my family across the country to take this job (on my own dime), and I couldn't take it anymore after six months. After constantly being analyzed, criticized and scrutinized by my narcissistic, sociopathic boss, who has no business being in the cable industry, enough was enough. I could see the writing on the wall, and got out.

I know being laid off is never easy for anyone, but in this instance it seems to have been a blessing in disguise.

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Posted by RedBadger on 07/07/2017 at 6:17 PM

Re: “New Cuts and Bad Blood at Google Fiber Raise Questions About Future

All I really learned from this story was not to hire Freda Hendley. This reads like a one-sided facebook post. How is this news?

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Posted by Charlotte Employer on 07/07/2017 at 11:14 AM

Re: “New Cuts and Bad Blood at Google Fiber Raise Questions About Future

Local woman learns Google is a business and not a non-profit. News at 11.

Seriously, you millennials need to learn that you are not entitled to anything; if you knew it was temporary job, then you knew it wasn't going to last. Now please go back to actually contributing to society rather than being butt hurt and creating sensational journalism.

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Posted by All of Generation X on 07/07/2017 at 8:08 AM

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