U.S. Rep. Butterfield weighs in on federal raid – Wilson Times

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield views law enforcement as acting within their boundaries when N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement agents raided Wilson businesses and seized Internet gaming machines and cash in May.

The federal crackdown in 18 counties involved 300 businesses suspected of having illegal gambling machines or forfeitable assets, according to a letter sent to area law enforcement agencies by B.W. Collier, ALE director.

Details of the investigation have not been released by the U.S. attorney’s office or ALE. And no charges have been filed in the case.

Business owners at AG Turner Mini Mart, Sunny Food Mart and Yemen Food Mart in Wilson were presented with search warrants but left in the dark about the issue. (Source: Read more)

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Cotton Warehouse Supervisor To Black Employees: ‘That’s When We Hang You’ – Praise 104.1 fm

The Political Agitator Response: Shaking My Damn Head! You see there is a difference in white folks and racist ass white folks.

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Antonio Harris and Marrio Mangrum, two employees at the Atkinson Cotton Warehouse in Memphis, Tenn., have filed a complaint against their employers after racist threats were made against them, reports WREG.

In addition to calling them “monkeys,” the men faced constant racial animosity.

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“He would be like, ‘You need to think like a white man,” said Mangrum

“He pulled his pants down in front of us and told us to kiss his white tail ,” said Harris.

He said after months of racist comments and feeling powerless, he decided to use his phone as a weapon to fight back.

He recorded his attempt to drink water from a water fountain in the warehouse office. (Source: Read more)