It's never too late for redemption:
The state NAACP chapter and allied groups plan a Monday afternoon rally in another version of the protests that led to the arrest of hundreds of peaceful protesters during the spring and summer.
The groups want lawmakers to restore unemployment benefits reduced this year and to expand Medicaid to cover hundreds of thousands of additional people, as the federal health care overhaul allows.
This is a follow-up to a petition with thousands of signatures that was delivered to McCrory several weeks ago, calling for him to convene a special session of the General Assembly to address some mistakes they made in the Summer. Mistakes that have brought unnecessary pain and suffering to hundreds of thousands of the people they are supposed to serve and protect. The location of the rally will have to be decided by the courts today, as the Republicans are trying to silence this group via permitting: