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Re: “Michael Slager’s attorneys ask judge to toss out video of Walter Scott shooting

Mr. Savage's quote, .."awful, but lawful." Absolute truth!

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Posted by Maria Mullis on November 4, 2016 at 2:47 AM

Re: “Michael Slager’s attorneys ask judge to toss out video of Walter Scott shooting

I bet he can u justify shooting unarmed man in the back multiple times. Smh

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Posted by Brandi Darling on November 3, 2016 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

Perfect role model for kids and adults alike.....if you are amoral.....…

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Posted by tupper29406 on November 3, 2016 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Michael Slager’s attorneys argue investigators intentionally deceived former officer

If you watch the video carefully, you can tell that Michael was really disoriented before he fired (due to struggle), and when the taser fell to the ground (you can see it in the video, I believe it fell next to Michaels left leg), Michael could not see it (he was looking straight ahead), so he still believed that Scott was in possession of the taser, and as Scott started to run away (he was not really running, he just started to run), Michael fired because he still thought that Scott had a taser (and possibly another weapon) and could possibly turn around at any time and taser Michael, so he (Michael) was in fear for his life. Yes, Michael then saw the taser on the ground (he did not know that the taser fell earlier), picked it up, and then dropped it next to Scotts body, but then picked it right back up and put it back on his belt Im sure his mind was very foggy at that moment (as anyones mind would be!). I am amazed how brave everybody commenting here is when they havent been what he has been through. And dont start with he is a police officer anybody involved in such intense struggle (which hasnt been captured on video for some reason!) would be disoriented. Like his lawyer once said, its nice for you all to sit back with a cold beer and yell racism,, he was unarmed, but when you are in that moment and you have no idea if he is armed or not, and you have a baby on the way, like Michael did, I would do the same thing to protect my life. Its much more complicated than the simple minds of BLM are trying to portray. I doubt any of you reviewed the video multiple times before making such harsh judgements. And no, I have no special interest in this case just a regular bystander. And by the way, I am a law abiding citizen, unlike Scott was, and Ive never hurt anyone, but I would never value my life at $6.5 million, $100,000 at the most, if I had a family; if no family, then my life is worth nothing, well, in monetary value, that is.

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Posted by Nina 1 on November 3, 2016 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

Better check your facts Ron.. its far worse than just emails. Anyone who thinks they might want to vote for Sec. Clinton.. better take a closer look at the corruption and pay for play with the Clinton Foundation. In actual fact, the FBI has been highly professional and investigating the corruption with the Clinton Foundation for over a year.
This is not going away and even after the election, people will be going to jail.

Anyone who wants to vote,as informed as possible, should look into this additional evidence for themselves.. dont take my posts for fact.
The Clintons are as corrupt in american politics as anyone can get not matter the party.

Bernie supporters should be mad as hell.

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Posted by artrogue on November 3, 2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

Gotta love the "both sides are bad" trope. Sure. Totally. One side has for its leader a person who laughs about sexual assaults, incites violence, makes fun of mentally handicapped people and has worked to alienate pretty much every demographic except white men. The other side has rational, experienced, calm person who did some shady things with e-mails - an act that has existed in politics since e-mail has existed. It's a real tough choice.

If you vote for the former, you must really be a self-loather, and you have no desire to see the women in your life, or your children, or anyone else around you who is different from you prosper even though you claim to love the freedom of opportunity that America allegedly has.

Real tough choice.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on November 3, 2016 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Gentrification hits home (and businesses) in Charleston

The City is still sitting on its hands regarding the expansion of bed and breakfast laws to allow homeowners north of the crosstown and elsewhere to operate a b&b, taking advantage of the advertising possibilities on websites like airbnb. In fact, in 1794, for example, flexible-term boarding-houses outnumbered hotels 29-to-1, and it was the most common occupation for women at that time, and for centuries before that across the world.

