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The standard objection, a familiar talking point recited so often it’s become a cliché, goes something like this: “Releasing the video may harm an ongoing investigation.”

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People tell me all the time local cops would never enforce any kind of federal gun grab. I call B.S.

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Wednesday, 31 March 2021 14:38

OPINION: States should 'Just Say No' to the feds

I’ve never attended Mardi Gras, but I have experienced the pirate-themed mega-party known as Gasparilla in Tampa. And I watched d a lot of people “breaking the law.”

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According to a CNN report, President Joe Biden plans to reinstate Obama-era limits on a federal police militarization program. While this sounds like progress toward ending the militarization of local police departments, the Obama limits were little more than window-dressing.

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RALEIGH — The State Board of Community Colleges clashed over spending more than $100,000 on police training as community colleges brace for what could be an unprecedented spike in enrollment.

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The gruesome death of George Floyd, captured on video in vivid and revealing detail, will revolt and enrage anyone with a moral conscience. You witness one human being mistreating another with either actual malice or callous disregard. You witness the tragic result.

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Protests quickly broke out nationwide following the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, which was caught on video and quickly went viral.

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ROCKINGHAM — The death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has sparked protests against police abuse across the country — even in Richmond County.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper activated 450 members of the N.C. National Guard to help cities deal with potential property damage if riots relating to the death of George Floyd continue. He said the State Bureau of Investigation, N.C. Highway Patrol, and State Capital Police will be available if local officials ask.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons has issued a statement regarding the situation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where George Floyd died after being held down by three police officers, one of whom kept his knee on Floyd's neck even after Floyd loss consciousness.

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