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2016: The Year of Behaving Badly

It’s hard to remember a year when so many behaved so badly. Starting in January, with Charlotte’s tolling takedown, to New Year’s Eve, with Mariah’s swaggering non-singing, 2016 was a year that is thankfully in the history books. A not-so-fond recap: (more…)

Ridiculous Demands?

Below is a list of demands made by the group Charlotte Uprising. As always, we’ve added helpful commentary:

“1. THE IMMEDIATE END TO THE STATE OF EMERGENCY, CURFEW & THE REMOVAL OF THE NATIONAL GUARD”

Those interstates we blocked? Trucks we looted? Bonfires we set? Bygones. See, we know you called in the National Guard because they were bored and looking for something to do. The fact that thousands of Panther fans were in uptown Sunday, a guy got shot two days before, and dozens of arrest have been made since had nothing to do with your decision.

Don’t you know we have a right to block downtown streets every night? (more…)