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  • Racially charged writing on pickup truck unnerves nearby workers

    08/20/2017 6:44:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    WBTV (Charlotte) News ^ | August 18, 2017 | Amanda Foster
    Employees of a Huntersville business park say they are uncomfortable after finding a truck parked there with racially charged wording written on it. The writing said things like "Obama did Charlottesville." Those employees of Birkdale Business Park say they confronted the driver of the truck, who admitted to writing the words himself. "I had never seen the truck before in the entire time I had been there," one woman, who asked not to be named, said. "It was a statement." She says she believes the driver parked the truck in front of her workplace because the majority of employees there...
  • Truck strikes overpass; traffic rerouted in Asheboro

    08/19/2017 5:14:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    ASHEBORO — A Friday afternoon accident at the Sunset Avenue overpass in Asheboro caused traffic to be rerouted in and around the area. The incident was reported at 1 p.m. when a dump truck driven by Jeffrey J. Friedmann of Winston-Salem was traveling northbound on Interstate 73/74. He had just left the McDonald’s construction site on Dixie Drive. Friedmann told officers he noticed that the dump bed of the truck was beginning to move, according to a report from the Asheboro Police Department. The dump bed of the 1995 Peterbilt truck struck the support beams of the overpass bridge, causing...
  • Hit List: CNN Publishes Map of Confederate Monuments in U.S.

    08/17/2017 2:04:55 PM PDT · by detective · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Aug 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    CNN posted a map on August 17 showing the location of approximately 1,500 Confederate monuments and/or official symbols in the U.S. The map will, no-doubt, serve as a hit-list for the frenzied Workers World Party members and others seeking the removal and destruction of Confederate statues in city after city across America. CNN reports, “Roughly 1,500 Confederate symbols still exist on public land more than 150 years after the conclusion of the Civil War.” It explains that 718 of the Confederate symbols are “monuments and statutes.”
  • Woman who Destroyed Durham Confederate Statue is a Pro-North Korea Marxist

    08/17/2017 10:43:22 AM PDT · by TBP · 60 replies
    Bear Witness Central ^ | August 16, 2017 | Will Racke
    One of the activists who toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, N.C., on Monday night is a member of an extreme leftist group that supports the totalitarian regime in North Korea and wants to abolish capitalism. Taqiyah Thompson, a student at North Carolina Central University, was arrested Tuesday following a press conference in which she defended the actions of the demonstrators and equated police officers to Confederate soldiers and Ku Klux Klan members. “I did the right thing,” she said. “Everyone who was there — the people did the right thing. The people will continue to keep making the right...
  • JUSTICE: Authorities Just Gave Protesters Who Tore Down Statue Some BAD News

    08/16/2017 10:26:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 48 replies
    A woman who claims she took part in the toppling of the Confederate statue with a group of protesters in North Carolina has been arrested and is facing several charges. Takiyah Thompson, 22, was taken into custody on Tuesday by Durham County sheriff’s deputies shortly after protesters held a news conference at North Carolina Central University where she identified herself as the person who climbed a ladder to the top to tie a rope around the monument before the crowd tore it down on Monday. She can be seen in video showing the moments before the Confederate statue was toppled....
  • NC Gov: Allow Removal Of Confederate Statues Lest Protesters Get Hurt Pulling Them Down

    08/16/2017 9:35:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/15/17 | AWR Hawkins
    On Tuesday night North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) called on the state legislature to grant counties, municipalities, and the state the ability to remove Confederate statues lest protesters get hurt pulling them down. NC adopted a law in 2015 that protects historical statues from being removed, and Cooper wants this law reversed. Cooper used a Facebook post to reference the way slaves were once kept in chains in the South. And he criticized the existence of Confederate monuments without mentioning that Southern slave-owners were Democrats and that the Confederacy was a Democrat nation. Rather, he said, “These monuments should...
  • Woman hit with felony charges for toppling Confederate statue

    08/16/2017 5:16:29 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/15/2017 | Chris Perez
    A woman who took part in the toppling of a Confederate statue in Durham has been arrested and slapped with felony charges, cops said Tuesday. Takiya Thompson, 22, has been charged with disorderly conduct by injury to a statue, damage to real property, participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 — and inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500, according to the Durham County Sheriff’s Office. The last two offenses are Class H and Class F felonies, with each carrying a sentence of up to 25 months and 41 months...
  • Durham protester charged in Confederate statue vandalism

