Winston-Salem City Council member James Taylor’s claims he was racially profiled during a traffic stop in small town that he declines to name.
Taylor said he was carrying a permitted concealed weapon and told the female officer as much, yet he was still cited “for not telling her initially” about the weapon.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports:
The N.C. General Statute on concealed weapons states that someone carrying or possessing a concealed weapon must inform the officer “when approached or addressed by the officer.”
Winston-Salem Assistant Police Chief David Clayton said that in general, police officers need to know immediately that a person is carrying or possessing a concealed weapon.
“The spirit of that law is to protect the officer,” Clayton said. “They need to know there is an armed person inside that vehicle.”
A judge will have to determine just how quickly a person must announce a concealed weapon, Clayton said.
Taylor also said he was cited for speeding. The Journal says it checked a court records database, but could find nothing related to Taylor.
Update: More details from the Journal.Read full article » 2 Comments »
The N&R reports Guilford County Board of Education member Paul Daniels —facing a tough District 5 race against challenger Linda Wellborn —- has decided to pull out of the race.
Note commenters to the N&R article don’t let Daniels off easy, wondering why he’s just now coming to this decision, especially since he said he believed the “campaign was winnable.” Maybe he’s finding out otherwise.
Bottom line, however, is the GCS board is losing its lone conservative voice, and that’s too bad.Read full article » 1 Comment »
Right up U.S. 29 in Danville, VP Joe Biden puts his foot in his mouth —again.
Offensive. I personally am looking forward to the vice presidential debate with Paul Ryan.
Update: I’m listening to NPR this morning, and if they’ve played or quoted Biden’s exact words, I haven’t heard it.Read full article » 4 Comments »