Stories tagged: "police violence"


Rev. Greg Drumwright and another BLM protestor raises their hands in a Black Power salute shortly after being released from the Alamance County Jail Saturday. (Photo by Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
Threat of Pepper Spray Isn’t Stopping This Election Day Rally In North Carolina

After a peaceful voter turnout rally was violently and abruptly shut down in Alamance County this weekend, organizers pledge to return on Election Day to urge voters to the polls.

A 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted in Charlotte this year. (Cardinal & Pine photo by Grant Baldwin).
Cardinal Issues: The Misleading ‘Defund the Police’ Attacks in Four Pivotal NC Senate Races

There’s a lot of nuance to police reform. Here’s what you need to know about Black Lives Matter's impact on races for the NC General Assembly.

An activist waves a Black Lives Matter flag as protesters march out of  First Ward Park in Charlotte in response to the Breonna Taylor case. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter Demonstrators Take to Charlotte Streets for Breonna Taylor

The largest city in NC, Charlotte, was one of many cities with a Black Lives Matter protest to demand action on Breonna Taylor's death.

Anti-Trump protesters clashed with counterprotesters and police outside of the Republican National Convention Monday in Charlotte. Our reporter witnessed police using their bikes as weapons against demonstrators and pepper spraying one young man. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Alvin Jacobs Jr.)
Facing Pepper Spray and Police, RNC Protestors Continued the National Call for Justice

"I don’t even know what to say. It’s not often I’m at a loss for words, but I’m at a loss for words because we continue to see the harm that this administration causes to our community."

Anti-Trump protesters clashed with counterprotesters and police outside of the Republican National Convention Monday in Charlotte. Our reporter witnessed police using their bikes as weapons against demonstrators and pepper spraying one young man. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Alvin Jacobs Jr.)
Outside of Trump’s RNC: A Clash of Protesters, Counterprotesters and Police

Police bash protesters with bikes and pepper spray one Black teen as demonstrators denounce Trump and GOP in protest outside the RNC.

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.