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DNC Charlotte: 1 year later 

We catch up with protesters, look into that $22 million surveillance equipment

JUSTIN DRISCOLL
  • Justin Driscoll

Charlotte was happy to show conventioneers a good time, but, frankly, we couldn't wait for the Democratic National Convention to leave. There were more important things to tend to — like bringing the Hornets back. But like it or not, parts of the convention have lingered. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police added the $22 million worth of surveillance equipment purchased for the DNC to their permanent collection of tools, and, after a taste of some real action, local activists have matured. We caught up with a few key convention protesters as well as investigated what's become of all those cameras.

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