Kelly Mitchum, a lead golf instructor at Pinehurst Golf Academy, would not be in the Wells Fargo field had it not been for the death of Mike Townsend, a head golf professional from Kiawah Island, S.C., who was killed in a car accident last summer.
If you are a mainstream North Carolinian scratching your head pondering why Donald Trump and HB2 are in the headlines daily, move to Chapel Hill for a few years, and you will see firsthand what has precipitated this dramatic backlash.
In March 2011, Brandon Bethea died in the Harnett County jail after being shot three times with a Taser by detention officer John Clark. A state medical examiner ruled Bethea's death a homicide, but no one has been punished. This edited version, derived from more than an hour of videos from two county surveillance cameras, shows Bethea, still in leg shackles, backing into the corner of a padded cell when Clark fired.
Harnett County Detention Center
In Harnett, death by Taser
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