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Old North State stories: Princeville, the first of many – The Daily Tar Heel

https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2021/02/donotpub-opinion-old-north-state-princeville

News You Can Use Morning Show Wednesday Feburary 24, 2021

Click here to watch video and to read comments.

Watch video to see why we are where we are in the Black Community because you got some Black Folk who continue to try to hold us where we are but say they are about moving forward.

Source: (20+) Curmilus Butch Dancy II | Facebook

IHOP incident sparks calls for police reform

A local minister who frequently addresses the City Council told the council he believes the police department needs improvements after an allegation of trouble in the local IHOP restaurant parking lot prompted a response from many officers.

The matter circulated on social media and came up amid the public input phases of the Feb. 8 council regular meeting and Monday’s council regular meeting.

The Rev. Nehemiah Smith on Monday told the council that earlier in the day on Feb. 8 the IHOP’s general manager claimed to police that three men were causing a disturbance.

Smith said that this has since been disproved, that IHOP investigated and that the general manager was fired.

Although Smith did not specify the names of each of the three men when addressing the council, he and Bronson Williams regularly dined at the IHOP and the two became caught up in what happened on the premises on Feb. 8.

Williams is a local broadcast journalist who also frequently addresses the council.

The IHOP is on the southwest side of the U.S. 64 interchange with Wesleyan Boulevard and is part of a southern California-based worldwide chain of restaurants.

During Monday’s council meeting, Smith said he believed the incident on Feb. 8 could have concluded quite differently because the police department, in response to the call, brought about a situation that should never have happened.

Smith said after the first responding officer arrived, he spoke to that officer and thought nothing more about that officer’s presence.

“After all, we were three men standing outside having a conversation, not fighting or wielding weapons, not in some great brouhaha — merely having a conversation,” Smith said. “And yet, after the initial officer, nearly eight additional officers arrived on the scene, nearly eight. And for what? Three men having a conversation.”

“We left the premises after some conversation with the officers, confused,” he said. “We eventually met with IHOP’s national representative and the franchisee.”

Williams, in a broadcast on his television station, WNCR, with Smith participating and also in a post on Facebook, gave a narrative in more detail of what happened on Feb. 8.

According to Williams, as he exited the IHOP, resident Samuel Battle, who also frequently addresses the council, came to the restaurant and began engaging in a conversation.

Read entire article.

Source: IHOP incident sparks calls for police reform | Crime | rockymounttelegram.com

Evangelical leaders condemn role of Christian nationalism in Capitol attack

The Political Agitator’s response: This right here: “A survey by the American Enterprise Institute earlier this month found that 60% of white evangelicals continue to believe Trump’s “big lie” that last November’s election was stolen from him and that he should have been returned to the White House.” Ain’t that a mess!

More than 100 prominent evangelical Christian pastors and church leaders have spoken out against what they call the “perversion” of Christian nationalism and the role it played in enabling the violent insurrection at the US Capitol in Washington on 6 January.

Related: Senate postpones vote on Neera Tanden’s confirmation amid opposition – live

In an open letter released on Wednesday, the evangelical leaders say they are speaking out now because they do not want to be “quiet accomplices in this ongoing sin”.

Source: Evangelical leaders condemn role of Christian nationalism in Capitol attack

NC woman went shopping with $150K small business loan :: WRAL.com

And The DCN Super IGNANT Award goes to

https://www.wral.com/release-nc-woman-went-shopping-with-150k-virus-relief-loan/19543632/

Here’s why gas prices are rising — and how high they’re likely to go

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-gasoline-prices-rising-high-162200876.html

I Have Said It Time & Time Again When We Be True To Ourselves & True To Others Then & Only Then Will We See Change

Now he is preaching truth to power! Wow! I am fired up & ready to go! But on my way to work. The streets, we got to change our mindset! Now!

Source: (20+) Facebook 

I posted the following a few days ago.

We Have To Change Our Mindset As We Deal With These Homicides

City reaches settlement in police brutality lawsuit

The Political Agitator’s response: This is sad!

A lawsuit a Rocky Mount man who is a Vietnam veteran filed in federal court approximately 11 months ago claiming a police officer assaulted him and wrongly arrested him has been dismissed as a result of a settlement.

Moments before the close of the open session of Monday’s City Council regular meeting, City Attorney Jep Rose told the online viewing audience the city’s insurance carrier, which is Travelers Indemnity Co., paid $250,000 to the man, Harold Cox.

