Democracy Now: Charlotte Police Given New Search Powers Ahead of Protests


Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, have been granted new power to stop and search anyone carrying a bag close to protests outside the upcoming shareholders’ meetings of Duke Energy and Bank of America. Both meetings have been designated “extraordinary events,” as has September’s Democratic National Convention, which will also be held in Charlotte. Under a new city ordinance, the police can prohibit backpacks, messenger bags, coolers and numerous other items near these events.

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~ by wheresthemic on May 2, 2012.

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