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Re: “Wake County public school student still in jail 12 days after arrest

Seriously she is a child...this child has no family to protect her. I bet if she did and was not minority this would not happen so readily. As a matter of fact as a MSW who studies this particular topic I know this for a fact. Set her free or advocates will come to ensure she is.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by justicenow1825 on 03/21/2014 at 2:52 AM

Re: “Molotov Mitchell's plan to move the state senate (farther) right

Another looney in search of a tune! Or another cowboys who is all hat, no cattle.

9 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by cityfox on 03/21/2014 at 2:31 AM

Re: “Adventures on Fried Chicken Boulevard

Smithfield's! Ever-underrated but better than any alternative.

Posted by Alex Dunham on 03/20/2014 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Cry of Love vocalist Kelly Holland died depressed, but not alone

This article's tone is seedy, salacious and depressing. I'm not sure what the point is other than to tell a cautionary tale about an "almost famous" rock star. I'm going to take a wild guess that the author didn't know or ever meet Kelly. Although the facts stated may be 100% accurate, they're not 100% true, and paint a very narrow picture of a truly talented man that will be missed. Shame on you Corbie Hill and Indy Week.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Don O'Neil on 03/20/2014 at 3:28 PM

Re: “The REAL ID Act's costly implications for North Carolina Latino communities

Immigrants' rights supporters will "March for Licenses" Saturday afternoon in Raleigh, from Fayetteville Street to the Governor's Mansion and General Assembly building. Here's part of the press release they sent:

"Raleigh, NC - An estimated 400 North Carolinians, including immigrant families and their supporters, will be walking to the Governor's Mansion and the General Assembly at 4pm on Saturday, March 22nd as part of the "March for Licenses."

The walk will begin promptly at 4pm at Bank of America (421 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601) and continue on to Wells Fargo (150 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601). The group will then march to the Governor's Mansion and General Assembly.

The Department of Public Safety released an immigration study on March 7th. The study concludes:

- Issuing driver permits to undocumented immigrants will make North Carolina roads safer.

- North Carolina’s economy is highly dependent on immigrant labor and consumer power.

- Punitive measures against undocumented immigrants will lead to labor shortages, as happened in Georgia, which could harm North Carolina’s economic recovery."

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Bob Geary, INDY Opinion Columnist on 03/20/2014 at 1:07 PM

Re: “And the winner of the Bull City Vegan Challenge is ...

Lisa Sorg and INDY Week: This article and all of your other coverage of the Bull City Vegan Challenge has been so awesome!! Thank you!

Posted by Loren Hart on 03/20/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Film review: Veronica Mars

Kevin, it is playing at Southpoint in Durham right now.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Brian Howe, INDY Associate Editor on 03/20/2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Cry of Love vocalist Kelly Holland died depressed, but not alone

I knew Kelly before his demons took over...this article, while true, was heartbreaking. He was such an integral part of the Raleigh music scene and was cared about by so many. While I understand the need to dig deep for the story, I also understand the need for those who loved him to have an article that focused more in his successes than failings. Yes he was a deeply troubled soul...but more importantly, he was a friend...a brother to his music family...and one of the greatest rock voices of all time. He may have created his own demise but he also filled so many people with beautiful memories and beautiful songs.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tracy Easterday Buchanan on 03/20/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Duke Symposium on "Scaling Innovations in Global Health"

Here's the link to the symposium website: http://www.dukesead.org/2014-symposium.htm…

Posted by ncsu_grad on 03/20/2014 at 9:08 AM

Re: “The two faces of Bo Lozoff

This article leaves a lot of important information out which is in the transcript of the full interview with the reporter. Please read that interview for yourself if you are questioning Bo as a person or a source of inspiration. I'm glad I did. I read this article and felt horribly about Bo but after I read the transcript I understood the context of so much that was going on, which this article leaves out. http://www.indyweek.com/pdf/082708/BoLozoffTranscript.pdf

The most important thing to realize is that when dealing with many people who've not only ended up in prison, but are fresh out of it, is that you are going to be dealing with some of the most extreme dysfunctional people possible, and that comes with a lot of headaches. There's no lack of drama, that much is for sure. I've only dealt with a few messed up people in my life and can barely imagine the types of nightmares Bo and Sita had to work through. It's no surprise they shut things down, and it's no surprise that they couldn't find a single other program like it available, which was their motivation for starting it up in the first place.

This article is out of context, and it's unfortunate because the public won't take the time to dig deeper and find out what was going on. They'll just read the couple of lines on wikipedia this article generated, and google will forever have demonized Bo Lozoff, a man who has been of immense inspiration to countless thousands, far beyond what is reasonable.

