It mentions her "only daughter," but two are listed in survivors. Hmmmm.....
Catherine - it isn't journalistic practice to include an entire interview in a reported piece, nor is it an obligation to include an entire email correspondence. Carolyn Twetsen responded to my questions in paragraph form, very clearly and articulately, with the understanding that I would parse it into quotes to fit the article. Instead, I decided to use the meat of the email that emphasized the angle the story took. If you would like to email me, I can in turn ask Ms. Twetsen if I can share her entire email with you. Weaver Street Market did not make a public statement such as the one Durham Co-op made (which is linked in this story and partly included in yesterday's story).
I believe the response that would cater to "affluent consumer demand" would be to only stock local or non-Driscoll berries which would be crazy expensive! Just vote with your dollars, people! It's not the store's job to dictate what people should or shouldnt buy.
Victoria, Why didn't you post the whole letter carolyn wrote? You are not reporting the story fairly or unbiastly. Catherine Manone
People who are boycotting Driscoll need to see the bigger issue here. The fact that there are labor laws in the US that allow this kind of thing to happen in the first place. If you think the issue begins and ends with Sakuma brothers, whom Driscoll buys a small portion of their berries from, then you are sadly mistaken. If you eat avocados, bananas, or really anything that didn't come from a Fair Trade Certified farm, then it was likely as cheap as it was because of unfair labor practices. When in stores I regularly hear customer complain about the high prices of produce. Terms like "Whole Paycheck" come to mind. Well if you want food grown responsibly, by workers who are treated fairly, then be willing to pay the price for it. Unfortunately we have a very broken system, where underpaid people need cheap food to survive on, which is made cheap because they were produced or harvested by underpaid people. So stop focusing on the small issue, and start doing something about the larger problem!
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Not purchasing berries from the Co-op in order to "shop your values" doesn't do any good. The Co-op has already bought the berries and given Driscoll's their money. The damage is already done.
Maybe a new Co-op sign "Don't buy these berries"
what a moron
If DPD gave the same amount of attention to simple possession as it does to stop sign, crosswalk, and school zone violations, that'd be about right.
If the city of Baltimore can systematically trample constitutional rights and target African American citizens for 20 years (as illuminated by a recent article on The Atlantic) through wink and nod policy, and basically get away with it (well, until that unfortunate accident with the rough ride and spinal injury), I think the DPD can figure out a way to "unofficially" (cough) not arrest people for pot.
It's really not that difficult. Just don't charge people. Problem solved.
"But city officials aren't quite clear as to what needs to happen if they decide to deprioritize misdemeanor marijuana arrests since marijuana is regulations are set by the state. "
You have an extra "is" in this sentence.
"There's two thoughts to this—pass an ordinance or directing the Durham Police Department to make misdemeanor marijuana arrests a low priority. And one of those options has less chance for the General Assembly to get involved than the other. "
There are, not "there is", two thoughts...
Thanks for catching that, Paige. It's fixed now.
Hey, fix that last sentence; you basically are saying Copley's mom wants help burying him.....
I'm confused. This appears to be a factual, snark-free article in the Indy Week. I didn't know those were allowed :)
Congrats on the new gig, Lauren - show 'em what journalistic integrity looks like!
sad asd sa
Thanks RobU. This review ran online only.
This is so sad.
America should be ashamed of itself today.
I have $1,000.00 for Acosta's bond.
Where can we pay the fee?
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