Monday, July 21, 2014

The Agenda: Tut tut, looks like rain; Few women in S.C. gov't; "Stop and frisk" draws scrutiny

Rally planned to raise awareness of North Charleston rail yard

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Update:The link below about Congressman Mark Sanford and medical marijuana banking was mistakenly tacked onto the following link about the recent State Supreme Court ruling. Both paragraphs have been updated accordingly.

If you didn't get enough rain last night, you will over the next few days. [P&C]

Congressman Mark Sanford supported two amendments last week that would open up the federal banking system to businesses in other states participating in the legal marijuana marketplace. [P&C]

Legislators say they're already planning to take action in response to one recent State Supreme Court decision that makes autopsy results exempt from state public information laws. [G'ville News]

A 252-mile cross-state bike ride benefit this weekend raised more than $176,000 for the Alzheimer's Association. [Live 5]

Even though two of the most powerful politicians in the state, Gov. Nikki Haley and Chief Justice Jean Toal, South Carolina ranks among the worst in terms of the number of women in the state legislature. [P&C]

The Charleston Police Department's use of "stop and frisk" is under scrutiny amid the investigation of the shooting death of Denzel Curnell, which was ruled a suicide, after an encounter with an off-duty Charleston cop who was working in the area. [P&C]

If you haven't already, read Paul Bowers' comprehensive story on the investigation after the release of the SLED report late last week. [CP]

A rally is planned in the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood of North Charleston to raise awareness of a massive railyard planned for the area. [P&C]

The NAACP's incoming president, Cornell William Brooks, is a 53-year old New Jersey lawyer originally from Georgetown, S.C. [NPR/WaPo]

Cover photo by Flickr user Jack Newton

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