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Sep 6, 2023

NYPD agrees to reform protest tactics

NEW YORK — New York City’s police department has agreed to adopt new policies intended to safeguard the rights of protesters as part of a legal settlement stemming from its response to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in 2020. The 44-page agreement, filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, requires the nation’s largest police department to […]

Jun 30, 2023

US judge temporarily blocks Mississippi law on state police permits for some protests

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday temporarily blocked a new Mississippi law that requires permission from state police for protests or other gatherings near state government buildings in the capital city of Jackson. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate said the law is vague and could have a chilling effect on First Amendment rights, […]

Jan 26, 2021

Law firms face new risks from public shaming of clients

  Last October, a group of law students walked into the Manhattan office of Paul, Weiss, a large law firm, with a simple demand—that it drop ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest emitters of carbon, as a client. Organizers of the #DropExxon campaign presented a petition signed by hundreds of law students vowing never to […]

Mar 12, 2015

2 officers shot in ‘ambush’ outside Ferguson PD

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday while demonstrators were gathered across the street — an attack the county police chief described as “an ambush” that could easily have killed both men. The shots were fired just as a small crowd of protesters began to […]

Oct 10, 2014

Angry protesters yell at riot police in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. Louis for a second night as accusations of racial profiling prompted calls for a federal investigation ahead of a weekend of planned rallies and civil disobedience. State and city leaders have urged […]

May 2, 2014

Shareholders, protesters, speak out to Duke board

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Duke Energy’s chief executive on Thursday touted the company’s accomplishments over the past year, but some shareholders focused on a massive coal ash spill that coated 70-miles of a North Carolina River in toxic sludge. Outside Duke’s headquarters, where investors gathered for the annual shareholders meeting, about 200 protesters criticized the spill, [&hellip[...]

Dec 20, 2013

Durham chief defends use of tear gas at teen vigil

Durham's police chief is defending his agency's use of riot gear and tear gas to disperse a march protesting the recent death of a handcuffed teen in the back of a patrol car.

Dec 4, 2013

One charge dropped against NAACP leader

A judge has dismissed one of the three charges against North Carolina NAACP President William Barber and 11 others facing trial for protesting at the state legislature.

Nov 14, 2013

County tells teachers no Red for Ed shirts

Teachers and principals in New Hanover County schools are being told they cannot wear "Red for Ed" t-shirts as a protest against actions earlier this year by the North Carolina General Assembly.

Jul 8, 2013

Chemical plant blocked in anti-fracking protest

Dozens of environmental activists blocked a chemical plant July 8 to protest against the company's sale of products used in the natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

May 3, 2013

NAACP says it’s going back to the legislature

The North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced May 3 that it's planning another round of protests at the General Assembly following the arrest of 17 activists.

Sep 6, 2012

Signs of the times

If my walk up and down Tryon Street is any indication, the campaigns may run into trouble if they think they can swing entire houses of worship on a single issue.

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