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The head of the NC Black Alliance applauded Gov. Cooper's veto of a controversial police records bill after days of protest.
NC Black Alliance Head Denounces ‘Poisoned Policies’ After Cooper Vetoes Police Records Bill

Marcus Bass of the NC Black Alliance says Cooper's veto of a controversial police records bill, weeks after George Floyd's death, sends a powerful message.

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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.

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.

The NC General Assembly
One Month After George Floyd, NC Lawmakers Restricting Access to Records of Police Custody Deaths

A little more than a month after George Floyd’s death, a NC bill allows officials to keep records of police custody deaths out of the public eye.

Artist John Hairston was one of 16 artists painting a letter in the phrase "Black Lives Matter" on Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte. (Cardinal & Pine photo by Grant Baldwin).
Why I Believe Change Is Actually Gonna Come This Time

The leader of Emancipate NC shares why protests confronting police brutality will change America.

City Councilman Braxton Winston makes his first public appearance in late May after being arrested the previous night during a protest. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
Roundup: After Police Clash With Demonstrators, Charlotte Cuts Tear Gas Funding

Charlotte votes on police tear gas funding. Plus: Bar bill veto to get override vote. And Gov. Cooper orders Alamance County racetrack closed.

In a show of defiance, protesters turn their backs and kneel in front of a line of Charlotte police officers during a May protest of George Floyd's killing. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
Citing ‘Defining Moment’ on Race, Gov. Cooper Launches Criminal Justice Task Force

Saying that Black Americans are “too often” treated unfairly by courts and police, Gov. Cooper launched a task force on racial inequity in criminal justice.