Tag Archives: Charlotte

CHARLOTTE: City Council Tried To Figure Out How To Drop 2020 Republican Convention Over Trump’s Racism

The Huffington Post reports: Republican Party leaders scoping out locations to renominate Donald Trump for president next year have arrived in a city that has labeled his statements “racist” and that wishes it had never invited them in the first place. Last week, the council went so far as to discuss the possibility of backing out of the agreement, but …

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City Council For Host City Of 2020 GOP Convention Approves Resolution Condemning Trump’s Racism

The Washington Post reports: The Charlotte City Council on Monday passed a resolution condemning President Trump’s “racist and xenophobic comments,” in a rebuke of the president by the city that will host him next year at the Republican National Convention. The 9-to-2 vote came a week after Trump sent a racist tweet in which he said four minority congresswomen — …

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UNC Charlotte Gunman Had Researched Sandy Hook

Charlotte’s ABC affiliate reports: The suspected gunman behind a shooting at the University of North Carolina Charlotte allegedly researched the Sandy Hook school shooting, sources tell a local CBS affiliate. Trystan Terrell, 22, is accused of killing two students and wounding four others on Tuesday. The sources told the television station that Terrell made a full confession to police and …

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NC Mass Shooting Suspect Booked For Murder [VIDEO]

The Charlotte Observer reports: The 22-year-old Charlotte man accused of shooting six people Tuesday on the Charlotte campus of the University of North Carolina is facing two counts of murder, according to the Mecklenburg County jail. Trystan Andrew Terrell was arrested on the campus by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Tuesday after six people were shot on the north Charlotte campus, creating widespread …

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CHARLOTTE: Two Dead In Mass Shooting At University Of North Carolina, Multiple Injuries, Gunman Captured

ABC News reports: Two people have been killed and another four injured after a shooting on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, officials told ABC News. Two of the injured victims were treated for life-threatening injuries. The suspect is in custody, authorities told ABC affiliate WSOC-TV. The suspected shooter is a UNCC male student, the station …

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“I’m White And I’m Hot” Woman Surrenders To Cops

ABC News reports: A woman who was caught on camera berating two African-American women in a parking lot lost her job and has turned herself in to police in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, according to authorities. Susan Jane Westwood, 51, turned herself in on Saturday. She was served with an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for the misuse of the 911 system …

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VIRAL VIDEO: “I’m White And I’m Hot” Woman Gets Fired By Spectrum After Racist Rant Against Neighbors

The Charlotte Observer reports: The woman who was filmed yelling at a black neighbor in south Charlotte has been fired from her job at Spectrum, the company confirmed Sunday. As the videos went viral, the woman was quickly identified online as Susan Westwood. A screenshot from a LinkedIn page, which had apparently been deleted by Sunday afternoon, showed that she …

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Charlotte To Host 2020 Republican Convention

Charlotte’s NBC News affiliate reports: The RNC site selection committee has voted in favor of Charlotte hosting the 2020 RNC convention, sources tell NBC Charlotte. The entire RNC delegation will confirm their pick this Friday in Austin, Texas. On Monday, the Charlotte City Council voted 6-5 to accept contracts to host the Republican National Convention in 2020. When Charlotte formally …

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NORTH CAROLINA: State GOP Condemns Charlotte Mayoral Candidate For “Vote For Me, I’m White” Post

The Charlotte Observer reports: The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party Tuesday condemned a Facebook post from a Charlotte Republican candidate who listed one of her qualifications as being “white.” “VOTE FOR ME!” mayoral candidate Kimberley Paige Barnette had posted. “REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL.” “Any suggestion that a candidate is more or less qualified for political office based …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Homocons Threaten Charlotte Pride Sponsors With Boycott If They Don’t Withdraw Support

Charlotte’s Spectrum News reports: Deplorable Pride started as a small group. “Now everybody want’s to be a part of all this,” co-founder Brian Talbert said. Since threatening legal action against Charlotte Pride, its reach has grown. Appearing on Fox News, CNN and major conservative websites like Drudge Report. Deplorable Pride is now using that audience to threaten a boycott of …

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NORTH CAROLINA: NBA Awards 2019 All-Star Game To Charlotte After Fake Repeal Of Anti-LGBT Hate Law

