Charlotte Crime

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  • 1 critically injured in NW Charlotte shooting

    18 hrs ago | via WCNC-TV Charlotte 

    Check out this story on WCNC.com: Police were called to the scene on Morson Street Monday evening on reports of an assault with a deadly weapon. One victim was located with a gunshot wound; the victim, who has not yet been identified, was taken to CMC with life threatening injuries, MEDIC says.

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  • Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts dis...

    Saturday Jul 4 | via NorthJersey.com 

    Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine of the historic black church's members, including the pastor. Some family members of those killed in the church shooting have said they forgive the man who's been charged.

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  • CMPD: Two hurt in separate overnight Charlotte shoot...

    Saturday Jul 4 | via WSOCTV 

    The most recent shooting happened at about 5 a.m. on Sunset Road in north Charlotte. A man was taken to Carolinas Medical Center Main, a Medic official said.

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  • Man wanted in hotel shooting, armed robbery in north...

    Friday Jul 3 | via WBTV 

    A man is wanted in an armed robbery and shooting that happened less than an hour apart at separate businesses in northeast Charlotte Thursday evening. Police responded to an armed robbery at the Roadway Inn on W. Sugar Creek Road just after 7 p.m. The clerk said the robber walked in, pulled out a weapon and demanded money.

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  • Victim's family unhappy with plea agreement for cousin

    Thursday Jul 2 | via WBTV 

    Tyree Sifford of Charlotte pleaded guilty Thursday to the shooting death of his cousin, Alquez Lee Thompson. A plea agreement with prosecutors will reduce his sentence from first-degree murder to voluntary manslaughter.

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  • Briar Creek Road church fire gaining national attention

    Thursday Jul 2 | via WCNC-TV Charlotte 

    Briar Creek Road Baptist Church, a predominantly black church in Charlotte, is getting national attention Thursday after authorities say it was set ablaze on purpose. Briar Creek Road church fire gaining national attention Briar Creek Road Baptist Church, a predominantly black church in Charlotte, is getting national attention Thursday after authorities say it was set ablaze on purpose.

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  • Racist attacks fear after church fires

    Thursday Jul 2 | via Iol.co.za 

    Black congregations in the American South were on edge on Wednesday night as investigators sought answers after a fire destroyed a historic church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, bringing to seven the number of churches that have burnt since the Bible class shooting in Charleston on last month that left nine dead. The series of fires at churches in four states, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, with mostly black congregations have raised fears among some that they were started by arsonists sympathetic to Dylann Roof, the suspect in the Charleston massacre who allegedly said he intended to start a "race war", and those enraged by the campaign to discredit the Confederate flag in light of the attack in Charleston.

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  • Video: Police seek suspects in late-night robbery

    Thursday Jul 2 | via The Gaston Gazette 

    Mount Holly Police are looking for three men who apparently tried to rob Mount Holly Gun and Pawn before dawn Thursday. Mount Holly Police are looking for three men who apparently tried to rob Mount Holly Gun and Pawn before dawn Thursday.

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  • Charlotte NAACP calls Thursday forum on church fires

    Wednesday Jul 1 | via WBTV 

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg chapter of the NAACP will host a community conversation about church fires at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Little Rock AME Zion Church, 401 N. McDowell St. The session follows last week's fire that severely damaged Briar Creek Road Baptist Church in Charlotte. Charlotte fire officials say it was arson, and the FBI is investigating to see if there are any signs of a hate crime or other federal violations.

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  • #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches

    Wednesday Jul 1 | via On Social Marketing and Social Change 

    PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry. #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches is a Twitter hashtag launched to bring awareness to a series of fires and arsons that took place at predominantly black churches across the Southern United States in June 2015, prompting many Americans to speculate that the incidents may have been racially motivated in connection to the renewed Confederate Flag debate in the aftermath of the Charleston Church shooting earlier that month.

