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North Carolina Ex-Cop Writes Jail Letters to Teen Girl he Impregnated, Resulting in Further Prison Time

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
It is not uncommon for men to get lonely in jail, but a fired North Carolina police officer took it too far when he attempted to contact a now 15-year-old girl he impregnated.
James Blair, 51, is a former cop with the Lowell Police Department. PINAC News first reported on how he impregnated a 14-year-old girl in 2016.
Blair has been in prison since March 2017 after he plead guilty to felony statutory rape. He was sentenced to at least 12 years in prison.
Blair attempted to write his female victim a jailhouse style letter and he succeeded several times, sending

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North Carolina Deputies Under Investigation After Shackled Inmate Jumps from Moving Patrol Car

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

A North Carolina sheriff’s department is investigating themselves after a handcuffed and shackled inmate jumped from a moving patrol car onto the highway suffering injuries to her head and face that will require future reconstructive surgery.
“The witnesses said they saw the car door fly open and a woman fly out,” Cheryl Golden, the mother of Yolanda Dillard told the Winston-Salem Journal.
Dillard, 37, is being held at the Forsyth County jail on misdemeanor charges.
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Brad Stanley said he didn’t know weather or not the doors were locked or if deputies placed Yolanda Dillard in a seatbelt before deputies attempted

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North Carolina Cop Smashes Mother To Pavement In Front Of Her Own Kids (VIDEO)

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
A North Carolina cop demanding an African-American motorist’s car keys unlawfully during a traffic stop was caught on camera by a good samaritan manhandling the mother of small children this week, in a video gone viral which you can see below.
Winston-Salem police officer James Carter waited until he thought the woman recording the incident was going to leave and then slammed Tekara Williams to the pavement over an expired license plate.
Her kids saw it all.
Officer Carter had pulled over Williams for driving 51 mph in a 35 mph zone, and when the video begins, the tall Caucasian officer has the

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WATCH: North Carolina Cop Places Gun to Unarmed Man’s Head, Threatening to Kill Him

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
“Is your shit on? Cut it off,” said a North Carolina cop after he and several other cops roughed up a man.
Body cam footage released this week shows Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers punching and elbowing James Yarborough during an arrest while Yarborough was on the ground.
One of the officers then puts a gun to Yarborough’s head and says, “I will kill you.”
Thankfully, that officer did not make good on his promise, but he later noted in his report that he feared for his life because Yarborough was reaching for his waist.
Although the incident occurred in March 2016, the internal affairs department just cleared

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North Carolina Cop who Lied to Uber Driving Attorney about Recording Laws Demoted in Rank and Pay

Friday, March 31st, 2017
The North Carolina cop who became a viral sensation after telling an Uber driver that it was illegal to record him under a new law – only to learn the driver was also a lawyer – was demoted in rank and pay.
Wilmington Police Sergeant Kenneth Becker is now a corporal whose hourly salary was reduced by $1.38, according to the News and Observer.
The 17-year veteran was also assigned to the planning and research division, which appears to be more of an administrative position, meaning he will have less access to the public where he has proven to conduct unlawful

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North Carolina Cop and Mentor to Girl Pleads Guilty to Raping, Impregnating her

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

James Blair, 51, of the Lowell Police Department in North Carolina impregnated a 14-year-old girl in 2016. Blair then tried to convince the girl to have an abortion.
But the girl’s mother does not believe in abortion, so they are welcoming the new addition to the family.
Blair, however, will serve at least 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony statutory rape Thursday. To make matters worse, Blair was a middle school resource officer in addition to being a full-time cop.
He met the girl when she was eight. PINAC first reported on this case in September 2016. 
The now-fired Blair had sex

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North Carolina Cops Exposed as Liars by Lawyer Moonlighting as Uber Driver

Friday, March 10th, 2017
All Jesse Bright wanted was an apology from the North Carolina police officer who told him it was against the law to record cops in public.
But the cop refused to take his calls in the week after Bright proved him wrong.
So Bright went public with the video, where it quickly went viral, picked up by news sites throughout the world.
Now Wilmington Police Sergeant Kenneth Baker is “under investigation” for his actions caught caught on camera that day, showing he not only lied about the law, but lied about having probable cause to search Bright’s car.
It doesn’t take much of

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New Central Florida economic development and chamber group names Tim Giuliani as CEO

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
Tim Giuliani has been tapped as the new head of Central Florida’s soon-to-be-announced economic development/chamber group.
The organization will be officially named in March, and its purpose will be to oversee “strategic efforts to bring more high-wage jobs to Central Florida while promoting and enhancing the region’s dynamic business climate and quality of life,” according to a press release.
It was created from the merger of the Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) and the Central Florida Partnership (CFP), which includes the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, the release states.
Giuliani was most recently the president of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce in North

