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Re: “Protesters threaten to shut down Ravenel Bridge toward Mt. Pleasant at 4 p.m.

So far justice is being served in this case. I still don't think we have all of the facts. Black protesters, if you really want to protest then go to Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, etc. and protest black on black homicide. More black men are killed by other black men than by police. Black people killing black people--oh yeah, no whites, no protest. So you must not care about how many black men kill each other every day. And, stop shutting down the damn roads and interstates--geez.

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Posted by Deborah Swain Elliott on April 10, 2015 at 1:20 AM

Re: “Protesters threaten to shut down Ravenel Bridge toward Mt. Pleasant at 4 p.m.

If I was driving and protesters were blocking my way, i'd beep my horn to give them a warning, then continue driving whether they move or not (they don't have the right to stop me)

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Posted by Tim Hampton on April 10, 2015 at 1:10 AM

Re: “Charleston fights an uphill battle against short-term rental listings

Having lived downtown for about 20 yrs now...I will take a high paying guest on a nightly basis who is respectful of their surroundings over a college student/'professional' who feels entitled to thrash your property and has little to no respect for the neighborhood(or neighbors) on a monthly basis. I have seen both sides of the coin, there will always be good and bad renters, but VRBO renters and the like seem to be nearly trouble free for the neighborhood. To think renting every house on the block legally because it is more than a 30 day term somehow contributes to a better neighborhood is a crock of sh*t. What about landlords who have multiple properties with multiple units downtown...Uh oh, they do not pay ANY city taxes or fees. Some even accept mail & pay utilities at these addresses to receive a lower tax rate. I would suggest rental homes that ARE not short term need to be taxed and regulated. I would go even further in suggesting any type rental that is NOT owner occupied should also be regulated as a commercial enterprise. It's interesting the City can dedicate time to this but citizen services requests are an absolute joke.

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Posted by FOBofSC on April 10, 2015 at 12:12 AM

Re: “Bridge shutdown protest fails to materialize

You complete and utter idiots irresponsibly advertised a pointless protest for a situation that has already been resolved. Even sadder is the fact that nobody is surprised about this, it's just the Charleston City Paper after all, you can't give it away for free.

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Posted by Max Eckemoff on April 9, 2015 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Bridge shutdown protest fails to materialize

The headline of this story should read: CITY PAPER PAWNS

You guys got so used. Did any other news outlet in Charleston report on this press release email until after you "broke" the story? With your help, provocateurs were able to force our police to react to their silly threat. We had to pull police officers from their regular post at Krispy Kreme and force them to stand in a parking lot. Seriously though, this sort of prank breeds anger, endangers the whole community and hurts the cause of justice for ALL. Great job, Judith Miller.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on April 9, 2015 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Protesters threaten to shut down Ravenel Bridge toward Mt. Pleasant at 4 p.m.

Dumb idea. How is this helping anything? Awareness? The only ones who HAVEN'T seen this video are probably monks in some Tibetan monastery. This is expected from the same bloody crowd that refuses to let a good crisis go to waste for their own ends. Intellectual harlotry of the worst order.

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Posted by Scott McDaniel on April 9, 2015 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Bridge shutdown protest fails to materialize

Shame on these bogus "protestors" (?) and their rogue "leaders" (?). These wolf-crying frauds should be locked up for yelling fire in a crowded theater during this potentially tense time. This is a slap in the face to all of the decent Charestonians who sincerely want this case to proceed in a dignified and decent fashon and who are legitimately fighting for freedom and not for foolishness.

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Posted by Damon Fordham on April 9, 2015 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Protesters threaten to shut down Ravenel Bridge toward Mt. Pleasant at 4 p.m.

Apparently, you have to be black to be concerned. If you disagree with someone, then you're just a racist according to this thread. If you empathize, you're just trying to clear your conscience....so you all tell me...who continues to perpetuate racism? Methinks Ophelia doth protest too much....after all, blacks can disagree with whites all the time, but THEY don't ever get called racist. Get over yourselves.

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Posted by wickedmark on April 9, 2015 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Protesters threaten to shut down Ravenel Bridge toward Mt. Pleasant at 4 p.m.

I wonder if yall father was running on that tape and was killed what would you do,sit around I suppose , put yourself in some one else's shoes for a change , disappointing

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Posted by Brandi Morris on April 9, 2015 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Protesters threaten to shut down Ravenel Bridge toward Mt. Pleasant at 4 p.m.

Somebody publish this spoke person's name and address. I'll gladly be a part of blocking her driveway so she can't leave her own home.

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Posted by Mike Britt on April 9, 2015 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Protesters threaten to shut down Ravenel Bridge toward Mt. Pleasant at 4 p.m.

AND YOU CAN WALK HOME BECAUSE ALL THE CARS THAT STOPPED WILL BE TOWED. WANT TO PROMOTE VIOLENCE OUT OF ANGER? WALK IT OFF! ALL THE WAY BACK TO YOUR HOUSE!

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Posted by Lara Morris on April 9, 2015 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Protesters threaten to shut down Ravenel Bridge toward Mt. Pleasant at 4 p.m.

whats your point Ryan Erod? Tim Kelly is right, you really need to post something using some educational knowledge! This is a serious matter with people posting their opinions, you on the other hand are an attention seeking individual that needs a life! Sorry!

Posted by Donja May on April 9, 2015 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Protesters threaten to shut down Ravenel Bridge toward Mt. Pleasant at 4 p.m.

What happens if some of them get run over and killed.I am so sick of racism,that is all you hear anymore.

Posted by Paulette Riley on April 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Bridge shutdown protest fails to materialize

I really enjoyed the people in the last thread who said what the cop did was a horrible thing, then in the next breath said they would run people over if their commute got delayed.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Re: “The Agenda: National media descend on North Charleston; Rand Paul stopping by; The Masters tees off

I wonder if you would still be calling it a heinous killing if there were no video. I hope so. But given your track record, I wonder.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 9, 2015 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Bridge shutdown protest fails to materialize

lol

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Posted by AlexM on April 9, 2015 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Protesters threaten to shut down Ravenel Bridge toward Mt. Pleasant at 4 p.m.

Sounds like the same milktoast folks that kind of occupied Charleston wanted to kind of recreate the BlackLivesMatter protests. They think too much.

Who here remembers the time they asked the Police Department's permission to occupy Brittlebank park for a weekend. And the police were like, "Sure, whatever." Those were the days. (and you should've been in some of those "planning meetings.")

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Posted by CityDweller29403 on April 9, 2015 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Protesters threaten to shut down Ravenel Bridge toward Mt. Pleasant at 4 p.m.

The man was charged with murder what more can they want??? I hope they're all arrested. Come on people

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Posted by Timothy Walters on April 9, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Charleston fights an uphill battle against short-term rental listings

I'm with trollslayer- wasn't it the hotels who didn't have to comply with midnight bar closings downtown? I'm seeing a pattern here...

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Posted by Bina on April 9, 2015 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Charleston fights an uphill battle against short-term rental listings

Obviously this is against popular opinion here, but I believe in zoning laws and business licences. Most AirBnB rentals are not in areas zoned for commercial/hotel use and the hosts do not have licences.

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Posted by ChinaGirl on April 9, 2015 at 5:24 PM
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