Capitol sit-in: Police file false charges

About 30 people staged a sit-in in DAG McCrony's office. The police locked down the building and told them to leave; about half of them did.

At 5:07 p.m., a State Capitol Police officer told the group to leave after announcing that the building was closed. About two hours later, the 13 protesters who remained were taken into custody, cited for trespassing and released.

Trespassing? How can one trespass on one's own property? The hubris of the loons & goons in charge of our state government is demonstrated on a regular basis. Pat thinks this is his property. The Tillisberger thinks the NCGA building is their property.

But it's OUR property. And frankly, we're getting a little tired of them trespassing on it.

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It's pretty pathetic

when your policies are so unpopular that you have to call in your private police force to arrest innocent citizens on a regular basis.

Sounds more like a dictatorship than a democratic republic, doesn't it?

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Pics from today's Moral Monday

When the folks there in front in the final picture came out holding up some kind of pink slip, I assume citations, they started signing the anti-amendment 1 songs from the 2012 campaign against marriage discrimination whose words were very appropriate for this situation too.

From my angle I couldn't see everyone, but most of those I saw "on stage" by Rev. Barber were members of the queer community. Though this state came after their rights as LGBTQ individuals, they put themselves on the line for health care issues. I'm so amazed by and proud of them.

For folks who were there, you'll recognize many of the people and songs from this documentary about amendment 1 that has been made available free online:
http://allofusdoc.com/watch-the-film/