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North Carolina Cop Charged After Toddler Son Shoots Mom with his Gun

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
For the second time in less than a month, a toddler son of an American police officer picked up a gun and fired a shot.
Last month, it was the two-year-old son of a Cleveland police officer who picked up the gun and tragically killed himself.
Last week, it was the son of a North Carolina police officer who picked up and the gun and fired a shot, striking his mother, but fortunately, not killing her.
This week, Waxhaw police officer Jeremy Ferguson was charged with failing to store a firearm to protect a minor, a misdemeanor that can result in a fine

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North Carolina School Cop Placed on Paid Leave After Body Slamming Honor Roll Student, Causing Concussion

Monday, January 9th, 2017

A North Carolina school cop has been placed on paid leave for body slamming a female honor roll student so hard it caused a concussion, according to ABC11.
A nine-second video posted to Twitter on Tuesday shows Rolesville police officer Ruben De Los Santos body slamming 15-year-old Jasmine Darwin, who was apparently trying to break up a fight between another girl and her sister.
Rolesville High School student Aisha Nasser captured the fight with her cell phone camera. That video shows two girls throwing punches, kicks and clawing at each other before ending up on the ground.
Ruben de los Santos
According to a witness,

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North Carolina Foster Child Sues CPS Supervisor who Adopted Him, Only to Abuse Him

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

A North Carolina foster child, who was discovered by a sheriff’s deputy cuffed to a front porch with a dead chicken tied around his neck, filed a lawsuit last month against the Child Protective Services worker who adopted him, only for her and her boyfriend to spend several years abusing him.
“A lot of times I would bleed. Sometimes they wouldn’t clean it up. Sometimes, they didn’t care, they just left it bleeding,” the boy revealed in an interview with the Huffington Post, adding that his former foster parents never called for medical help despite enduring severe injuries like a

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North Carolina Cop who Killed Keith Lamont Scott will not be Charged, DA Announces

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
A North Carolina district attorney announced no charges will be filed against Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Brentley Vinson in the September shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, which sparked several nights of riots.
Witnesses and family members said Scott was unarmed, but Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray said he pulled out a gun from an ankle holster and held it at his side, refusing to drop it despite several commands by several officers.
Vinson, who is black, was the only cop to open fire, according to a full report of the investigation, which you can read here.
It all started on September 20 when police

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Donald Trump belittles accusers as more turn up with sordid stories

Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Donald Trump acted out onstage an accuser’s allegations and suggested another wasn’t worthy of his attention the same day two more women came forward with years-old stories of unwanted sexual encounters with the Republican presidential nominee.

With eight women accusing Trump of unwanted kissing, groping or more, the New York businessman maintained his innocence and his denunciation of opponent Hillary Clinton and an international media conspiracy aimed at denying him the White House.
“100 percent fabricated and made-up charges, pushed strongly by the media and the Clinton Campaign, may poison the minds of the American Voter. FIX!” Trump tweeted on Saturday

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More women accuse Donald Trump of unwanted sexual touching

Friday, October 14th, 2016
Two more women came forward on Friday to accuse Donald Trump of unwanted sexual touching, including a former contestant from a reality show that starred the Republican presidential nominee.
The latest accounts come after several women reported in recent days that Trump groped or kissed them without their consent.
At a campaign rally in North Carolina on Friday, Trump sought to discredit his accusers. He said because there were no witnesses to the interactions, the allegations were not credible.
“Right now I am being viciously attacked with lies and smears,” Trump said at an outdoor amphitheater. “It’s a phony deal. I have

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Rick Scott sends resources to three states to help in aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Three Southern states will be getting a helping hand from Florida.
Gov. Rick Scott announced the state is sending 18 semi-trucks filled with meal kits to six cities in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The meal kits will be sent to food banks, which will then distribute meals to families impacted by the hurricane.
“While Hurricane Matthew caused damage in Florida, we are blessed to not have the impacts and destruction seen in our neighboring states,” the governor said in a statement. “When disaster strikes, we all have a role to play in helping our neighbors

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Obama briefed on federal hurricane preparations, S.C. town closes in preparation

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
President Barack Obama is being briefed on the federal government’s preparation for Hurricane Matthew as the Category 3 storm makes its way to the U.S. mainland.
The president says now is the time to “hope for the best but we want to prepare for the worst.”
Obama is at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters. FEMA has deployed personnel to emergency operation centers in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. It’s also positioning commodities and other supplies at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and in Albany, Georgia.
Government officials are worried about complacency, especially in South Florida, which hasn’t seen a

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Evacuations underway in 2 Florida counties

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in Brevard County, and voluntary evacuations have been activated in St. Lucie County, but Gov. Rick Scott urged other coastal residents potentially in harm’s way not to wait to be told to leave.
The governor said during a Wednesday morning news conference that “if you’re able to go early, leave now.” The mandatory evacuations were scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
The slow-moving storm was expected to drench the coast from the Keys through central Florida, storm surge up to 5 feet deep was expected along the Atlantic coast, and the hurricane could produce tornadoes. Even

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Hurricane warning extended for Florida’s coast

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
The National Hurricane Center has extended the hurricane warning northward in Florida as Matthew heads toward the East Coast.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Matthew is heading toward the Bahamas after hitting Cuba hard.
The hurricane center says the hurricane was about 105 miles (165 kilometers) south of Long Island, Bahamas. It has maximum sustained winds of 120 mph (195 kph).
The hurricane center said there is a danger of life-threatening inundation during the next 36 hours along Florida’s east coast from North Palm Beach to the Flagler/Volusia county line. There is the possibility of life-threatening inundation during the next 48 hours from north of

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WATCH: North Carolina Cops Brutally Arrest Man for Sitting on Mother’s Porch

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Responding to a call of a possible burglary in progress, North Carolina police encountered a man sitting on the front porch of a home, who told them he lived in the house with his mother, only he did not have the key to get inside.
The two Greensboro cops asked Dejuan Yourse a series of questions, then checked out his identification, but were still not satisfied that he lived there.
Yourse even called his mother and handed the phone to Greensboro police officer Travis Cole, but the call went to voice mail, so Yourse offered to introduce the officers to his

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WATCH: Charlotte Police Release Videos from Keith Lamont Scott Shooting Death

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
After four days of refusing to release body and dash cam videos from the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, Charlotte-Mecklenberg police succumbed to pressure and released the videos on Saturday.
However, the videos do not confirm what police have been saying all along; that Scott deserved to die because he “posed an imminent deadly threat” to officers.
They do not even prove that Scott was holding a gun nor does it prove he was holding a book as witnesses been saying.
All they show is Scott holding his arms at his side. However, police only released one body cam video and

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WATCH: New Video Surfaces from Keith Lamont Scott Police Shooting Death in North Carolina

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

A new video surfaced from the North Carolina police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, showing Charlotte police officers holding him at gunpoint, ordering him to “drop the gun” before they open fire and kill him.
The footage, recorded by his wife, does not show any gun nor does it prove he was not holding a gun.
But it captures his wife telling officers he has no gun.
Rakeyia Scott can also be heard telling her husband, “Keith, don’t you do it” as he steps out of an SUV.
The video is at times shaky and not at a direct angle, but in

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North Carolina Cops Claim Dash Cam Video Shows Keith Lamont Scott Charging Officer with Gun in Hand but Refuse to Release that Video

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
North Carolina cops claim they have a dash cam video showing Keith Lamont Scott charging towards officers with a gun in his hand, making them fear for their lives, which is why they had to shoot him dead.
However, it’s been more than 16 hours since WSOCTV reported that “sources” told them about this dash cam video, but Charlotte-Mecklenberg police have yet to release it.
And during those 16 hours, Charlotte was besieged by a second night of rioting and looting and violence by people who believe Scott was killed after police confused a book in his hand for a gun.
So why are

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Watch: North Carolina Cop Assaults PINAC Reporter After Threatening to Arrest him for Trying to Access his Car on Public Property

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Joe Biden came to town and the Constitution ended when a North Carolina cop told a PINAC reporter he was not allowed to access his car, which was parked in a public garage, even though the cop claimed it was “private.”
“If you do not leave, you will go to jail,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Andrew Isaacs told PINAC reporter Joshua Brown last week as he was on assignment covering a Joe Biden speech at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.
Not only did Isaacs tell Brown the public area was “private property,” he threatened to charge him with trespassing if he didn’t

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North Carolina Cop Kills Unarmed Man After Confusing Book for Gun, Daughter Says

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
Confusing a book for a gun, a North Carolina cop shot and killed an unarmed 43-year-old man Tuesday, according to his daughter, who posted a video of the shooting’s aftermath on Facebook.
But Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Keith Lamont Scott was armed and posed an “imminent deadly threat to the officers,” which is why he had to die.
They say they were in the area to serve an arrest warrant, which had nothing to do with Scott.
At this time, it does not appear as if the shooting was caught on video, but Scott’s daughter began live streaming on Facebook after the shootings where

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North Carolina Juror Speaks out Declaring Police Shooting Victim was Placed on Trial as Protests Continue Over Mistrial

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Protests continued on Saturday following Friday’s mistrial of a North Carolina cop who shot and killed an unarmed man looking for help following a car accident. Meanwhile, one juror decided to break his silence on the case. The voluntary manslaughter trial of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick, who shot the unarmed Jonathan Ferrell, 24, to death ended this …
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