2. Hillary Clinton was in Charlotte Sunday to meet with the African-American community. Not only did Clinton meet and talk with leaders she also attended a church service and talked about recent deaths of black men during police encounters.
Attorneys for Jones outlined in documents filed this summer why the judge wanted the texts.
“Arnold Jones, II was a worried man,” stated the document submitted by Raleigh lawyers Joseph B. Cheshire V, Elliot S. Abrams, and Goldsboro lawyers Glenn A. Barfield and Brian Geoffrey Hulse.
“Shortly after marrying his wife, he began having concerns about her fidelity,” the lawyers stated. “Jones asked a sheriff’s deputy who he wrongly believed to be a friend whether the deputy could access his wife’s text messages. The deputy said yes when he should have just said no.”
The defense strategy outlined in court documents has been the subject of several recent filings in the case. Prosecutors allege that the defense plans to argue entrapment even though such an argument had been precluded by earlier filings.
On Sunday, she again called for action, including more training of police on how to de-escalate tense situations that can lead to fatal shootings.
Clinton did not mention her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, by name. But she was clearly referring to him when she criticized people “who want to exploit people’s fears, even if it means tearing our nation even further apart. They say that all of our problems would be solved simply with more law and order, as if the systemic racism plaguing our country doesn’t exist.”
“Of course we need safe neighborhoods,” she added, “but we also need justice. And dignity. And equality. And we can have both. This is not an either-or question for America.”
The suit itself is nonpartisan, WRAL notes, "making changes to early voting locations could have big consequences for the election." And the NCGOP ain't too fond of that.
Lawyers representing the League of Women Voters filed a motion and supporting material on Saturday that five plans either approved by the state board or unanimously approved by local boards skirted the intent of the 4th Circuit's order in the voting rights case. They have asked the court, as part of its ongoing oversight of NAACP v. McCrory, to expand early voting in Nash, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg and New Hanover counties.
"The challenged plans are blatant attempts to make an end run around McCrory and this Court’s injunction," lawyers for the league wrote in their brief. "They seek, at least in part, to accomplish on a county-by-county basis what the Fourth Circuit barred the General Assembly from doing through SL 2013- 381: suppressing African-American voting strength by limiting access to early voting and SDR without legitimate justification. To 'fully correct' and 'eliminate root and branch' the State’s racially discriminatory effort to suppress the vote of African Americans, the Court should order these plans be modified."
The state's Republican Party sent a missive on Saturday saying that the filing represents Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton sticking "a finger in the eye of the people of North Carolina." Marc Elias, one of the lawyers who helped bring the suit, is a general counsel for the Clinton campaign. However, the campaign itself is not a party in the case.
"This shows that Hillary Clinton will do anything to get elected, including suing the people of the state she seeks to represent and sucker-punching Democrat election board members," North Carolina Republican Party director Dallas Woodhouse said in the statement. "It also shows that Clinton plans to continue Obama's massive federal government overreach."
Police said Alisia Dieudonne, 19, and Amhad Campbell, 21, both students of North Carolina A&T State University, were wounded when an unknown subject shot them during an altercation.
They were transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced deceased, according to police.
“None of what happened had to happen,” said the N.C. A&T student who lives at the house where the party took place.
I know our complex tax laws better than anyone who has ever run for president and am the only one who can fix them. #failing@nytimes— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2016