Instead, civic leaders in Charleston have allowed virtually unrestricted hotel development to occur, while homeowners who desperately need the added income that renting a spare bedroom or three would provide are being treated as criminals. Owner-occupied, flexible-term rentals have, since Charleston's humble beginnings not only contributed to housing affordability by creating vital income streams for homeowners, but have also contributed to local, neighborhood economies and grass-roots, organic economic development and growth, by spreading tourism dollars into areas not in traditional tourist-trap districts. This is all achieved while helping to preserve historic homes, thereby preserving the character of Charleston's neighborhoods. Conversely, hotels concentrate huge numbers of visitors in narrow corridors of the city, contributing to traffic and irrevocably altering the city's skyline, among other often deleterious effects.

Owner-occupied rentals like these pre-date zoning laws altogether, yet now hotels with their maximum-money donations to political campaigns have attempted to pull the levers of power in their favor, thereby strangling traditional, small, homeowner-occupied operations. Even in NYC, where residential density is far greater than in Charleston, they have always allowed short-term rentals where the primary-resident is onsite. Only in Charleston.

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Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on November 3, 2016 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Gentrification hits home (and businesses) in Charleston

Joe Riley was mayor for 40 years or so, and said one of the things he was most proud of was all the affordable housing created in Charleston and keeping Charleston a living breathing city where people in neighborhoods.

If Dwayne wants to have an honest discussion about gentrification maybe he should examine the ex mayor's leadership instead of blaming architectural preservationists?

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Posted by RASPUTIY on November 3, 2016 at 12:20 AM

Re: “Gentrification hits home (and businesses) in Charleston

I generally appreciate Dwayne's writing, but blaming the loss of Charleston's civic fabric on those who have fought to preserve the city's architectural fabric is misdirected. Affordability is a serious, pressing issue, and preservationists along with others are trying to address it. Attacking them won't help solve the problem. Would be great to see a piece that talks about ideas for solutions.

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Posted by Blan Holman on November 2, 2016 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Gentrification hits home (and businesses) in Charleston

Thank God Mbeth, I thought he was talking about you. I like Royall but I just don't want to drive out to Royall if I don't have to and y'all already know my opinion on Lowes. I want to walk in, ask for it, get it and leave, not wander around playing hide and seek with a orange jacketed employee who's hell bent on avoiding me and any other customer.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on November 2, 2016 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Gentrification hits home (and businesses) in Charleston

There is a hardware store off East Bay next to the Teeter.

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Posted by jo cannon on November 2, 2016 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Gentrification hits home (and businesses) in Charleston

Get your facts straight before writing an article please! There is no "east side true value" and EAST BAY TRUE VALUE on east Bay Street by the Harris Teeter is NOT CLOSING. we will be the only hardware on the peninsula but there is in fact still an open operating hardware on the peninsula.
Fact check city paper!!! You're erroneous reporting is hurting our home town local business now by not reporting the truth.

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Posted by mbeth on November 2, 2016 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

Our Youth are deceived : by the tenured perpetual students (their Utopian professors) who are responsible for this nations penal sentence to FAIL AS EVERY OTHER SOCIALIST COUNTRY HAS THROUGHOUT HISTORY.

If y'all Utopian professors could get a real job you would have. However, same Federal Sharia Law proponents (ie CLINTON, HUMA WEINER, and the host of random and sundry political CRIMINALS HOLDING WE THE PEOPLE HOSTAGE via OFFERING FREE GIFTS TO NON WORKING SLACKERS AND CLUELESS kids at the expense OF TRULY CONCERNED AND STUDIED PATRIOTS), perpetuate SLAVERY IN THESE CRIMINAL STATES OF AMERIKA AND excel at DECEIVING OUR YOUTH!

Your day is coming you political criminals. Karma rox!

