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- #MoralMonday : June 10 Arrests Edition
- #StopCommonCore Raleigh Event A Big Success!
- Ricin Letters Update: Dutschke Trial Date Set
- @WRAL Beclowns Itself In Debunk Attempt of #MoralMonday Attendance
- #MoralMondays: June 10 Edition
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- #MoralMondays: The SEIU Factor
- #MoralMondays: Those who want to be arrested attend a ‘meeting’.
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I’ve been tracking the arrests at Moral Monday for the last month and had no problem accessing the once public records of the arrests, that is up until last week. The Wake County Sheriff site has stopped making the records of these arrests public information.
Huge hat tip to Civitas:
Let’s say you’re an ordinary citizen and you trespass on someone’s property. You come back the next day anyway. You get arrested again, and this time you’re charged with contempt. Wait – what’s that? You’re the Rev. William Barber? Never mind. Please, come inside. Continue reading
The records are taking their sweet time being loaded at the Wake County Sheriff’s site. I’m not linking to every record this time as the WCS site won’t let you permanently link to records. Those curious about the number of clergy, Liberal university professors, the unemployed/retired, in other other words mainly older White Liberals, being arrested can do their own search at WCS. It’s worth noting that, so far, no one has been arrested twice. Given the local population attendance, they’re going to have to double up soon.
Here are the 5 names listed thus far for June 10th by WCS below. When more are posted I will update.
Records at WakeMugs.com had the mug shots for 4 of the 5 up:
As if Moral Monday’s weren’t enough, we now also had a ‘Witness Wednesday’ this week. I was actually nearby when they started to form their group, having just attended the Stop Common Core event — where we talked to dozens of legislators like adults and resulted in zero arrests. Go figure.
Well Witless Witness Wednesday had a ‘handful’ of arrests too. WCS only has one name up right now:
This was supposed to be a protest commemorating the assassination of Medgar Evers yet it was turned into some kind of social justice circus by the NAACP and the AFL-CIO. WRAL falls all over itself to report:
Raleigh, N.C. — After weeks of Monday protests in which dozens of people were arrested at the General Assembly, a Wednesday afternoon protest ended with only eight people taken away by police.
The “Witness Wednesday” event coincided with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of NAACP activist Medgar Evers outside his Jackson, Miss., home.
The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP led the protest, which included the same criticism of Republican-backed legislation, from slashing unemployment benefits to using state money to provide vouchers for some students to attend private schools, that has marked the weekly “Moral Monday” protests.
“The Holy Scriptures declare that, when we stand for righteousness, when we heed the call to do what is right, we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses of those who died – or suffered and died – who have gone on but now sit in glory, and they cheer us on,” said Rev. William Barber, state NAACP president.
“It is the great witness of those who died before us and who fought before us that is the ultimate critique on the immoral and extreme legislation coming out of this General Assembly and out of the Governor’s Office,” Barber said. “When you attack poor people, when you attack voting rights, when you attack the most vulnerable, that’s wrong. Their blood speaks.”
Dear Rev. Barber: Give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and what is God’s to God. Do not confuse the two. Continue reading
Today at the NC State Legislature, advocates to stop Common Core came together and made the rounds to talk to legislators about their concerns. Moms, Dads, Grandmothers, Grandfathers and just concerned citizens with no children of their own or with grown children all showed up. It was great to see so many faces from all walks of life and ages, including some children in tow — like my own — come out to take a stand.
FreedomWorks helped organize the event and broke us into groups to go and have talks with various representatives. Each group had at least 10 people in it and there were over at least 10 groups. Not a bad start! The tone was respectful and the conversations constructive. Many of our concerns were already on the radar of the representatives. We made certain that the Common Core Study Bill was a MUST DO for each of them.
Here are a few snapshots from the event:
We also saw Governor Pat McCrory — he was very engaged in his call and didn’t stop to speak with us. My kids were a bit disappointed, Governor. As a taxpayer, I understood you were busy but even a quick acknowledgement would have been nice. Consider this a warning shot — Common Core is not going away and neither are we. Deal with us or don’t at your own political peril.
We weren’t the only ones at the NCGA today. The Durham Democratic Women were out in force … if one can call about half a dozen to be a force. They had signs ranging from ‘Don’t frack with my water’ to signs about cutting pre-k funding and there were, of course, ‘let women choose’ regarding contraception and abortion. Quite a smorgasboard. The camera crews were milling about and none of them seemed interested in filming this poor ladies.
Don’t take my word for it, here are the pictures:
Yes, that was all of them.
She was really excited I was taking her picture. Probably not so excited I think her signs are vague and ham handed.
So, there’s the big difference — Stop Common Core got organized and took the concerns we had right to the representatives while the Democrats sat outside waving a variety of signs with no single main message.
Oh , I’ll also add that no one from our group was arrested. Ahem. Continue reading