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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Investing more in policing would save black lives

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RALEIGH — One of the best ways to save black lives and help poor North Carolinians would be to increase funding for North Carolina police departments and sheriffs.   Read Story »

Tags: African-American history | black lives matter | police

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Local NAACP chapter opposes defunding police

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The local chapter of the NAACP said in a statement Monday that while it supports law enforcement reforms in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, it opposes defunding law enforcement agencies.   Read Story »

Tags: race | black lives matter | George Floyd death | racial equality

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City prepares for Unite for Peace event Saturday

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Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake said Friday he is expecting a demonstration Saturday over the death of George Floyd to be peaceful but is preparing for any efforts by "detractors" that could "hijack" the event.   Read Story »

Tags: police use of force | civil rights | black lives matter | George Floyd death

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City leaders condemn "inexcusable police violence" in George Floyd death

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The city of Hendersonville issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon "condeming the inexcusable police violence exhibited in the tragic death of George Floyd" and expressing support for a "push for accountability."   Read Story »

Tags: race | civil rights | black lives matter | George Floyd death

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Demonstrators stage peaceful protest over George Floyd death

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While protests across the nation have rocked cities with tension and violence, demonstrators in Hendersonville staged a peaceful display to show their concern over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.   Read Story »

Tags: civil rights | black lives matter