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Over at ABC 11, there’s a story up about the Moral Monday protesters trying to save their credibility in the face of Civitas’ breakdown of their movement. I was happy to see this site pop up since I’ve been slogging at this movement alone for some time now. I was equally happy to see them call out local media on their biased coverage. 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
Sometimes Twitter is a useful tool. Apparently, those who want to be arrested attend a meeting to coordinate doing so. After, the NAACP and their lawyers take care of them. Meanwhile, the taxpayers take care of the overtime police and court costs.
Two part tweet. Part One:
I’m glad she told me who ‘decides’, but I already found them all. Poor dear also thought their brave Leader Reverend Barber was on the list. I didn’t find evidence of that. Maybe she meant in the earlier non-mega moral Mondays. You know, the ones that weren’t astroturfed by out of state SEIU folks.
Sigh. She needs trolling classes. I had been telling her no one got arrested that didn’t want to be and she refused to address it until this tweet. Thanks!
So then, is this the NAACP and their lawyers baked goods table?
A ‘waiting party’ at the jail for arrested protestors, they have a table set up with goodies #MoralMondays #ABC11 twitter.com/AlvarezABC11/s…
— AngelicaAlvarezABC11 (@AlvarezABC11) June 4, 2013
We’re being told the protests are all about making the legislature ‘hear them’. O.k., so it looks like Angela Bryant is listening:
Senator Angela Bryant talks about the state of NC and #moralmondays with the 2013 ENC corps twitter.com/TFA_ENC/status… — TFA Eastern NC (@TFA_ENC) June 7, 2013
Cue more media attention from MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry:
Today on @mhpshow we discussed Moral Mondays: the grassroots NC movement against Republican extremism on.msnbc.com/13sovHp
— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) June 9, 2013
She’s sort of the the Natasha Lennard of the Moral Mondays movement but using the Dylan Ratigan approach. These protests are not using any new tricks. We’ve seen the arrest tactics to garner media attention in civil disobedience before, most memorably during Occupy and the Wisconsin capital protests. Hey, speaking of Wisconsin, I spotted this picture on Twitter of Moral Monday inside the NCGA by @AriBerman:
They get a few more union outfits to bus in folks and it might look like Wisconsin:
Image via Frugal Cafe
Let’s hope it doesn’t look like the end result in Wisconsin:
Image via Idea Stream
Again, I maintain this is not about any one topic or issue the legislature is dealing with no matter what these people say. This is about the Democrats losing control of the NC General Assembly and the Left having a hissy. This is about the 2014 elections. Period. Continue reading
Free speech and assembly is costing the NC taxpayers a nice chunk of change. Costs currently are running at $11,000 but are likely to rise if Moral Mondays continue.
RALEIGH—Over the two months, there have been five “Moral Monday” protests at the General Assembly, with more than 300 arrests.
Thursday, the group announced there would be a sixth protest next week.
All the protests have been nonviolent acts of civil disobedience, hoping to get state lawmakers’ attention on issues like public education, voting rights and economic justice.
But what doesn’t make the headlines is how much these protests are costing taxpayers.
“We ran [the numbers], after the first four [protests] to see what it had cost, and we incurred $11,000 in overtime,” said Chief Jeff Weaver with the General Assembly Police Department.
That figure is just the General Assembly Police Department. They also have to bring in Raleigh Police, State Capitol Police, and Department of Corrections buses to transport arrested protesters to jail.
“You’ve got the additional detention people at the Wake County Detention Center with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office. You’ve got additional people being pulled in for CCBI (Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification) to do the photographing and fingerprinting. You’ve had the additional costs at the magistrate’s (office) bringing in additional personnel,” said Weaver.
District Attorney Colon Willoughby said the costs to Wake County taxpayers will keep adding up when all those cases make it to the court system.
“We’ve got 300 cases already,” Willoughby said. “By the time the General Assembly recesses, we may have 1,000 cases or more to deal with. All these cases are coming to the courts and will take up time of judges, prosecutors and clerks, all of which are scarce.”
Read the whole thing.
More drama on the horizon as G.K. Butterfield decides to join in. Via News and Observer:
Democratic Congressman G. K. Butterfield of Wilson will join the Moral Monday protests at the Legislative Building to voice his opposition of the GOP-led legislature.
Butterfield, a former N.C. Supreme Court Justice, said “I’ve been deeply troubled by the severe and unilateral cuts being made by the Republican-led legislature in North Carolina. The cuts to health care, education and unemployment to name a few, disproportionately target low-income people, many of whom I represent in the U.S House of Representatives.”
He noted that he will be joined by many religious leaders on Monday including several Durham pastors such as the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins of Covenant Presbyterian Church and Re. William Turner of Duke University School of Divinity, and the Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church.
Butterfield noted that he participated in the March on Washington in 1963.
“I have seen firsthand how peaceful, civil demonstrations can affect change,” he said.
Not to be outdone, the Chairman of the Black Legislative Caucus wants to meet with McCrory over Moral Mondays. Via News and Observer:
Rep. Garland Pierce, the chairman of the black legislative caucus, has asked that Gov. Pat McCrory meet with representatives of the clergy during the Moral Monday protests.
Pierce, who is a Baptist minister, said a significant number of clergy are expected to attend the protest money to express their unhappiness with certain legislative action such as the decision not to extend Medicaid benefits to and shorten the period a person can receive unemployment.
“As clergy of this state, we pray that you will lend us your ear,” Pierce write in his letter to McCrory. “Our goal is to tell you the plight of the “least of these” in this state and report to them how you can help guide us out of these harsh times. We pray that we can help you to improve the lives of the citizens of this state.
“The clergy will meet in Raleigh, Monday, June 10 at 5pm,” Pierce wrote. “In our opinion this would be a wonderful time for the highest elected official in North Carolina, a deeply religious state, to speak with its faith leaders.”
When asked on Monday whether he was willing to meet with the protesters, McCrory noted that he had met on several occasions with groups that disagreed with his positions including with members of the legislative black caucus.
Pierce is a Democrat, while McCrory is a Republican.
I suppose we can look forward to these gentlemen adding to the arrest tally? Half of the politicians in Carborro did it after all.
Speaking of arrests, I was able to locate the people that were arrested on ‘Mega Moral Monday’ on June 3rd. There are 141 of them from WakeMugs.com, all charged with 2nd Degree Trespass.The youngest I believe was 21 and the oldest in their late 70’s. The bulk seemed to be between ages 45-65. WRAL had reported 151, so ten are missing. I did not find a record of Reverend Barber being arrested. Perhaps he is missing from the list or more likely WRAL got the number wrong.
Let’s thank them for adding to the taxpayer tab: Continue reading
This past Monday saw another round of arrests at “Moral Mondays” in front of the NCGA. The Left is very upset their decades of rule have come to an end. The voters of the state overwhelmingly voted them out, flipping over 28 seats to do it. That’s a pretty powerful statement about how people felt the Democrats were running things in North Carolina. With the repeal of Obamacare gaining more traction, the Democrats are panicking they will be shut out in 2014 too. Cue the protests about social issues and ‘regressive’ agendas. Continue reading
It’s Moral Meltdown Monday again in Raleigh! It’s not just Any Moral Meltdown Monday, it’s…
“MEGA” MELTDOWN MONDAY!
For more about Barber and his arrest antics read: Playing the Bus Card
Everyone get excited for more arrests, chanting and festivities in front of the state legislature! By the way, no one gets arrested at these things that doesn’t want to be. It’s a stunt for media attention. The gang will all be there, with the NAACP and AFL CIO leading the charge. Oh and Occupy Raleigh is going to show up too, what fun! We know how mostly peaceful things stay when Occupy joins in. Sorry if I seem a little flip about these protests, but living in the Triangle region makes one a little fed up with Barber and his endless three ring circuses.
