Rev. Billy Graham’s body brought to his hometown of Charlotte, NC

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE USA TODAY NEWSPAPER)

 

ASHEVILLE – World-renowned evangelist Rev. Billy Graham’s body is being brought to his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of a procession drawing crowds of well-wishers.

The motorcade carrying Graham began at around 11 a.m. Saturday at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville. At least eight black SUVs and a hearse are a part of the transport.

About 250 family, friends and staffers attended a private prayer service earlier this morning. Onlookers lined the road, some with one hand holding their phones for a picture and the other hand over their heart.

Graham died Feb. 21 at his mountain home in Montreat, North Carolina. He is to be buried at the Billy Graham Library March 2, but his body will first lie in state in the rotunda of the Capitol in Washington next week.

LGBT group says it was barred from a Pride parade because it supports Trump

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF CNN)

An LGBT group says it was barred from a Pride parade because it supports Trump

Story highlights

  • Group says organizers had a problem with its float
  • Charlotte Pride says it reserves the right to deny permission

(CNN) An LGBT group says it was denied a float at a gay pride parade in Charlotte, North Carolina, because it supports Donald Trump.

Deplorable Pride’s entry would have had all the hallmarks of a pride parade float: drag queens, patriotic colors and even Uncle Sam.
But it would also display something different — Trump’s campaign message, “Make America Great Again” — and feature a dancer dressed as Melania Trump.
And that, says Deplorable Pride, is what organizers had a problem with.
“The LGBT community is known for including everyone,” Derek Van Cleve, co-founder of the group, told CNN. “Pretty sad that the organizers for this parade have decided not to include both parties.”
Three weeks after it sent in its application, the group received a rejection email regarding the August festival and parade, Van Cleve said.
“This message is to confirm that we have received your application for entry in the 2017 Charlotte Pride Parade,” the message read. “Unfortunately, we are not able to approve your application.”

Van Cleve says it’s clear why his group wasn’t allowed to participate: “It was politically motivated.”
Charlotte Pride didn’t immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
But in a written statement to FOX 46 Charlotte, the organization said it “reserves the right to decline participation at our events to groups or organizations which do not reflect the mission, vision and values of our organization.”
“In the past, we have made similar decisions to decline participation from other organizations espousing anti-LGBTQ religious or public policy stances.”
Deplorable Pride says it’s now raising money to host an event of its own: the Deplorable Pride Ball.
‘”If Charlotte Pride is not going to include us, we’ll do our own thing,” Van Cleve said. “And have fun doing it.”

Charlotte NC officer who shot (And Killed) killed Keith Lamont Scott won’t face charges

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF FOX NEWS)

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Charlotte officer who shot, killed Keith Lamont Scott won’t face charges

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott will not face any internal disciplinary action from the department.

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The news followed a lengthy investigation into the September 20, 2016 shooting.

It was determined Officer Brently Vinson was justified in his actions.

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Scott’s shooting death lead to several days of protesting and marches in the City of Charlotte.

Talking with the family’s attorney Charles Monnett, they don’t agree with this ruling.

“Mrs. Scott is extremely disappointed by the decision. She feels strongly that some sort of disciplinary action was appopriate,” said Monnett.

Scott’s lawyer refers back to CMPD’s policy which states an officer isn’t allowed to use deadly force against a suspect unless there’s aggravated aggression towards that officer — meaning his or life is in imminent danger.

He doesn’t feel Scott fit that description.

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Charlotte NC Police Chief Must Be Overridden And Or Fired Right Now!

 

The Chief of Police in Charlotte North Carolina said earlier today that the dash cam video of a Charlotte Police Officer shooting and killing a local resident will not ever be released to the public. His reason given was that the victims last moments should not be shared with the world saying that the victim deserves better than that. He may well feel that way but as a ‘public servant’ he does not have that right. The Police Departments around our Country are supposed to be ‘public servants’ meaning they are in subjection to the people who pay their salaries. There have been two nights of violence in Charlotte because of this shooting. If the Chief of Police refuses to release that video for the purpose of showing the public that the Officer who shot that man is telling the truth and that the witnesses are the ones lying, the Mayor of Charlotte must order him to release it today, or fire him. If the Mayor refuses to force the release of the video then she must be removed from office asap. The different Government Agencies have taken rights/authorities that they do not legally/Constitutionally have. Every single Police Department in this Country must be made to release these videos within no more than 24 hours. There is a reason that there are now such things as dash-cams and body cameras being required on Police Officers and that is because way to often Police Officers have been caught being the criminals and then lying about everything they said happened. The Rodney King incident being the wake-up call to the politicians and the Police. To the Charlotte Chief of Police: the public for very good reasons do not believe you, until you release those videos to the public to prove other wise, you are the liar and you are complicit to murder until the videos prove other wise. So, Sir, do your job or get the hell out of that uniform because of right now, you are disgracing it until you release those videos! When Police are telling the truth they should be anxious to show the public that they are telling the truth. When you decide to do a ‘cover up’ the public is always going to consider you to be the liar and in a case like this, the murderers. Mr. Police Chief, prove the truth because as of right now you have no credibility at all! When a Department doesn’t release the videos they are in fact proving that it is the Police that are lying, that it is the Police that have committed murder. All Police Officers should want the videos released asap to prove their innocence and to help end any violent crimes in protest. Mayor, show that you have credibility, force your Chief to release the videos, or fire him right now!

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