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  • No Sign of Arson Yet in Latest Black Church Fire

    Wednesday Jul 1 | via Christianity Today 

    Earlier this week, investigators said there was no evidence that any of these burnings could be considered hate crimes, The New York Times reports. So far, at least two of the recent church fires - College Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church in Knoxville , Tennessee, and Briar Creek Baptist Church in Charlotte , North Carolina - have been classified as arson. 7 comments

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  • How to help restore the black churches ravaged by fire

    Wednesday Jul 1 | via Mashable 

    Fires have damaged or destroyed at least six predominantly black churches across the southern United States in the two weeks since a white supremacist was arrested for the murder of nine black parishioners at the historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The six fires are under investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and arson is suspected in at least three cases .

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  • First Drip (7/1/15): Official says last night's chur...

    Wednesday Jul 1 | via Creative Loafing 

    An unidentified official is stating that last night's fire at a black church near Charleston was not arson. Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal in Greeleyville, South Carolina was targeted by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago and suspicions arose on social media that the fire could be connected to a string of recent black church fires following a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston and the resulting dialogue regarding the Confederate flag.

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  • Charlotte bar assault story stirs online conversatio...

    Wednesday Jul 1 | via Q-Notes 

    A story on an assault at a Charlotte LGBT bar on Sunday has stirred local social media conversation and criticism from those who say they know the assailant. Police officials have also responded to criticism regarding a delayed response time to the incident.

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  • Fire at black church in S.C. was not arson

    Wednesday Jul 1 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 

    Fires at several predominantly black churches in Southern states the past two weeks - at least three of them attributed to arson - raise concerns Report: Fire at black church in S.C. was not arson, feds say Fires at several predominantly black churches in Southern states the past two weeks - at least three of them attributed to arson - raise concerns Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1Isv42U A destroyed piano is part of the charred remains of Briar Creek Road Baptist Church June 24, 2015, in Charlotte.

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  • Fires at black churches raise concern

    Wednesday Jul 1 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 

    Fires at several predominantly black churches in Southern states the past two weeks - at least three of them attributed to arson - raise concerns Fires at black churches raise concern Fires at several predominantly black churches in Southern states the past two weeks - at least three of them attributed to arson - raise concerns Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1Isv42U A destroyed piano is part of the charred remains of Briar Creek Road Baptist Church June 24, 2015, in Charlotte. Fires at several predominantly black churches in Southern states the past two weeks - at least three of them attributed to arson - raise concerns about potential fallout from the recent South Carolina church shooting.

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  • #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches: Seven black church fires...

    Wednesday Jul 1 | via Metro UK News 

    CCFD on scene mutual aide to Williamsburg County for working fire at Mt. Zion AME Church.

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  • Former prosecutor fatally shoots man who shot grandm...

    Tuesday Jun 30 | via WBTV 

    A man is dead after police say he was shot by a former prosecutor in east Charlotte after allegedly shooting his grandmother in the leg, causing her to crash into a telephone pole. Police say that 31-year-old Degarrian Santonia Coleman and his grandmother, whose name has not been released, were driving along Pegram Street when they got into an argument.

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  • Another black church burns after NAACP warns about s...

    Tuesday Jun 30 | via Chicago Tribune 

    The charred remains of the back left wing of Briar Creek Road Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., on June 24. The charred remains of the back left wing of Briar Creek Road Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., on June 24. The NAACP warned black churches Tuesday to take "necessary precautions" as authorities in Southern states investigate whether several church fires over the last week were arsons. Citing a series of arsons that struck black churches across the South in the 1990s, the NAACP used a Twitter hashtag that went viral this week and tweeted Tuesday, "Almost 20 years later, we must again ask, #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?" Tuesday's fire at Mt.

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  • NAACP warns black churches about suspected arson att...

    Tuesday Jun 30 | via Los Angeles Times 

    The charred remains of the back left wing of Briar Creek Road Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., on June 24. The NAACP warned black churches Tuesday to take "necessary precautions" as authorities in Southern states investigate whether several church fires over the last week were arsons. Citing a series of arsons that struck black churches across the South in the 1990s, the NAACP used a hashtag that went viral this week and tweeted Tuesday, "Almost 20 years later, we must again ask, #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?" Officials said two black churches were targeted by arsonists last week in Knoxville, Tenn., where a van was destroyed, and Charlotte, N.C., where a church building was destroyed.

