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NCPD Explorers Named SC Post of the Year

The North Charleston Police Explorer Post was selected as the South Carolina Explorer Post of the Year 2018 during the SCALE Conference and Competition in Lexington, SC. The conference took place July 23-27  with events ranging from: Active Shooter, Shooting, Driving, Narcotics Search Warrant, Crime Scene, and Press Conference. NCPD Explorers competed against other Posts…

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ACLU’s Jeff Robinson to Speak in Charleston September 20

Nationally recognized leader on criminal and racial justice, ACLU Deputy Legal Director and Director of the Trone Center for Justice and Equality Jeffery Robinson will speak in Charleston September 20, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Burke High School auditorium (244 President St.). The evening is open to the community free of charge. Robinson will speak…

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Black Law Officers From Across The State Attend PSLEOA Conference In North Charleston

By Barney Blakeney Over 100 Black law enforcement officers from across the state July 9-13 attended the 57th Annual Palmetto State Law Enforcement Officers Association (PSLEOA) conference in North Charleston. The week-long education and training conference was highlighted by Wednesday’s annual President’s Barbeque and Thursday’s Award Banquet and Annual Ball featuring North Charleston Police Chief…

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Democrats Hope To Carry Black Voter Momentum Forward

By Barney Blakeney The unexpectedly high number of Blacks who voted June 12 in the Democratic primary elections translated into unexpected victories for local Black candidates, but Democratic officials are optimistically cautious about whether that momentum will carry over to the November 6 general elections. In Charleston County, race played a significant role in the…

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