One small correction - the van driver that killed Dr. Hollen on the JI connector did not "lose control of his van" - he was talking on his cellphone and distracted, and drifted off the driving surface into the emergency lane.
Dwayne....I'm sorry you have to read this nonsense. So much negativeness. My son, who is a neurologist & a white american lived in the Charleston area for 6 years and now lives out of state. He followed this tragedy online. When we spoke the weekend after, we spoke about the words of forgiveness from the black clergy just hours after, their repeal of so called "activists" and the human chain formed across the Ravenel Bridge, his words were "That's Charleston and that's why it's such a special place"
Looks like you forgot a few facts. Sterling and Castile both tried to go for their guns after the police officers told them to show their hands.
ALL TRUTHS MATTER!
not "offended" CID. i used the word "defensive"--as in the white guilt you apparently feel. i have no time for that. and no interest in your hurt feelings. you might go polish your gun or whatever it is you do when you feel threatened by the gays, blacks and women.
i'm asking what specifically has charleston (broadly defined--educational institutions, individuals, leaders, businesses) done in the wake of Emanuel that is worth emulating? the author begins with an assumption that charleston has responded positively. but what does that mean? what have been the specific actions that have been taken? by what measurement has it been positive?
i identified the following as a post-emanuel positive (though i suspect it is more a triumph of theatrics than substance):
but what else is out there?
And yet there were no articles about the cops that have been killed recently.
"I am not offended, that's for weaklings."
along with smirking condescension, hey, just add "If you don't understand. I'll scream a little louder" and you've got the Citadel trifecta.
I am not offended, that's for weaklings.
I am just pointing out that outlandish opinions tied to a question will result in that question not being taken seriously.
"With multitudes of extremely dangerous animals like raccoons, snakes and alligators all around us - how can we best coexist with wildlife in the Lowcountry?"
To seriously answer the question at the end of that sentence at least implies that I accept the ridiculous statement in the first half.
I hope this helps you pose questions in the future.
sorry you feel defensive cid. but i'm really asking questions. what are we asking others to emulate? how will charleston "lead by example--once again"?
" A few institutions with deep historical ties to the white supremacy (Coastal Community Foundation, Boeing, MUSC)..."
This is the sort of nonsense that makes further statements from you ineligible for serious consideration.
I may not be aware of all of the "positive steps forward" that were taken after Emanuel. Please enlighten. A few institutions with deep historical ties to the white supremacy (Coastal Community Foundation, Boeing, MUSC) imported some high profile black people. But beyond that?
Big money is ruining Charleston.
Any project by the Beach company always makes for a bad neighbor. Just ask the poor fools who live anywhere near the Fiasco called The Boulevard on Coleman in Mt. P. Ask the neighbors there how the parking is working out or actually the complete lack of planned parking. This is not so much a "not-in-my-backyard" problem, it is really a where the hell they going to park them all problem. Packed those closet sized paper thin wall units in there like sardines in a tin. Oh wait....is this another of Be-ach Co "They will all ride bikes" projects? Oh no they won't ride bikes. Not gonna happen. Never. This project is not aimed at the cycle to work crowd - no cars for us. It is aimed at the bottomless pocket crowd of multiple mercedes and bmw owners. Should be 2 spaces per dwelling unit minimum. Plus sufficient guest, office and retail space parking. Otherwise just put the towing company on speed dial and haul their butts outta there. Maybe the neighbors can get my angry little meter maid lady to come over there. She will ticket the crap out of them all day long. She got carpel tunnel from writing so many tickets. She's the greatest! Imma tell her new gold mine of fines OTW, cheer her up a little, get her a brace for her wrist and a couple of new bics.
ATTICA! Torch the system
“It articulates why a "not-in-my-backyard" mentality should never trump a well-established system of ordinances and administrative approvals.”
By “system” you are referring to the long entrenched, thoroughly politicized process in which the Planning Commission’s recommendations are routinely dismissed along with the community’s rightful impact concerns - and that’s when they’re not being locked out altogether.
“These rules are created to give property owners reliable and predictable treatment by city authorities with regard to the development of their property.”
What is predictable is this: if there is commercial property in your neighborhood, then you must anticipate that its future development will only be constrained by the laws of physics. Your rights as a residential property owner are secondary at best, and will not have any bearing on the the approval process and its inevitable outcome.
Well, when has Dwayne ever been wrong?
"Why Leon Stavrinakis Will Be The Next Mayor of Charleston." -
"But Deerin and Tecklenburg's advantage in resources will instead make it a three-person race between them and Stavrinakis. Of those three, the political experience of Stavrinakis will ensure his ultimate victory."
Can't wait to form a formidable group to vote against you when you finally decide to run for local office, Dwayne, ESQ.
I hope you enjoy your Beach Co. quid pro quo.
Vainglorious ambulance chaser.
Comment censorship. Haha. Right on, y'all.
I'm amazed and disappointed that your entire piece fails to acknowledge the person who led this transformation -- the Interim President. Your praise of the SCSU Board shows just how uninformed you are about how colleges operate. The president, his cabinet, and the faculty did the work that led to SACS lifting of probation and Magic Johnson's historic gift. For you not to mention this in your piece is Black on Black Crime!
And who the heck hires a 76-year-old to build a school that still, despite the temporary breather, is still in bad shape? That same Board. And who does this hiring without consulting with the SCSU community of faculty, alumni, etc.? The same Board. Massa show is good to us ....
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