“That was the amount of the settlement of the claim,” Rose said.

“The city will reimburse Travelers the balance of its $100,000 deductible after deducting defense costs or the city will pay Travelers somewhere in the neighborhood of the $55,000,” Rose said.

Generally, a deductible is the initial amount of an insured expense the insured is required to pay before an insurance reimbursement is made for a claim.

The Telegram in March reported Cox filed suit claiming officer Michael Lamm body-slammed him to the ground on Sept. 7, 2018, and shattered his hip after he requested assistance from Emergency 911 to defuse an altercation between two young women in his front yard in the Holly Street area of the city.

The suit named as defendants Lamm, the City of Rocky Mount, ex-police Chief James Moore, ex-interim police Chief Willie Williams and then-Chief George Robinson, who presently is serving as interim chief.

Read entire article.

Source: City reaches settlement in police brutality lawsuit | Crime | rockymounttelegram.com

Hometown Healing: Martin County couple dies holding hands after battling COVID-19

MARTIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) -ICU nurses have become more than just caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have become family for many patients battling the deadly virus, including a couple at Martin General Hospital, who nurses comforted in their last moments of life.

Dawn Wilson works as a nurse in the ICU at Martin General Hospital and says she’s still getting used to life in a pandemic. “It’s just changed everything. It changed how I go home. I go through my back door. I don’t come through the front door to hug my children. I go through the back door to the laundry room to take off my clothes, put on a nightgown to go shower right away.”

At work, she says it’s almost non-stop COVID patients, a revolving door of people who need help.

They used to put them at ease with a smile or a hug. But lately, she says, “We have to be fully gowned when we go into our COVID rooms. So not only can they not see our face, we’re coming in with yellow gowns on, which at times can be scary for people who are sick and already scared.”

Source: Hometown Healing: Martin County couple dies holding hands after battling COVID-19

No alcohol permit, but pictures show dancing, drinking, large crowd at maskless Raleigh party :: WRAL.com

SMDH!

https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/no-alcohol-permit-but-pictures-show-dancing-drinking-large-crowd-at-maskless-raleigh-party/19540662/

Edgecombe County – Community Prayer/COVID-19 Panel Discussion With Ben Money Deputy Secretary NC Dept. Health & Human Services, A Principal & 2 Parents School Reopening Tuesday February 23, 2021

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Topic: Our Father’s Children (OFC) COMMUNITY INFORMATION & PRAYER GROUP

Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:00 PM 

You can join the live Free Conference Call (701-801-6982) no Access code needed.

You can also join us by watching live by clicking on the following Zoom Video Link

ZOOM Meeting ID: 853 5938 4483 Passcode: 279960

There will be a panel discussion with Ben Money, a Principal, a parent in support of school reopening and a parent that is for virtual schooling.

Hosts/Moderators:

Pastor Malcom E. Lewis Anderson Chapel MBC Macclesfield NC/St. Stephens MBC Goldsboro NC

Pastor Jesse Baker Pinetops United Methodist/Temperance Hall Methodist Baptist

Wow! This Is Sad Coming From A Law Enforcement Officer

The Political Agitator’s response: And this guy is employed with Edgecombe Community College teaching BLET.

The Democrats’ Last Chance to Save Democracy

The Political Agitator’s response: This is good right here!
Yet a Republican-controlled Court could easily invalidate such democracy-entrenching legislation, at least insofar as it applied to state and presidential elections, on the basis of contrived federalism rationales already developed and implemented by Republican justices. Those same justices could conceivably do the same to most other Biden-administration reform measures. All of this is to say that Court reform is a prerequisite to entrenching democracy. The Democrats must do it, or forgo any hope of implementing much of their reform agenda.”
The Democrats’ Last Chance to Save Democracy
The Democrats’ Last Chance to Save Democracy
Expand the Court now.

Source: (2) Facebook

Dominion has sued MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell over his election fraud claims. The voting machine company is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages.

Good!

https://www.businessinsider.com/dominion-sues-mypillow-ceo-mike-lindell-election-fraud-claims-voting-2021-2

NAACP Virtual Monthly Meeting February 25, 2021

The NAACP virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00pm.

If you would like to join us please contact me for the information for ZOOM.

Curmilus Dancy II

Vice President Rocky Mount NAACP

cdancyii@embarqmail.com

(252) 314-5484 Text

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