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  • Hurricane Florence supplies scramble: Video shows chaotic scene at Durham Walmart

    09/12/2018 6:48:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 87 replies
    ABC 11 Durham ^ | September 12, 2018
    DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- It was a chaotic scene at the Walmart on Glenn School Road in Durham as people scrambled to get water and other supplies. An ABC11 Eyewitness recorded the video as people pushed, shoved, tugged in efforts to get their cases of bottle water and other supplies and Walmart workers and security tried to keep order.
  • Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments

    08/09/2018 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white culture stands atop a massive stone pillar. The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, apctivists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians. Should the city take...
  • Police ban our National flag from the 134th Durham miners Gala?

    07/15/2018 11:23:29 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    Durham Miners Gala, 134th to be held was held this weekend, the first I have missed in many years. And how I now wish I had been there because this is beyond ridiculous, it is now against the law to fly the Union flags at it because it may cause trouble according the “Durham police Farce”???? The Miners Gala is and has always been a celebration of the history of the area both of the mines and the people of Country Durham and surrounding areas, which includes tens of thousands of men that fought under the Union flag with the...
  • 911 call gives insight into moments before teens, man were pulled from Durham pool

    06/21/2018 8:03:01 AM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 04:57PM DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 911 call released Wednesday gives more insight into the moments before three people were pulled from a pool at a Durham apartment complex earlier this week. The three people -- 15-year-old Abril Yuliana Flores-Ojeda, 16-year-old Brian Manuel Benites, and 21-year-old Luis Enrique Delgado-Romero -- all died at the hospital. In the call, the caller told dispatchers that a man, who appeared to be in his 20s, had knocked on the door of the apartment where he was staying and said his friend was drowning at the pool. The friend tried...
  • Durham police say task force responded to attacks on Asian community

    04/20/2018 6:42:19 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 19 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | April 20, 2018 08:27 PM | Colin Warren-Hicks And Virginia Bridges
    The fatal shooting of Chinese restaurant owner Hong Zheng in Durham last weekend resonated with Lawrence Yoo, the son of first-generation Korean immigrants, whose parents were robbed numerous times in Philadelphia. “This hits home for me,” he said. Yoo, pastor of Durham County's Waypoint Church, says many Asian immigrants keep a low profile in America and don't want to be seen as stirring up or getting mixed up in trouble. But trouble seeks them out, Yoo said. “I can walk into any largely Asian church … and easily find businessmen and women who have robbed before, in minutes.” After Zheng,...
  • Wife, children of Chinese restaurant owner shot to death say family was targeted

    04/18/2018 12:41:54 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 50 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | April 17, 2018 07:21 PM | Virginia Bridges
    The shooting, the family said, was an attempted robbery that unfolded as Shirley Chan and Hong Zheng returned home from work. It was the fifth time that someone had tried to rob or break into their home since 2015. The family believes they are among a group of Asians who are being targeted because they own restaurants and people think they have money, they said. ... It was pouring rain on Sunday night when Chan and Zheng pulled into their driveway. There two children, Jade and Eastern, 16, were watching in the house for them to return, a routine they...
  • How the science of persuasion could change the politics of climate change

    04/16/2018 6:22:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | April 16, 2018 | by James Temple
    Jerry Taylor believes he can change the minds of conservative climate skeptics. After all, he helped plant the doubts for many in the first place. He’s president of the Niskanen Center, a libertarian-leaning Washington, DC, think tank he founded in 2014. He and his colleagues there are trying to build support for the passage of an aggressive federal carbon tax, through discussions with Washington insiders, with a particular focus on Republican legislators and their staff. Lesson one: Pick the right targets Political scientists consistently find that mass opinion doesn’t drive the policy debate, so much as the other way around....
  • Duke University and the Heroic Emile Zola of America

    01/17/2018 2:41:34 AM PST · by abb · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2018 | Randolph Parrish
    Lynch mobs are not a pretty sight. But what is a pretty sight, even a beautiful one, is someone standing by the side of the road trying to call halt. In 2006, we saw the thronging of another lynch mob, this time in Durham, North Carolina. Three Duke University students were falsely accused of rape, in a case so flimsy that it should have been dismissed in five minutes. Steve Miller, then a student-columnist for the Duke University newspaper, stood up virtually alone against the 300 articles of the Herald-Sun. He stood up against the satellite trucks parked bumper to...
  • 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....