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CMPD Attorney: Cops Can Halt Protests for “Anything”

The citizens of Charlotte possess no right to protest. Rather, their ability to demonstrate is granted by the police as a matter of grace. And depriving people of this liberty is as easy as 1-2-3. That’s the take-away from a presentation made last week to City Council by Jessica Battle, a city attorney who has […]

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County Commissioners OK Sheriff’s Imminent Assault on Jail Support

The most important thing to know about Mecklenburg Sheriff Garry McFadden is that his favorite word is “my.” The jail is “my building,” he explained this week, and its lobby is “my lobby.” Female inmates at the jail are, to use McFadden’s creepy, sexist moniker, “my queens.” Fatalities in the jail are “my deaths,” according […]