    08/16/2017 3:19:24 AM PDT · by beejaa · 35 replies ^ | 8/15/17 | Drueger, Leslie, Owens
    DURHAM, N.C. — A North Carolina Central University student was arrested Tuesday in connection with a Monday night protest in which a Confederate statue in front of Durham County's former courthouse was pulled down. Takiyah Fatima Thompson, 22, was charged with participation in a riot ... Thompson was given $10,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning. Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said Tuesday that his deputies were working to identify others involved in the incident and plan to pursue felony charges against them. Some protest organizers defended their actions Tuesday, calling the monument a symbol...
  • Durham Sheriff Arrests In Confederate Statue Destruction: ‘No one is getting away'

    08/15/2017 6:32:01 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 109 replies
    The Hearld Sun ^ | 08/15/17 | Colin Warren-Hicks, Cliff Bellamy and Virginia Bridges
    DURHAM The protester who climbed a ladder to help bring down a Confederate soldier statue was arrested Tuesday, and Sheriff Mike Andrews said his office will pursue felony charges against others. “Let me be clear, no one is getting away with what happened,” Andrews said. Takiyah Thompson, a member of Workers World Party and student at N.C. Central University, was arrested after activists held a press conference at NCCU Tuesday afternoon. In a release Thompson said she was the one who tied a rope around the soldier’s neck so that others could pull the statue to the ground. The protest...
  • North Carolina Monuments [Roy Cooper says take 'em down]

    08/15/2017 2:40:10 PM PDT · by cmj328 · 44 replies
    Medium ^ | August 15, 2017 | Roy Cooper
    Last weekend, I watched with horror as events in Charlottesville unfolded. Having served as North Carolina Attorney General for 16 years, I am all too familiar with the racism, bigotry and full-out white supremacy that exist in corners of our society. But it was shocking to watch these elements displayed so publicly — venom and hatred shamelessly spewed in epithets. My stomach sank to learn that a peaceful counter-protester had been killed and many others injured as the hatred morphed into violence. It started with a monument, stone and metal, inanimate and yet more provocative now than ever. Charlottesville could have been...
  • Criminal charges sought for protesters who toppled Confederate statue in North Carolina

    08/15/2017 11:57:06 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 29 replies ^ | 8/15/17 | Lucia Sang
    When protesters, angry over the deadly incidents in Virginia this weekend, decided to take down a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier in North Carolina on Monday, law enforcement stood back and watched. At no time did officers with the Durham Police Department or deputies with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office intervene as activists brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull it down, according to multiple media reports. No one was arrested Monday, however, a day later, Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews announced investigators were working to identify the protesters and planned to...
  • Durham County Sheriff: We Will Identify Those Who Pulled Down Confederate Statue

    08/15/2017 10:00:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 8/15/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews says his office is working to identify individuals who pulled down the Confederate statue on Durham County property Monday night. Andrews’ statement comes amid reports that sheriff’s officials were present when the statue was pulled down, videoing the act but not intervening to stop it or arrest those doing it. Breitbart News reported that protesters placed a tow rope around the neck and shoulder of a Confederate statue and pulled it down from atop the monument on which it stood. WNCN reports that protesters took turns kicking the statue once it was on the ground,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina ~ 15 AUG 2017

    08/14/2017 6:00:35 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 43 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North CarolinaSeymour Johnson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located to the southeast of Goldsboro, North Carolina. The base is named for LT Seymour Johnson, USN, a native of Goldsboro, a Naval Aviator, and a U.S. Navy test pilot who died in the crash of an F4F-3 Wildcat near Norbeck, Maryland, on 5 March 1941. The base is the only USAF installation named for a naval officer.Seymour Johnson AFB is home to the 4th Fighter Wing (4 FW) of the Air Combat...
  • Liberal City Police Departments Need Updated Training in Classic "Look the Other Way" Maneuver

