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Re: “South Carolina’s rural roads named deadliest in the nation

Where != were

Y'all need an editor.

Posted by Jeff Human on June 28, 2017 at 3:56 PM

Re: “A look at the future of Charleston's transportation system

I live in West Ashley and I'm currently without a car. I bicycle to work along Sam Rittenberg blvd. which is a dangerous activity. Many drivers don't realize that bikes are -supposed- to use the roads, and many more have no clue as to the limited visibility that a cyclist has to cope with.

Any trip of more than a mile or two is best taken by bus, but given last year's cuts it takes at least an hour or more to get down to the peninsula. CARTA is obsessed with running their buses at a profit, or at least break-even and they've cut routes to the bone in order to maximize revenue at the expense of customer service. The #32 bus, which runs between Super Stop and Bee's Ferry only runs once per hour, even at peak times. Forget trying to go to Folly Beach, Mt. Pleasant or James Island. You'll spend much of the day traveling.

If you're not approaching sixty (like me), you can try bicycling down Ashley River Road. Sam Rittenberg -> Rivers avenue is right out, due to the intransigence of the SCDOT to modify the North Bridge to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.

By the time that CARTA and the COG get around to fixing these transportation problems, Charleston will be in gridlock. Businesses will not want to relocate here and skilled workers will not want to move here. 2040 is not soon enough. We've spent millions of dollars on 'studies' and what we've got is a dysfunctional mess. Smaller cities than Charleston have effective transit systems, why can't we?

Dave Crossley
Best Friends of the Lowcountry Transit

Posted by MelvintheBarbarian on June 28, 2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Sarah Miller brings a fresh, contemporary gallery to East Bay

Congratulations Sarah! Can't wait to come and see your treasures, your gallery will be a wonderful addition to the Charleston Art Scene! Best wishes, Celia

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Posted by celia Rochford on June 28, 2017 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg thinks body cameras keep black people safe

Thank you, Jessie! I attended the City Council meeting on June 20. I was shocked at the Mayor's unprofessional rant, and appalled that he would question the testimonials given by his own colleagues - a prime example of failure to see injustices that don't directly affect him.

Historically (and still today), the police have profiled rather than protected black members of the community, and there is earned mis-trust. One of the biggest ways to gain back that trust is to be completely open to the audit.

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Posted by Christine Jennings on June 28, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg thinks body cameras keep black people safe

"I cannot support what I fear is a greater commitment to preserving Charleston's reputation over real transparency and action."

Hit the nail on the head, as usual. So glad you're back to call out the bullshit. <3

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Posted by Kristen Michelle Milford on June 28, 2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Charleston city leaders clash over specialized audit for racial bias in police department

@localhutch, if this "minor league bunch of complainers" is made up of Charleston taxpayers (spoiler: they are) then they ARE funding whatever the city does. It makes sense to me (and to the principles of civic engagement) that they have a strong voice in whatever that is. The public servants of Charleston should remember that.

Posted by KayRoGi on June 28, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

WTH? The Charleston Pour House is a 400 to 500 person venue that hosts hip-hop, punk rock, EDM, indie, Americana, country and so much more. The only genre I can think of that doesn't happen there is death metal. It's one of the best venues in the country (and has been voted so). Yes, there are cover bands sometimes, but it's also a venue that has fostered many of Charleston's finest. Shovels and Rope used to play in the Cuban restaurant that was part of the venue 8? years ago. It's 7 minutes from downtown. There's free music nightly on the smaller of the two stages. What more can you ask for?

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Posted by eshokie on June 28, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg thinks body cameras keep black people safe

"Further, given that officers are rarely indicted for and almost never convicted of killing Black people, even with video evidence, could it be that there is a concern that body cam video doesn't necessarily facilitate accountability, therefore there's little reason to file a formal complaint when nothing gets done? I'm not sure how else to say this, so here goes: Body cameras do not protect Black people. Video evidence does not ensure justice."

FACTS.

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Posted by Benjamin Starr on June 28, 2017 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: The End, Again.

Thank you for making me laugh after every episode. I love Southern Charm but I think I love your recaps even more! Both are crazy fun.

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Posted by Kathy Hollis Reisert on June 28, 2017 at 6:16 AM
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