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Posted by Jay Jenkins on 03/20/2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “The REAL ID Act's costly implications for North Carolina Latino communities

Our choices? We don't have to do anything to fix her problems. What about her choices--

1. Continue to stay in this country and North Carolina illegally and drive illegally. Perhaps she will be extra super duper careful so as to minimize the likelihood she will be caught. Risky but she is only breaking one additional law.
2. Leave the country. All problems talked about here are solved.
3. Leave North Carolina to go to a state where she can drive legally though she will still be in the country illegally. Driving problem solved.

And there may be others that I can't think of right now, like stop driving altogether if she can make that fly.

I am OK with whatever she does, our society will survive no matter her choice. Looks like she has already picked No. 1.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 03/19/2014 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Molotov Mitchell's plan to move the state senate (farther) right

I need to move into this district so I can vote for this guy. Oh wait, Voter ID doesn't kick in until 2016, I can vote for him as much as I want, sweet!

Memo to Progressives: you may not have liked the Republicans having control. But this was just a warm up. Come 2015, your full-blown nightmare will really begin.

6 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 03/19/2014 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Re: Kay Hagan and Obamacare

ObamaCare is an epic train wreck that is getting worse and worse as time goes on. As of now, because of Obama's illegal and unconstitutional delays for political reasons, it has not yet hit everyone but it is coming to a household near you soon.

We intend to boot all politicians who had anything to do with bringing this disaster upon us in November.

But...in the meantime, enjoy the moronic ads put out by Obama trying to sell young people on it.

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 03/19/2014 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Molotov Mitchell's plan to move the state senate (farther) right

Michael, you know as well as I do that when regressives talk about providing incentives to the unemployed, they mean that the unemployed have no incentive to find work. And they'll say that even though thousands if not millions of the unemployed in the US have been looking for jobs for months/years.

Mitchell changed his first name to Molotov. He gives his side of the story as to how/why that happened, relating it to his incendiary ways and the Molotov Cocktail. He said it---I didn't have to. His actually wanting to be called Molotov demonstrates the guy has a screw loose. And the origin of the term relates to communism, Naziism, and rioting. (Via Wikipedia): "The name "Molotov cocktail" was coined by the Finns during the Winter War. The name is an insulting reference to Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov, who was responsible for the setting of "spheres of interest" in Eastern Europe under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in August 1939. The pact with the Nazis bearing Molotov's name, which secretly stated the Soviet intention to invade Finland in November 1939, was widely mocked by the Finns, as well as much of the propaganda Molotov produced to accompany it, including his declaration on Soviet state radio that bombing missions over Finland were actually airborne humanitarian food deliveries for their starving neighbours.")

I believe that poor are poor within the relative context of where they live. Mitchell. Michael and Alden are but a quick thought away from saying there is no poverty in the USA because American poverty isn't Third-World-poor enough. And I can imagine such a belief then moving quickly on to "so we don't need any government assistance for the Americans with few resources."

I don't believe concealed carrying in places that serve alcohol is a freedom. I believe it's pure stupidity, as it puts innocent people at greater risk.

And, Alden, my nickname has been Mickey and/or Mick for 64 years. It was given to me by my family who were big NY Yankee fans and Mickey Mantle fans. I am not of Irish decent. You only betray your own intolerance by believing that the name "Mick" can only be a derogatory term for the Irish.

16 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mike Voiland on 03/19/2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Cry of Love vocalist Kelly Holland died depressed, but not alone

Would have much rather read a celebration of the positive qualities of an incredibly talented musician and friend. But, that's just me I guess.

27 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jeff JD Dennis on 03/19/2014 at 8:14 PM

Re: “ComedyWorx celebrates 25 years of nurturing local improv

I will not use the comments section to mention my longform group, Sock Monkey Murder Farm, is playing at Comedyworx this Friday at 10:00.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Philip Kruh on 03/19/2014 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Molotov Mitchell's plan to move the state senate (farther) right

Molotov would help restore the foundation which the subversives have long tried to destroy.

6 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Robby Castillo on 03/19/2014 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Molotov Mitchell's plan to move the state senate (farther) right

LOL at citing the Southern Poverty Law Center, an extremist organization dedicated to propaganda.

11 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Matthew Aaron Smith on 03/19/2014 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Film review: Veronica Mars

Was it a limited release on March 14? Anyone know, cuz it's not playing around here . . .

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kevin Worley on 03/19/2014 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Molotov Mitchell's plan to move the state senate (farther) right

Just something to keep in mind, Jason "Molotov" Mitchell is profiled as an extremist on the Southern Poverty Law Center's website: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/inte…

16 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by sanchedm on 03/19/2014 at 4:32 PM

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