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Tue May 7, 2013, 03:46 PM

NAACP protest at legislature nets 30 arrests; rally planned (NC)

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Source: WRAL.com

NAACP protest at legislature nets 30 arrests; rally planned


RALEIGH, N.C. More than two dozen members of the NAACP and other activists were arrested Monday as part of continuing protests of Republican policies in the state capital, bringing to nearly 50 the number of nonviolent demonstrators facing charges.

The protestors were arrested Monday by Raleigh and General Assembly police. The number of arrests, as well as the size of the crowd that turned out to offer support, grew from last Monday's demonstrations, when 17 were arrested.


Many of those arrested last week, including the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, were among the more than 80 people who crowded into the Legislative Building rotunda leading to the Senate chambers to observe and join in chants of protest.

General Assembly Police Chief Jeff Weaver said law enforcement officials decided to admit them despite last week's incidents while they determine what the law permits. He said those arrested most recently will face the same charges of second-degree trespassing, failure to disperse on command and the displaying of signs or placards, which violates building rules.


Read more: http://www.wral.com/naacp-protest-at-general-assembly-nets-27-arrests/12414437/



To really see what they are doing to NC, check here: http://www.ncpolicywatch.org

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Reply NAACP protest at legislature nets 30 arrests; rally planned (NC) (Original post)
G_j May 2013 OP
zazen May 2013 #1
duhneece May 2013 #4
socialist_n_TN May 2013 #8
G_j May 2013 #10
okaawhatever May 2013 #12
rhett o rick May 2013 #2
marions ghost May 2013 #3
John2 May 2013 #5
marions ghost May 2013 #6
okaawhatever May 2013 #13
marions ghost May 2013 #14
okaawhatever May 2013 #15
marions ghost May 2013 #16
okaawhatever May 2013 #17
CRK7376 May 2013 #11
zazen May 2013 #9
Wednesdays May 2013 #7
GetTheRightVote May 2013 #18

Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 04:09 PM

1. for the first time in my life I'm thinking about getting arrested

I have some health problems and can be easily injured in the most minor shuffle of an arrest and hardly have the money to get an attorney, but I'm sooooooooo pissed off by the brazen behavior of the fascistic tactics of these maniacs I'm almost willing to do it, and if I am, I bet a lot of other healthier people are considering it too. In fact, if they keep this up every Monday, I suspect hundreds and then thousands of us are going to start showing up for arrest, people of all ages.

The only good thing to come out of this madness is mobilizing the Left in North Carolina and getting some of the mainstream Democrats off their neoliberal asses (or revealing them for the frauds they are.)

Thanks for posting.

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Response to zazen (Reply #1)

Tue May 7, 2013, 05:54 PM

4. Similar story here...but this isn't the first time I've thought about it

And I'm not in NC...sigh.

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Response to zazen (Reply #1)

Tue May 7, 2013, 07:48 PM

8. Actually I've been expecting arrest since the Wisconsin protests.....

At any time. Unfortunately, I'm not in NC, but I am close. Massive civil disobedience is the only thing that will save us all from the scourge of the capitalists and their toadies in the political class.

I've been arrested before. You'll live.

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Response to socialist_n_TN (Reply #8)

Tue May 7, 2013, 11:10 PM

10. Agreed

would love to see bus loads of people showing up.

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Response to zazen (Reply #1)

Wed May 8, 2013, 10:31 PM

12. I'm in Tennessee but I was born in NC and lived there awhile. Let me know and i'll sponsor your bail

or pay your fees. Message me and i'll give you my phone number so we can make arrangements if you decide to do it. I have a brother in Raleigh also.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 04:54 PM

2. The Revolution is waiting. Is this the spark? nm

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 04:58 PM

3. Duke & UNC professors also

North Carolina

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The group arrested Monday included Barber's 20-year-old son, William Joseph Barber III, a student at North Carolina Central University; William Chafe, former dean of Arts and Sciences at Duke University; Robert Korstad, a professor of public policy and history at Duke; Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, an historian at the University of North Carolina; Charles van der Horst, a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and members of the social justice group Raging Grannies.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #3)

Tue May 7, 2013, 05:56 PM

5. I can mobilize too.

 

I don't agree with McCrory. He will be a one Term Governor. I just wonder if there is a way to get a petition to recall him. I reject everything he has done so far. Two can play the Tea Party's games. We can set the example in North Carolina just like we did in the Civil Rights Era.

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Response to John2 (Reply #5)

Tue May 7, 2013, 06:28 PM

6. I hear ya

"...North Carolina can set the example just like the Civil Rights Era."

For North Carolina, a state that HAS made big strides, to just sit back and take this hijacking & to put up with McCrory & his (ALEC) friends, who are trying their best to take NC back several decades--this would be a terrible loss of a lot of hard work in the past. Not to mention the loss of a positive future.

There are lots of people who care in NC enough to fight back. I'm glad to see some are speaking out & willing to be visible.

I hope DU supports this instead of giving up on NC.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #6)

Wed May 8, 2013, 10:40 PM

13. great article in the New Yorker about Art Pope and how this happened Called State for Sale link:

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #13)

Thu May 9, 2013, 10:54 AM

14. thank you for this article !

One man with a lot of money and power can steal a state. Thank you Ayn Rand.

Art Pope

This is how they divide us --by using their wealth to spread lies on a mass scale.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #14)

Thu May 9, 2013, 04:00 PM

15. Yes, i'm wondering what the effect of a massboycott of their stores would have. The Roses chain oper

operates the roses stores and others they own under different names primarily in low-income neighborhoods. It's part of their business model. They are taking money from the poor to further hurt them in politics.

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #15)

Thu May 9, 2013, 05:17 PM

16. That's their MO always

make the people you exploit pay to be further exploited.

I like the idea of mass boycotts. I wonder who owns Dollar General.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #16)

Thu May 9, 2013, 09:49 PM

17. Until recently it was owned by Cal Turner and his family in Nashville, TN (where I live) but he sold

to a private equity company who took it public.

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Response to John2 (Reply #5)

Wed May 8, 2013, 11:00 AM

11. I totally disagree with

the current Gov and his buddies. Unfortunately we live in a crazy red state that has lost its mind. I think we will be forced to live through 8 years of McCrory before things turn around. I get ticked off daily as I read about what the State House and Senate purpose for new laws and legislation. Oh well......I will continue to support our Democrats and push our state back to blue or purple at least. Anything but Tea Party Red!!!!!!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 07:27 PM

7. K & R

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 02:40 PM

18. Kicking it!

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