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Meeker and other critics of the Republican board members have on more than one occasion accused them of being outsiders and made fun of three of them having lived in New Jersey.
N&O - October 9, 2010
Wonder what Meeker thinks about all those "outsiders" from New Jersey spending millions at hockey games.
UNITY DAY 2011
Mayor Meeker's final "Unity" Day will take place tomorrow at the Raleigh Convention Center. Raleigh's Human Relations Commission will present and discuss the recommendations and responses resulting from the 2010 Community Dialogues Report - "Many Faces, One Community."
The report is based on suggestions from 100 people of whom only 61% say they always vote in municipal elections.
In Part III, Section F, of Recommendations, it states:
1. Develop diversity training for its employees, including officers of the Raleigh Police Department.
3. Embrace and accept the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Participants recommended that the City of Raleigh become more involved with LGBT issues and develop collaborative partnerships through the LGBT Center of Raleigh and the Center at N.C. State University. Adding gender identity and expression to the City’s nondiscrimination policy and providing domestic partner benefits to City of Raleigh employees would show a commitment to this community. Participants also voiced the hope that the City will formally recognize the contributions of its LGBT community by developing initiatives, offering statements of support, sponsoring events and making appointments to boards and commissions. The LGBT community adds to the economic vitality and culture of our city, and its members are active in every part of Raleigh’s economy.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
NC Right to Life has their annual prayer breakfast and march January 14, 2012. We hope you will attend. For more information, click here.
OCCUPY RALEIGH AND FREE SPEECH
stores owned by national chains, owners called raleigh police to ban free spech
Occupy Raleigh General Assembly Minutes
He was interrupted by jeering protesters - a majority from the Occupy Raleigh movement - inside Nelson Hall.
View the video here.
So it's bad when Raleigh police disperse Occupy Raleigh protestors who go on to private property but it's okay for them to disrupt others trying to speak?
A case of okay for me, not for thee.
We wonder - if 50 people crash their encampment at Edenton and Hillsborough to do a little free speech, what will they do? Would they call Raleigh police?
MCFARLANE THE ENABLER
ENABLER: one that enables another to achieve an end
Mayor-elect Nancy McFarlane said in an interview with The News & Observer that she’s in talks with a downtown property owner who is “interested” in hosting the group. McFarlane declined to elaborate but said she hopes to make progress in the next week.
“I can’t tell you the details because I haven’t worked anything out yet,” she said. “We’re talking through some of the possibilities.”
N&O - November 8, 2011
The group uses a de-escalation team to anticipate conflicts and serve as ambassadors to police. “Our actions thus far have been very peaceful,” said demonstrator Kurt Zehnder.
“Please let us continue to be responsible. If there are things that are a hazard to us, we’ll notice them.”
N&O - November 8, 2011
So we've witnessed Occupy Raleigh, in just a few short days, engage in activities that necessitated law enforcement involvement.
And McFarlane's busy at work helping to find them some space to camp out at in downtown Raleigh.
We also asked Raleigh City Manager Russell Allen about the violation of Raleigh's sign ordinace by Occupy Raleigh protestors and their encampment at the meeting of Hillsborough and Edenton Streets. We received this quick and gracious reply:
This is State owned property in the sidewalk and grassy area in front of the Capitol. I believe the State has allowed these signs as a part of the picketing by this group. The City does not allow signage within its rights of way.
The “encampment” at Hillsborough and Edenton is on private property. Camping is allowed as a general use in all zoning districts.
I hope this is helpful.
J. Russell Allen
City Manager, Raleigh
City Manager, Raleigh
If any of our astute readers have any observations about "camping" as a "general use in all zoning districts" send them our way at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is worth noting that Occupy Raleigh is renting this property to "camp" out.
The group is paying monthly rent of $400 for the spot. An anonymous donor offered to cover the cost.
N&O - November 29, 2011
"... anonymous donor ..." How transparent.
We also see Raleigh FIST's (a socialist organization) Dante Strobino, who lengthened his rap sheet by getting arrested at a Wake County Board of Education meeting, worked to organize the protest at NCSU also. Raleigh FIST is part of the 54.2% Coalition of "concerned parents and families" who complained about all the turmoil on the Wake County Board of Education.
I guess since they accomplished their political goal of wrestling the Wake County Board of Education from parents, students and families, they can get back to ignoring socio-econoomically disadvantaged children and move on to other socialist agitations.
AND SOON TO BE MAYOR NANCY MCFARLANE IS WORKING, WITHOUT PUBLIC TRANSPARENCY, TO ENABLE THESE FOLKS.
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OCCUPY RALEIGH: NCSU VIDEO