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Posted by William Morgan on November 2, 2016 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

GOP spin created "crooked" Hillary. Email speculation is exactly the underhanded tactic Comey is undertaking, knowing that HRC's name can't be cleared by election day, fostering doubt, of which I have none. Trump's BAD for America and already has incited anger and violence, just like what happened in a bygone despot era:…

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Posted by tupper29406 on November 2, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

Artrogue is right. I despise both candidates - a silly oompa loompa (Trump) and a closet Republican (Clinton). I can not believe that these two are the cream of the political crop in the USA. I voted for Bernie. Cid95 is also right, the election hoopla reached a daily torturous loop on CNN months ago.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on November 2, 2016 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Gentrification hits home (and businesses) in Charleston

Once True Value goes I will have no choice but to drive all the way to Royall Ace in Mt P. as I straight up refuse to go into a frigging Lowes with its employees who hide in the back and who don't know jack shit about anything they sell and could care less. With traffic and flooding it may take me an hour or two. Once they put that circle in front of Royall, I am convinced some confused asshole (probably from Ohio - my Karma and all) will wack me a good one. I'll be sure to drive the "Classic" Rover albatross so I can finally be rid of it, I'll just carry Akim's phone number on the ride out there and back. As for King Street lately, I often get confused as to where I am at and have to be reminded I am not at Tanger or "The Mall" anywhere USA. We have been a vocal supporters for incentives to keep small family owned businesses in Charleston for years but nobody in a position to do something about it seems to give a rats ass. Bidnezz as usual in the Chuck. Rents going up and the chains moving in. All the squawking in the world after the fact will not make a difference. The Chuck, West Ash and Mt P. we all grew up in is long gone, the fat lady already sang and that boat done sailed, Dwayne. Welcome to Stepford.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on November 2, 2016 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Man dressed as bottle of 'Roofies' is the worst Charleston Halloween costume of 2016

1. Go to bar
2. Insult lots of other customers, make them want to leave, costing owner money
3. Be surprised when owner has you leave instead

Brilliant! I mean, I can't imagine why women just won't let rape jokes slide like they used to... they only get funnier with time and rape is SO rare after all.

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Posted by factoryconnection on November 2, 2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “It's time to bring back slavery

Slavery: bringing the poor and the rich together since God knows when

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Posted by Ben Van Trigt on November 2, 2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “It's time to bring back slavery

Yeah I don't agree with the way you push to treat the slave, I wouldn't enforce slavery on anyone I would give them a choice to live with you and give your life for the land but as a world instead of separately pushing for rights that other lands have we all have the same rights and as a people look after the land and it's people, being hired out to the middle to higher class people making the world like downtown abbey without all the douches which is kinda what the world is coming to be like, no-one really acts like a douche in the movies anymore and if they do they should be wisely made fun of, in a gentle way so as not to break him and leave him without his spirit, fair but firm should be the way you take care of a slave and don't get him mixed up with a sexual being his rights are to be protected or you can't have one until you've spent time yourself as a slave about a year should be enough might learn a few things as a people with a law like that, I can see us evolving into a well established global society with slavery at the forefront...government owned slaves as well as #automateduber; the middle to higher class are gonna help the government get back on its feet

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Posted by Ben Van Trigt on November 2, 2016 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Gentrification hits home (and businesses) in Charleston

Oh, yes!The whole area is a victim of gentrification! I remember when Wild Dunes was just that - wild dunes roamed by wild goats, and Mount pleasant was a sleepy village populated by some of the nicest people you could hope to meet. West Ashley was full of neighborhoods like the one I grew up in - quiet & peaceful. Now these places are full of "people from off" who don't give a hoot about us! They want gated communities where they and their friends can have their HOA's tell everyone how to look and live just like them!

These people also don't give a hoot about the peninsular neighborhoods. They are buying up houses that have been in families for generations & driving up prices in those neighborhoods (Wagner Terrace comes to mind) so that the remaining families face sharp property tax increases.

And the mom-and-pop stores that are closing all over the area just breaks my heart! I don't want to lose the Doscher's on Savannah Highway to a Whole Foods! We have a perfectly good Earth Fare over on Folly Road for those who want to shop for organic & GMO foods. Doscher's has been on Savannah Highway since, what, 1968? They carry local produce & sausage from Burbage's Meats, just down the road in Ravenel. They are a local icon.

What are we to do? How do we stop these people from off? How do we stop the developers from further trashing our city and her environs?

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Posted by newbattleaxe on November 2, 2016 at 2:03 PM
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