Stories tagged: "police violence"


A 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted in Charlotte this year. (Cardinal & Pine photo by Grant Baldwin).
After Roxboro Shooting, ‘Black Lives Matter’ Demonstrations Convene in Three NC Cities

On the same day Roxboro police released dashboard footage of David Brooks Jr.'s death, Black Lives Matter demonstrations touched off in three NC cities.

Protesters confront Charlotte officers during a demonstration in May. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
Two Days After Judge Lifts Pepper Spray Ban, Charlotte Police Deploy It on ‘Defund the Police’ Protesters

Two days after a judge dissolved a restraining order barring Charlotte police from using pepper spray, police used it on “Defund the Police” demonstrators.

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)
Charlotte Police Complain They Have No Witnesses to July Shooting. But Some Black Charlotteans Say They Don’t Trust Police.

How a shooting in Charlotte exposes the deep fissures between Black communities and police over past allegations of police violence.

Protesters confront Charlotte officers during a demonstration in May. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
Report: Charlotte Judge Threatened on Social Media After Police Misrepresent Her Ruling

Charlotte police are accused of misconstruing a local judge’s ruling on the use of tear gas, leading to a series of ugly social media attacks on the judge.

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.

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.