Money fuels N.C. Supreme Court race – Wilson Times

Justice Robin Hudson says the Koch brothers are part of a conservative coalition bankrolling a bid to unseat her from the North Carolina Supreme Court.

The veteran judge and trial attorney told Wilson County Democrats that right-leaning political powerhouses are supporting both of her opponents in the May 6 primary in order to replace an impartial arbiter with a Republican ideologue.

"I don’t know what their agenda is,” Hudson said, "but apparently, they don’t want someone who’s going to be fair-minded and impartial. I just call it as I see it under the law and under the Constitution. We need judges who come without a political or a personal agenda. We need judges who are going to be fair.” (Source: Read more)

Wilson gang detective honored for service – Wilson Times

The Political Agitator response: Congratulations to Reggie Smith however I do not know him. Also would like to congratulate Regina Willoughby-Langley of Hemby-Willoughby Funeral Homes of Tarboro, Fountain and Scotland Neck with its distinguished service award and honored Charles L. Edwards of Fountain, assistant manager of Don Brown Funeral Home in Ayden, as its professional of the year. I do know both of them and I have seen them in action and they deserve this recognition.

The Wilson Times

Reggie Smith decided to join the Wilson Police Department in 1999 after learning of its reputation for community service. Fifteen years later, he’s an integral part of the agency’s volunteer efforts.

The Funeral Directors and Morticians Association of North Carolina honored Smith last week with a 2014 community service award. A gang unit detective, Smith coaches youth basketball and serves on the boards of three Wilson nonprofits that work to improve children’s lives.

“It was definitely an awesome feeling,” Smith said of receiving the award. “Our department is top of the line when it comes to that. We are a community-oriented police department, and that really says a lot. That’s what I enjoy doing.”

Smith was one of 17 eastern North Carolina residents recognized for community service at the funeral directors group’s eastern district awards banquet held Friday at the Darden Alumni Center in Wilson. Carrons Funeral Home nominated him for the honor. (Source: Read more)

Video: Rocky Mount NC – Event Center Presentation/Comments Monday April 21, 2014 6:00 PM

The Rocky Mount Telegram reported: Event center proposal spurs heated debate. See what took place at the meeting for yourself.

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John Wooten I Hate It When Ignant Ass Folks Try To Discredit Me And Try To Mislead Folks

John Wooten I hate it when ignant ass folks try to discredit me and try to mislead folks. You called in tonight and said somebody said it was a debate and it was not suppose to have been that so you were told. Well damn I said I had spoken with some of the candidates and I thought it was a debate. I said the way it was set up it was a debate because it damn sure was not a forum. A forum is when folks attend but this was at the TV station and I don’t think anyone was there but the candidates and the moderator. SMDH! But now I am going to let you see where else I got it from, "Candidates to participate in televised debate." 

John I understand you are mad with Taro Knight because he didn’t support you for Tarboro City Council and then a couple of years later Mayor’ sea,, but don’t get ignant on me, stay with me.

Exclusive: The Extended Donald Sterling Tape – Deadspin

When you click on the link (Source: Read more) you will see the extended version.

Deadspin has acquired an extended, 15-minute version of the conversation between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his then-girlfriend V. Stiviano. If the original nine-minute tape acquired by TMZ left any questions about Sterling’s opinions regarding minorities, the audio here should remove all doubt that he’s a doddering racist with views not too far removed from the plantation. (Source: Read more)

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned for life over alleged racist comments – WRAL 11

The Political Agitator response: But did they ban him only for his most recent actions? From the little I have read he should have been out a long time ago. I strongly feel that when a person receive certain treatment it should be according to what kind of position that person holds. A person could continue to use their position to further keep mess going. Some folks didn’t have a choice but to be a slave and to be called and used as such. Some of these old sayings since I have gotten older, I don’t agree with any longer. For me it is not about being politically correct but all about RESPECT. Hell if he felt that way then he ought to have gone into hiding or only allowed non black folks to be on his staff and on the court. Yep I get emotional as hell because I will not tolerate this kind of mess from other folks. But the problem is, I have dealt with it here in Edgecombe County be it directly and/or indirectly just like this issue and I stood with others so that these folks would know that they better think differently if they want to come my way with their racist attitudes.

NEW YORK — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver delivered the swiftest, strongest penalty he could, then called on NBA owners to force Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team for making racist comments that hurt the league.

Almost unanimously, owners supported the commissioner Tuesday, as he handed down one of the harshest penalties in the history of U.S. sports.

"We stand together in condemning Mr. Sterling’s views. They simply have no place in the NBA," Silver said at a news conference.

Sterling, 80, is banned for life from any association with the league or the Clippers, and fined $2.5 million – the maximum allowable under the NBA constitution. If three-fourths of the other 29 owners agree to Silver’s recommendation, Sterling will be forced to sell the team he has owned since 1981. (Source: Read more)

NAACP will not present award to Donald Sterling amid controversy – USA Today

A May 15 banquet for the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People just became a lot more intriguing. The group is planning to honor Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime achievement award. This is the 100th anniversary of the L.A. chapter.

[UPDATE]: The NAACP has announced on its official Twitter account that Sterling will not receive the award.

But in light of racist comments attributed to Sterling on a recording that surfaced on the TMZ website, the banquet plans might be changing.

L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti is also scheduled to be honored with a Person of the Year Award, as is the Rev. Al Sharpton. But, Yusef Robb, the mayor’s spokesman, told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday, “In light of recent events, we will be discussing the event with the Los Angeles NAACP.” (Source: Read more)

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