The Charlotte Observer reports: The NBA and Charlotte have finalized a deal to bring the 2019 All-Star Weekend to the Queen City, the Observer has learned. The three-day event will be held on a Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17, climaxing in Sunday night’s All-Star Game. Most events, including the game and various skills competitions, will be held uptown at the …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Senate Intro’s Bill That Would Repeal HB2 But Block New Local LGBT Rights Laws

The Associated Press reports: Perhaps North Carolina’s most influential politician is introducing legislation to repeal a state law that has cost the state jobs and millions of dollars. State Senate leader Phil Berger is the primary sponsor of legislation filed Wednesday that would repeal the law passed in March dictating which bathroom transgender people must use and limiting LGBT protections. …

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CHARLOTTE: Amid HB2 Furor, Pro Hockey Team Issues Touching Call For Unity In Holiday Message [VIDEO]

From the Charlotte Observer: When hockey players bring a tear to someone’s eye, it’s usually after breaking their nose. But there’s apparently a mushy side to these guys that the world has overlooked. Just a week after the Carolina Panthers released a sweet-hearted Christmas video, the Charlotte Checkers have produced one of their own that is both sentimental and poignant …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Both Chambers Recess For Lunch With No Repeal Bill Filed For Anti-LGBT Hate Law

But we still may see some action very shortly. Here’s how things got started this morning: The session began with a packed House gallery and attempts by some Republican lawmakers to short-circuit it. Rep. Jeff Collins of Nash County rose to declare the session unconstitutional and decried the “extraordinary hubris” of Charlotte City Council in prompting it. Two other members …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Hate Law Repeal Now In Jeopardy As State GOP Chair Screams About “Lying” Democrats

The Charlotte Observer reports: Legislators who will convene Wednesday morning are expected to take up repeal of House Bill 2, the “bathroom bill” that has rocked the state’s social and economic climate since it became law nine months ago. Charlotte City Council set the fifth special session of the year in motion on Monday with the surprise repeal of a …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Calls For Special Session To Repeal Anti-LGBT Hate Law [VIDEO]

The Charlotte Observer reports: Following a surprise move by Charlotte City Council on Monday, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has called for a special session Wednesday to consider repeal of House Bill 2. The governor’s statement came in a series of rapidly unfolding events that could signal an end to the nine-month drama that has catapulted North Carolina into national headlines. …

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LGBT Groups Condemn Repeal Of Charlotte Rights Ordinance, Demand Full Repeal Of Statewide Hate Law

From a joint statement issued this afternoon by the ACLU and Lambda Legal: “H.B. 2 was an unprecedented attack on the LGBT community, in particular against transgender people, and we are encouraged that its days are numbered,” said Sarah Gillooly, Policy Director for the ACLU of North Carolina. “It is imperative that the General Assembly hold up their end of …

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Pat McCrory: Charlotte’s LGBT Rights Repeal Proves The Issue Was Invented To Cost Me My Governorship

Via press release: “Governor McCrory has always publicly advocated a repeal of the overreaching Charlotte ordinance. But those efforts were always blocked by Jennifer Roberts, Roy Cooper and other Democratic activists,” said Graham Wilson, Press Secretary. “This sudden reversal with little notice after the gubernatorial election sadly proves this entire issue originated by the political left was all about politics …

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BREAKING: Charlotte Repeals LGBT Rights Ordinance, State Lawmakers To Repeal Hate Law Tomorrow

The vote was 10-0. Charlotte’s CBS affiliate reports: The Charlotte City Council has voted to repeal its controversial non-discrimination ordinance, commonly known as the ‘bathroom’ ordinance. The ordinance was pushed through the council in early 2016, just months into Mayor Jennifer Roberts’ tenure, and required businesses to allow people to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity. In response, …

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Nutjob Pastor Flip Benham Blames Charlotte’s Police Protests On Passage Of LGBT Rights Ordinance [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Radical right-wing activist Flip Benham showed up at another Charlotte, North Carolina, city council meeting this week, this time to blame the unrest in the city that followed the recent shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police on the passage of a measure aimed at protecting LGBT rights earlier this year. After reading …

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