NYPD Sued Average of 10 Times A Day

New York City’s Comptroller office has released data regarding claims and payouts for incidents involving the NYPD, and the data highlights a disturbing trend.  The data shows that between 2011 and 2013, the city paid out an average of $158 million in tort claims involving the NYPD.  Between 2000 and 2010, NYC paid out nearly $6 billion in settlements, and in the last five years, NYPD-related settlements have cost taxpayers $428 million.  The costs continue to rise, with $674 million having been set aside for 2015 to cover the costs of additional expected lawsuits, costing every New York City resident around $80 each.  The number of claims and payouts against the NYPD in 2013 averages out to 10 lawsuits per day. (Source: Read more)


Bibbs case still pending; elections complaint withdrawn – Wilson Times

The Political Agitator Response: Again I ask is it worth all of this? Why not just let it go and move on? I understand Bibbs passion and interest in running for a political office. I have advised many friends on their timing for running and some listened and some didn’t, those who did, did the right thing and those who didn’t ran and lost. Well my question still is, where is Bibbs so-called friends because obviously they ain’t his real friends. I just asked my good friend George Fisher 2 days ago had he seen or heard from Bibbs.

Attorney Mark Bibbs’ suit against the city of Wilson is still pending and an election complaint about his Douglas Street residency has been withdrawn.

Wilson residents David Speight and George Leach filed a complaint with the Wilson County Board of Elections in April challenging Bibbs’ residency at 105 Douglas St. On May 19, two weeks after the Democratic primary, Speight and Leach withdrew their complaint, said Rena Morris, Wilson County Board of Elections director.

“The two gentlemen that filed the complaint have withdrawn it,” Morris said.

Bibbs made an unsuccessful bid for House District 24 in the May 6 primary against Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield. Bibbs claims that questions about his residency and the timing of a failed March property inspection played a major role in him losing the race. (Source: Read more)

BOE facing two federal suits – Daily Southerner

Response: I remember there has been some bus issues for years. Some folks didn’t want to drive school buses so they went and got doctor’s notes. But guess who the majority of them were? Recently the school system changed their policy and started the process over. But those folks with real disabilities got caught up in the system so therefore they had to leave the school system since they couldn’t drive the bus. It is sad because some folks really screwed it up for some folks. I just wonder could the school system had found a better way to deal with the busing issue. Well can’t wait to see how the lawsuits unfold.

TARBORO — Diahanna Woods and Donnie Atkinson, former employees of Edgecombe County Public Schools, filed lawsuits against the Edgecombe County Board of Education after they were terminated. Woods filed her complaint on May 30, 2013, and Atkinson filed his complaint on Aug. 28, 2013, in the federal court in Greenville.

Woods and Atkinson claim they were fired because of their failure to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), and that they had medical disabilities which prevented them from driving a school bus. They cited the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as grounds for their claims. (Source: Read more)

Duke Energy directors sued over executive shakeup – News & Observer

A Duke Energy shareholder has filed a lawsuit in Delaware’s Court of Chancery accusing 11 Duke board members of breaching their fiduciary duty in abruptly firing ex-Progress CEO Bill Johnson.

The lawsuit, filed by Lesley C. Rupp of Alabama, does not ask for a specific amount in damages. Rather, it seeks to have the defendants, which include Duke CEO Jim Rogers and 10 other board members who voted to replace Johnson, pay all damages sustained by their actions. (More)

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Edgecombe County Public School Board To Meet Monday November 21, 2011, John D. Westberg Lawsuit Is On The Agenda

Board of Education to meet Monday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. The Edgecombe County Board of Education will meet Monday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in regular session in the Central Office Board Rooms View Agenda…

Twin County Visioning & Strategic Planning Kick-Off – Nov. 29 You are invited to the Twin County Visioning & Strategic Planning Kick-Off Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Imperial Centre Theatre (270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount), hosted by the Edge. and Nash Co. Boards of Commissioners and the Rocky Mount City Council.

Board approves calendar changes to reflect makeup days At the Sept. 12 meeting, the Edgecombe County Board of Education approved changes made to the 2011-2012 calendar to reflect makeup days for those missed during Hurricane Irene View Calendar….

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News Release: NC NAACP, Democracy NC, LWV and Randolph Institute to Sue Over Redistricting Maps



November 2, 2011

For More Information: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-8137

Mrs. Amina Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700

Atty. Jennifer Marsh, Legal Redress Coordinator, 919-682-4700

Atty. Irv Joyner, Legal Redress Chair, 919-530-6293

Atty. Al McSurely, Communications Chair, lawyers@mcsurely.com

DURHAM – Yesterday, after it spent 60 days looking at a cleverly designed scheme to resegregate voters in North Carolina, the U.S. Department of Justice informed us that the U.S. Attorney General did not "interpose any objection" to the scheme. The next sentence in the letter said, "However, we note that Section 5 expressly provides that the failure of the Attorney General to object [to a redistricting scheme] does not bar subsequent litigation (our emphasis) to enjoin the enforcement of the changes."

That’s exactly what we shall do this Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. in Wake County Superior Court.  We are honored to be co-plaintiffs with the League of Women Voters, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, and Democracy, NC — organizations that have had their hands on the Plow of Democracy for a long time — as we file a lawsuit asking our North Carolina courts to stop this cleverly disguised race-based scheme.

We shall sue the leaders of the NC House and Senate, Thom Tillis and Phil Berger.  They paid good taxpayer money to outside consultants to develop a scheme to resegregate minority voters and dilute our voting power.

These consultants know that blatant Jim Crow acts are illegal, so they came up with their James Crow schemes instead. Jim Crow used blunt tools. James Crow uses surgical tools to cut out the heart of black political power. James Crow uses high-tech, clever consultants to pick apart black communities block by block and increase the prosperity of a few Americans by trying to divide, segregate, and fool the rest of us.

We also name the State of North Carolina and the State Board of Elections as defendants in our lawsuit, since they are charged with carrying out this race-based plan.

We welcome the media to join us at the Wake County Courthouse at 10:00 a.m., Friday morning, November 4, 2011, where our attorneys from Southern Coalition for Social Justice will distribute copies of our filed complaint. A news conference will follow.


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Judge to rule whether plant site rezoning suit will go to trial–Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

NASHVILLE — An N.C. Superior Court judge ruled Monday that several local residents can remain as plaintiffs pursuing one of two lawsuits against Nash County which allege county officials purposely rezoned tracts of land to entice a Sanderson Farms poultry processing plant. (Paid Content)

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