Politics & Law

Charleston Police Preliminary Audit Not Egregious, But Department Has Work To Do

By Barney Blakeney Preliminary results of the Charleston Police CNA race bias audit were released last week. The preliminary report consists of some 135 pages that include five sections: Traffic Stops and Field Contacts; Use of force; Complaints; Community Oriented Policing Practices; Recruitment, Hiring, Promotions and Personnel Practices; and Appendixes. Here are some highlights from…

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Poll Managers Needed for the November Election in Charleston County

The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) is in need of additional poll managers for the general election on November 5, 2019. BEVR needs poll managers in the following areas: City of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant and the City of North Charleston.  “Poll managers have a unique opportunity to serve the community, meet their neighbors and become involved in…

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Key Witness in Amber Guyger’s Murder Trial Shot Dead

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Botham Jean’s neighbor who testified courageously and tearfully as a prosecution witness in the murder trial of former Dallas cop Amber Guyger, was found shot dead Friday night in Dallas. Joshua Brown, who lived across the hall from Jean, died of multiple gunshot wounds, Lee Merritt,…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: What Matters 2020 – Issues That Impact Minority Communities

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Contributor Every vote counts and Elections have consequences! The 2020 presidential elections will definitely have consequences and it will be important that every vote is counted and accounted for. Everyone and everything in this country is impacted by someone in a position of political leadership who shapes public policy…

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Former Dallas Cop Guilty in Deadly Shooting

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – A jury on Tuesday found former Dallas Police officer Amber Guyger guilty of murder in the 2018 shooting death of Botham Jean, a Black man, in his own apartment. Guyger mistakenly entered Jean’s home in the same apartment complex and immediately assumed he was a burglar. Jean was sitting on the couch, watching…

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Impeaching a President

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to move for an impeachment inquiry into President Trump has rocked Washington. The news of the resulting investigation has also unified Democrats, particularly those like Rep. Maxine Waters of California, who has argued for some time that Trump should face impeachment. “Donald…

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