The arguments came against the backdrop of a sheriff’s office under siege. A News & Observer series, Deadly Force, in May revealed new information about officers’ involvements in the deaths of John Livingston and Brandon Bethea and outlined complaints in several other cases about a small group of deputies causing injuries and spreading fear in rural parts of the county.
Democratic National Committee emails show that staffers tried to use a controversial North Carolina law, sometimes called the bathroom bill, to gain political capital in a Republican-leaning state and against Gov. Pat McCrory. Among the suggestions: Invite Vice President Joe Biden to a rally in Raleigh opposing HB2.
As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.
Despite calls from Sen. Bernie Sanders for party unification, his supporters booed and chanted as speakers called for support of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. The four-day convention kicked off on Monday in Philadelphia.
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