Tag: charlotte

Donald Trump Calls For Leadership, Unity, Law and Order After Charlotte Riots

“Wow, here we go again,” Trump said, when asked to react to the images of riots in Charlotte. During an interview on Fox and Friends, he added, “It’s very sad. When you look at what’s going on it’s very sad. It’s very divided, our country, and it’s getting worse, so I’m not overly surprised to see it, but it’s happening.”

***LIVEWIRE*** Watch: Street Clashes in Charlotte, N.C., After Police Shooting

Police have closed portions of uptown Charlotte on Wednesday night after a series of gunshots were fired. One man has reportedly been shot. The protests are the second night where the North Carolina city has erupted after a man, Keith Lamont Scott, was shot by police after he allegedly was carrying a gun. Some have–mistakenly according to police–believed that Scott had a book, not a gun, in his vehicle when a police officer shot him. But authorities have said that they confiscated a gun–and didn’t find a book–in the vehicle.

Federal Judge Blocks North Carolina’s HB 2 Bathroom Law

Plaintiffs in one of the lawsuits over North Carolina’s HB 2 (the “bathroom bill”) scored a partial victory Friday when a federal district court made clear it was bound by higher-court precedent to rule for the plaintiffs. But that victory may be short-lived, as the U.S. Supreme Court will likely decide this matter in 2017.

North Carolina: UNC vs. Duke Hoops for Top Student-Athlete

Grayson Allen led Duke to the national basketball title and ranks as the top returning player. Megan Buckingham leads the greatest college sports program in history (UNC women’s soccer). The greatest upset unfolded on the Big Ten Network eight years ago when Appalachian State shocked the world.