After trailing by nearly double digits, Governor Pat McCrory now leads Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by one point, according to a  Monmouth University poll. McCrory’s support for HB2 killed his popularity earlier this summer, but his performance in handling recent disasters gave him a boost at the polls. “HB2 seemed to be the contest’s driving factor […]

Pat McCrory doesn’t get it. During his debate with Democratic candidate Roy Cooper,  McCrory quote Martin Luther King Jr and then went on to say “All lives should matter. We should value every single human life.” The comment underscores the disconnect between people who vilify Black Lives Matter and those who seek to understand the […]

The NCAA announced yesterday that it has relocated seven championship events — including early rounds of the men’s basketball tournament scheduled for Greensboro — because of a controversial state law, HB2.  HB2 blocks anti-discrimination protections and requires people to use bathrooms corresponding to their birth gender rather than the sex they identify with. Two schools […]

Yesterday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed HB 972 which regulates access to police body camera videos. The bill allows law enforcement agencies to keep footage from the public, unless ordered by a court to release it. Despite McCrory’s statement that his support of the bill is to “promote transparency” opponents say it will do […]

U.S. attorney general Loretta Lynch held a press conference yesterday to announce that the Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina, Governor Pat McCrory, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, and the University of North Carolina. Lynch and the DOJ did this in answer to a suit filed earlier […]

  Just moments ago, North Carolina governor Pat McCrory filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department, asking a federal court to agree that the state’s “bathroom law” is not discriminatory. In the complaint, McCrory alleges the federal government is guilty of “baseless and blatant overreach.” McCrory was required to respond to the Justice Department’s request that he abandon the […]

via Since 2009 it has been illegal to sentence someone to death based on race in North Carolina. But, since that meant anyone could virtually appeal their death sentence arguing racial discrimination, the law was really getting in the way of North Carolina’s capital punishment, and the state’s Republican lawmakers were not having that. […]