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John Neville Told His Jailers ‘I Can’t Breathe.’ Now They’re Facing Charges In His Death.

Five detention officers and a jail nurse will face involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with John Neville’s death in a Greensboro, NC jail.

Leaders in NC's largest city talking police and community reforms with homicides on track for another record year. (Image via Shutterstock)
With Murder Rate on Track for Record Year, Leaders In NC’s Largest City Talking Police, Community Reforms

Charlotte leaders talk two-part plan for community reforms as city's murder rate continues to soar, a year after it set record for homicides.

Protesters in Charlotte following George Floyd's death. (Photo by Grant Baldwin for Cardinal & Pine)
‘A Lot of Scary Things Can Happen To People in Police Custody.’ Protesters Demand Veto of NC Police Records Bill

Dozens gathered at NC's Executive Mansion Monday to protest a bill that could block public access to records pertaining to police custody deaths.

Police tape is seen near the scene of a shooting early Monday, June 22, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina, that resulted in four deaths and several more people injuries. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
Witness to Shooting on Juneteenth Weekend: Gunfire Came From ‘Left, Right, Front and Back’

A witness to a mass shooting at a Charlotte Juneteenth celebration early Monday said they believed there to be as many as 15 to 20 shooters.

N.C. Supreme Court issued a major ruling affected the Racial Justice Act Friday. Image via N.C. Judicial Branch
Hope for Death Row Inmates With Court Ruling on N.C.’s Racial Justice Act

A ruling Friday by the N.C. Supreme Court found a repeal of the Racial Justice Act was unconstitutional, paving the way for death row inmates to appeal their sentences.

A protester kneels in the street before continuing with those marching through uptown Saturday in Charlotte. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
Gov. Roy Cooper: ‘Black Lives Do Matter.’

After a night of mayhem in Charlotte, Raleigh and other NC cities, Cooper pledges to push for justice in George Floyd’s name while condemning violence at protests.

A message for healing in Raleigh the morning after protests over the death of George Floyd sparked unrest and violence. Image by Sarah Ovaska.
‘If This Changes Something, It’s Worth It.’ Raleigh Biz Owner Surveys the Damage After George Floyd Protests Turn Violent Saturday.

Hundreds gathered in Raleigh to clean up Sunday, after demonstrators protesting George Floyd’s death clashed with police in multiple North Carolina cities.