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  • Charges dropped for 3 people accused of toppling Confederate monument in Durham

    11/10/2017 10:56:20 AM PST · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    WRAL ^ | 11.09.17 | staff reporter
    Durham, N.C. — Charges for three people who are accused of toppling a Confederate monument in downtown Durham have been dropped, according to their defense attorney. According to defense attorney Scott Holmes, charges were dropped against Aaron Alexander Caldwell, Myles Spigner and Taylor Cook, citing that probable cause exists, but there was not enough evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. On Aug. 14, a group of protesters tore the statue of a Confederate soldier down after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., ended with one woman dead and almost two dozen injured.
  • Durham District Attorney Hints He Will Go Easy on Statue Vandals

    08/27/2017 7:07:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/24/2017 | Tom Knighton
    Activists who toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier just days after Charlottesville perhaps thought they were doing God's work ... at least until they got arrested. At that moment, it's hard to imagine that the enormity of what they'd done didn't slam into them. After all, they'd destroyed public property and been stupid enough to do so on video. But perhaps they need not worry too much. It seems that the district attorney is going to let Leftist ideology mitigate his prosecution:
  • 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...
  • A Monumental Spin

    08/16/2017 2:35:00 PM PDT · by soakncider · 10 replies
    ABBEVILLE INSTITUTE ^ | Aug 16, 2017 | H.V. Traywick, Jr.
    It takes men of worth to recognize worth in men. – Thomas Carlyle Totalitarian movements are mass organizations of atomized, isolated individuals. – Hannah Arendt Yea, they would pare the mountain to the plain to leave an equal baseness. – Tennyson The mob attacks on Confederate monuments remind me of the “useful idiots” and “rent-a-thugs” who are happily condoned, if not employed outright by collectivist States to divert the passions of the masses. We suspect the real reason these monuments are under attack is not because of the specious “Jim Crow” charges leveled at them by the “Black Lives Matter”...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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 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
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 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 Sheriff Says Protesters Who Tore Down Confederate Statue Will Face Felony Charges

    08/15/2017 11:40:23 AM PDT · by SHRiley · 38 replies
    CBS North Carolina ^ | 8/15/2017 | By CBS North Carolina
    DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews announced Tuesday morning that the sheriff’s office will be investigating and trying to identify and charge the protesters who took part in the toppling of a Confederate statue outside the old Durham County courthouse Monday evening. --snip He said protesters will face felony charges.
  • 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....
  • Durham County Sheriff: We Will Identify Those Who Pulled Down Confederate Statue

    08/15/2017 10:00:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Protesters Destroy Confederate Monument in Durham County, NC

    08/14/2017 5:30:30 PM PDT · by davikkm · 100 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...
  • Duke Assails Free Speech So It Can “Protect and Value Diverse Perspectives”

    06/14/2017 7:35:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 14, 2017 | George Leef
    American college campuses are becoming more and more like the old communist states where people enjoyed freedom of speech—but only so long as they didn’t question some aspect of the official orthodoxy. Any such “deviationism” was apt to land them in severe trouble with the authorities, who encouraged loyal citizens to report it. (Alexander Solzhenitsyn recounted many cases of that in The Gulag Archipelago.) Duke University Divinity School professor Paul Griffiths is the latest faculty member to fall victim to the taboo against speaking out against “progressive” beliefs. His thoughtcrime: daring to say that a “racial equity” seminar would be...
  • Duke Professor is Reprimanded and Resigns After Criticizing ‘Racial Equity Training’

    05/10/2017 10:23:17 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 37 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 5/9/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    A Duke University theology professor resigned this week following disciplinary action taken against him by the school. This, after the professor had excoriated diversity training sessions suggested by the university as “intellectually flaccid.”
  • VIDEO: Truck driver won’t be cited after plowing through NC protesters, police say

    05/03/2017 3:43:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    WBTW ^ | 5/02/17
    DURHAM, N.C. — The driver of a large pickup truck who ignored protesters in a Durham street on Monday afternoon and drove through the crowd will not be cited, police confirmed. No one was hurt, but several protesters outside the Durham County Jail tried to stop the truck from driving through their rally. The protesters said they did not have a permit to close the road.
  • A Box Of Fried Chicken Was Left On A Black Student’s Car Not Long After Trump’s Inauguration

    01/24/2017 7:12:48 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 173 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 1-23-2017 | Julia Craven
    My name is Elliott G. Holliday. I am a Physics major minoring in Mathematics at NC State University from Durham, NC and I am 20 years old. I am a College of Sciences Ambassador with a strong moral compass pointed towards selflessness and community service. I am a powerful African American man with the hopes of obtaining my PhD in a field of quantum physics, then pursing a career in research, renewable energy, and/or scientific outreach. I graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in 2014, the 12th best high school in the nation while making lifelong...