    08/15/2017 7:42:20 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 11 replies
    Vanity | August 15, 2017 | self
    This has historically been called "looking the other way", and is a classic police maneuver. It was pioneered in Al Capone's day in Chicago, when police actually were on the gangster's payroll for performing this action. Police should receive updated training in the "looking the other way" maneuver. This should include include running to the armory to check in their guns and removing their uniform shirts and hats so they are not identifiable as police. Removal of uniforms is necessary because when citizens see uniformed police they have been conditioned to believe they actually have protection. This could lead to...
  • Sheriff to seek charges against Durham protestors who pulled down Confederate statue

    08/15/2017 6:18:55 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 84 replies
    News Channel 11 Eyewitness News ^ | August 15, 2017 | Jonah Kaplan
    DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said Tuesday his office will seek charges against protestors who pulled down a Confederate statue outside the old courthouse Monday evening. In a statement, Sheriff Andrews said he was grateful that no one was hurt and that county leaders decided to act with restraint towards the demonstrators. "Collectively, we decided that restraint and public safety would be our priority. As the Sheriff, I am not blind to the offensive conduct of some demonstrators nor will I ignore their criminal conduct. With the help of video captured at the scene, my...
  • Is it still safe to be a southerner in the U.S.?

    08/15/2017 5:31:16 AM PDT · by street_lawyer · 64 replies
    Despite laws making the destruction of public property a criminal offense the North Carolina police watched as a motley group of young vandals pulled down a statue of a confederate soldier and then kicked it repeatedly. Question: Is is still safe to be a southerner in the US? § 14-127. Willful and wanton injury to real property. If any person shall willfully and wantonly damage, injure or destroy any real property whatsoever, either of a public or private nature, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (R.C., c. 34, s. 111; 1873-4, c. 176, s. 5; Code, s....
  • Protesters pull down Confederate statue at old Durham County courthouse

    08/14/2017 7:19:49 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 91 replies ^ | 8-14-17 | Derrick Lewis and CBS North Carolina
    DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A crowd of protesters gathered outside the old Durham County courthouse on Main Street Monday evening in opposition to a Confederate monument in front of the government building. Around 7:10 p.m. a woman using a ladder climbed the statue of a soldier and attached a rope around the statue. Moments later, the crowd pulled on the rope and the statue fell. One man quickly ran up and spat on the statue and several others began kicking it. Durham police later said they monitored the protests to make sure they were “safe” but did not interfere with...
  • Durham protesters topple Confederate statue outside courthouse

    08/14/2017 6:51:38 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 66 replies
    WTVD ^ | 08/14/2017 | Jonah Kaplan
    DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Protesters in Durham rushed and toppled a Confederate statue outside the courthouse on Monday evening. The monument of a Confederate soldier holding a rifle was erected in 1924 and inscribed on it are the words "in memory of the boys who wore the gray." ABC11 spoke to Durham Mayor Bill Bell for reaction about the incident. "I'm not surprised seeing what's gone on in this country," Bell said Monday night. Because the statue was on county property, Bell would not comment on any possible charges against the protesters for the vandalism. Protesters then moved on...
  • Protesters Destroy Confederate Monument in Durham County, NC

    08/14/2017 5:30:30 PM PDT · by davikkm · 99 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Protesters ripped down a monument of a Confederate soldier Monday evening. The monument has stood in Durham County, NC since 1924. WNCN reports: A crowd of protesters gathered outside the old Durham County courthouse on Main Street Monday evening in opposition to a Confederate monument in front of the government building. Around 7:10 p.m. a woman climbed the statue using a ladder and attached a rope around the statue. Moments later, The crowd pulled on the rope and the statue fell. In 1924, the Confederate statue was dedicated to Durham. Engraved on the front of the monument is “The Confederate...
  • Protesters in Durham destroy confederate statue

    08/14/2017 4:44:06 PM PDT · by utford · 134 replies
    WRAL.COM ^ | 8/14/2017 | WRAL
    DURHAM, N.C. — A group of protesters in Durham toppled a Confederate monument Monday evening. The statue is called the Confederate Soldiers Monument and was dedicated in 1924. The protest began at about 6 p.m. near the old courthouse and a portion of East Main Street was closed as a result.