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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.

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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.

Widespread protests after George Floyd's death did not contribute to any noticeable increase in coronavirus infections, officials say. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
New Report: Black Lives Matter Protests Did Not Increase Coronavirus Infections

The Black Lives Matters protests that swept the nation in June do not appear to have sparked notable increases in coronavirus cases as was initially feared.

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A NC Official Is Under Fire for a Racist ‘What is Privilege?’ Facebook Post

A deputy register of deeds in Alamance County posted a message about “privilege” that deploys racist stereotypes to critique Black Lives Matter protesters.

Gemini Boyd, Founder of The Bail Project (left), makes a plea for change Monday in Charlotte as Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden (right) looks on.
‘Enough’: Mass Shooting in West Charlotte Neighborhood Leads to Demands for Change

The march included residents, activists and some law enforcement after a shooting in a predominantly Black Charlotte neighborhood on Juneteenth weekend.