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Charlotte Law

Need help understanding what comes with reckless driving.
I guess I'll start off with my story then questions. Well first off I'm 17 yrs old in North Carolina and got pulled over on the 4th of July going 88mph in a 70 zone since a friend and I were painting a barn and were running late so we were pushing around 85 and I believe the cop saw us when I was trying to merge to pass someone. Anyway, I've been reading up on reckless driving and all the damage it can do to your record and insurance rates rising. The officer recommended I do a driving course and he also said that would have a better chance of getting it taken off the insurance or at least lowered it to 79mph. I got my license suspended for the next 30 days. I also bumped into a guy in April but the ticket I got was dismissed. I just need some advice on exactly what I'm in for and any help
These situations are all unique and highly depend on your driving record. Having the right attorney could be the...
I got my 2nd DWI last Friday on my way home from a night out with some co-workers.
I was charged with my 2nd DWI last week. I wrecked my car on my way home, about .5 miles away from my house. I wrecked my car and was found by the police sometime afterwards, I don't recall the police officer being there. I awoke to a hospital bed and blood being drawn from my arm. The police officer provided my parents with an affidavit stating i fell under the implied-consent law and that blood would be drawn because I refused to get breathalyzed, which as I mentioned I don't remember being asked. I was involuntarily admitted into a psychiatric ward and remained there for five days, two of which were voluntary. I was prescribed anxiety medication and have seen a psychiatrist. I was also told that I should get an alcohol assessment. I forgot to mention the Blood test showed a .32 BAC.
I'm not sure what your question is. It sounds like you are in a very serious predicament and frankly it sounds like you...
Hit by drunk driver in NC.
He was 100% at fault and I've already been paid for my totaled vehicle by his insurance company. I know that North Carolina is pretty strict with punitive damages to hold drunk drivers accountable. If the at fault driver carries a low policy limit and has no assets to go after, is his insurance company responsible to pay any punitive damages that a jury would award me? Or is that only true if they refuse to pay up to his limit? Is it possible to settle for even a dollar over his policy limit (or my underinsured limit) or is his policy limit the max settlement and I would have to take it to a jury to get more? I plan to get an attorney, I am just trying to get some straightforward answers to these questions. Thanks.
His insurance company is only responsible for the amount of damages, whether compensatory (medical bills, lost wages,...
Will I still need an interlock
I received a dui in 2004 in Raleigh nc, I was supposed to have an assesment and an interlock system for a year. I've since completed the assesment, my question is will I still need to have the interlock or is there a way around it. It has been 11 years with out a license I now have a family and a very nice life. I really need to get my license.
Very likely you still need the Interlock System, but you can check with the DMV to make sure. In my experience, they...
There was an error on a NC DUI ticket. The officer put the wrong vehicle year. Can the ticket be dismissed for that error.
Officer that wrote the ticket and gave the Sobriety tests was not the trooper that pulled me over so can he justify the reason for the stop. Also my Blood Sugar level was 420 when tested at intake after I said I was diabetic. I think this information should be important.
No, the citation will not likely be dismissed for the wrong vehicle year on the citation.
I was hit by a drunk driver in North Carolina. He was 100% at fault.
I don't know his policy limit, but I have 100k underinsured coverage. $10,000 in property damage already paid by his insurance company. Around 15k lost wages, and 15k in hospital bills. If I were to assume that his policy limits 100k, what kind of settlement could I expect? Using a multiplier of 3x, it would seem to go over the limit. Can I expect any compensation over his/my policy limit? I read a little about NC punitive damages, but don't think the guy has any personal assets. Thanks in advance
You need to speak (and subsequently meet) with a qualified attorney for a free consultation on the matter. Given the...
I had a DUI in 2007. I do not drink anymore, but bought a 1999 car and had an accident.
Because I was in shock and unconscious for a bit, the accident was blamed on me. I asked 3 times for a breathalyser & passed each time. The policeman was outside the ambulance and overhead me tell the EMT that I take klonapin so he wrote me up for DUI.. Doesn't that fall under HIPPA laws? I wasn't speaking to the officer.
You need to talk with a DWI lawyer. You may have solid defenses to this charge. A second DWI with an accident is a...