This MEGA Meltdown Monday is special though, it even have a snazzy video complete with slogan:
Join the Forward Together Movement for a Moral Monday Mass Rally and Action on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm. The 5th Wave of Moral Mondays will lift up three pillars of democracy: Education, Economic Justice and Voting Rights.[youtube=http://youtu.be/ljJslK52oU0]
“Don’t try to make this about Black and White, this is about right and wrong!” – Rev. Barber
Yeah, whatever. Nothing is about right and wrong with Barber. He’s not interested in what’s right, he’s just interested in slamming Republicans no matter what and has been ever since they took control of the NCGA. Everything is about Black and White to Barber, because RACISM! So shut up you Teabaggers! Now go read this misleading lede from WRAL’s ‘professional journalist’ Laura Leslie and hush.
Forward together. Hmm Heard that before! RT @durhampeoples: Preparing for Moral Monday! #ncpol #ncga pic.twitter.com/xryQKnfCaD
— LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) June 2, 2013
The NAACP sure is fired up. They’re even doing a statewide tour, so no one will miss out on the arrests:
The Forward Together Movement Mobilizes Local Communities to Fight Back Against Extremism in NC General Assembly
RALEIGH – The 25-stop Forward Together Movement Local Organizing Tour will launch tomorrow in Raleigh and crisscross North Carolina over the next two weeks, spreading the word about the Tea Party-backed extremist forces who have high-jacked the NC General Assembly.
More video and outrage at the NAACP site. You know, the NAACP in NC is a 501(c)4. Wonder if they were harassed by the IRS? Hmm. Well, it doesn’t matter because the Executive Council of the North Carolina Democratic Party passed a resolution today:
Resolution in Support of Moral Mondays
“WHEREAS, our great state of North Carolina is being dragged back into the 19th Century by Republican legislators passing regressive legislation signed into law by Republican Governor Pat McCrory.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the the North Carolina Democratic Party supports the Moral Monday effort at the NC General Assembly to show our objection to these regressive actions; and
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the North Carolina Democratic Party encourages Democrats to go to the NC General Assembly in Raleigh to support Moral Mondays.”
“Regressive actions” translated = THAT’S RAAAACIST!
Updates will be posted after the mayhem ensues, that is of course unless they get rained out which is highly likely given the forecast. Continue reading
The NCGA has a Republican super majority for the first time in decades and they are using their advantage to get quite a bit accomplished. This has naturally thrown the Democrats in North Carolina into full meltdown mode.
I posted a brief comment on ConMom about the meltdown in progress:
The rising hysterical tone and tactics coming out of the Left in NC is something to pay attention to. For the first time in decades, Conservatives have a super-majority in the NC General Assembly with a Republican in the Governor’s mansion to boot. Dems are scared and getting particularly ugly. A main reason for that is the legislation that the NCGA is managing to get processed so quickly – guns, obamacare, schools. The unholy trinity of progressives.
People need to tune into the shenanigans by the NAACP in NC that have been going on for a while now – most notably the protests and circus like atmosphere created by Reverend Barber. His multiple arrests and cries of racism in relation to the Wake County School board changes to school assignment and busing have worn thin. The NAACP has teamed up with radical groups like Occupy NCSU, Occupy Raleigh, Debt Strike Raleigh, NC Student Power Union and the AFL-CIO in recent rallies (Check out Youtube for ‘HK on J 2013′). The rhetoric was positively socialist and the tone can be seen as very inflammatory.
Elected Democrats and Progressives in NC have also teamed up with groups like BluePrint NC to get their talking points and “eviscerate the opposition”. BluePrint NC itself is tied to all of the groups listed prior. The organized Left is mobilizing and linking arms in North Carolina. Ignore it at your peril.
UPDATE: Cue Dems freaking out in 3…2…1
NC House Votes to Bar Sex-Selective Abortions
More on that last link about HB 716 here. There hasn’t been a big reaction to it yet, mainly because Planned Parenthood is too busy trying to force those with moral objections to provide abortions: Continue reading