Irony: Democratic Women Of NC Cancel Charlotte Meeting

Irony: Democratic Women Of NC Cancel Charlotte Meeting

One thing that hasn’t been mentioned in all the unrest in Charlotte is that it is very much a very Democratic Party run city. Let’s not forget that it was Charlotte’s passage of a bill demanding all private entities allow the gender confused to use whichever bathroom, shower, and changing room they want that caused the NC general assembly to pass HB2 in response. Like most places that have this kind of unrest, it’s run by Democrats. Which makes this rather funny

(Raleigh N&O) Many events are being canceled or postponed due to the violence in uptown Charlotte.

Among them: The Democratic Women of North Carolina is postponing its 56th Annual State Convention, to be held in Charlotte this weekend.

“The decision was made in consideration of those members who may be traveling to Charlotte from across the state,” said Concetta Caliendo, DWNC President. The future dates of the convention will be released as soon as determined.

But, but, the people in the street were always the ones who supported Democrats. Why would these Dem women forgo being there for their peeps? Anyway, for all the yammering and consternation of HB2 that caused cancellations, it is the view of violence in the streets of Charlotte, and the potential for violence, that has caused lots of cancellations, along with businesses telling their employees to work from home.

Of course, things like this might have an effect

Fortunately, Charlotte was mostly peaceful Thursday night, primarily thanks to the large contingent of Nation Guard members and State Police being present, with a midnight curfew being put in place.

Meanwhile, the family of Mr. Scott has seen the video, and wants it released. So does the NY Times Editorial Board

Elected officials who have paid any attention to the killings of civilians by the police that have roiled several cities in recent years should understand that keeping the public in the dark heightens tension and undermines trust in law enforcement. (snip)

By contrast, the Police Department in Charlotte, N.C., has responded in exactly the wrong way to a police officer’s killing on Tuesday of another black man, Keith Scott. It has opted for stonewalling. The department — which has said that Mr. Scott brandished a gun when he was shot dead — has refused to make public the video that might show how the shooting occurred. Already, the city has suffered through several nights of violent protests by citizens enraged at the death of another black man at the hands of the police. (snip)

There is no legal reason to withhold the video from the public, and in this fraught situation, the best way to allay the community’s distrust is complete transparency. Unfortunately, the city’s mayor, Jennifer Roberts, seems largely at sea and distressingly out of touch with how lack of an open governmental response led to demonstrations in places like Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland and Baltimore. She said Thursday morning that she had not even viewed the video.

That would be Democratic Party mayor of Charlotte Jennifer Roberts, who also declined state law enforcement help prior to the riots Wednesday night.

Anyway, the rationale behind not releasing the video is primarily over the protection of the investigation, and protecting the identities of any witnesses and people in the videos. Realistically, in this day and age, they could take the video and blur out the faces of any people present. It shouldn’t be that hard.

Another reason is to protect the police. Does the video provide any evidence of wrongdoing by either the police or Mr. Scott? Does it exonerate either?

Release the video.

Funny that this keeps happening in mostly Democratic Party run cities.

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