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Re: “In Downtown Durham, A Different Sort of Revival

That's terrible news. Somebody needs to put a stop to them.

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Posted by MichaelEdits on 08/14/2016 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Updated: Reports of Shot Fired at Crabtree Mall

I have several issues with what is in this article. Not with what you're reporting but with the information that was given to your contact on the scene. I was there when this incident happened. We were in Children's Place which is upstairs down by Macy's. After hearing a sound that sounded like something fell, I hear yelling, screaming and what sounds like thunder (from a mass amount of people running). People started running by into Macy's so we took off and did the same. I heard some lady say there was a bomb. And others said they were just running because everyone else said to get out now including mall security. Plus in today's world, I'm not going to stick around to find out what really happened.

I did not hear a spray of bullets as one person had said, I'm certain I would've heard that. Plus there would have been bullet holes in the area and shell casings from a gun that would "spray bullets".

One report says down by Lush. And someone had an Instagram video with what sounded like a shot that was fairly close. They were right by Lush in the video. Lush is not near the food court.

Eye witness accounts are saying it happened in the food court. So were there two shooters? The shop owner who saw two people arguing and one pulled a gun..there is no video footage of this anywhere?

Why would officers share false information that they had someone in custody?

We made our way to our car in the parking garage and were able to exit mall property turning left on Edwards Mill. We were waiting with other vehicles and we were on the second floor. Why were people allowed to leave the property at all? The cops were already on site when we were pulling out onto Edwards Mill.

In the chaos that I witnessed, a shooter or shooters would have had no problem getting out when everyone else did. Because we got out before the lock down. We were in the car and waiting before we even heard sirens.

Something happened and someone knows the truth..whatever it is. I'm not a conspiracy theorist because I live in the real world. I mean what would the reason have been to fake a shooting st the mall yesterday. Also I'm not a "crisis actor" as some have accused of others that were on the scene. There were hundreds of people running towards Macy's. There were hundreds of people everywhere. We had been in the food court area at Think Geek before we went down to Children's Place. The place was as packed as you would expect on a Saturday.

We will probably never know what really happened. If it was in fact a noise that was created by something falling..we'll never know. I do know that being in that situation, running with my husband and 6 year old daughter to get outside isn't something I want to go through again. It's hard to really feel one way or the other because you just don't know what really happened. Had it been a mass shooting, I would be in a very different place mentally this morning.

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Posted by KikiReese on 08/14/2016 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Updated: Reports of Shot Fired at Crabtree Mall

Injuries mainly from people panicking check out ABC11 for info.

-Raleigh Local

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Posted by dws88 on 08/14/2016 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Updated: Reports of Shot Fired at Crabtree Mall

I changed the headline to reflect the new information and RPD’s uncertainty. That being said, I wouldn’t characterize the original headline as “sensationalistic,” but rather a reflection of what we knew when the post went live. At the time, both law enforcement on the scene and witnesses fleeing the mall told us there was a shooting and people were sheltering in place.

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Posted by Jeffrey Billman on 08/14/2016 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Durham Ponders Possible Pot Enforcement Priorities with Push From FADE

I have a more simple solution than trying to change the way police enforce our laws.
Whereas, marijuana damages the young ,still forming teenage brain and Whereas marijuana negatively alters your motivation and Whereas smoking damages your lungs and Whereas marijuana use DOES tend to lead to other drugs uses and Whereas we are responsible people in a law abiding community, those laws being set by our duly elected officials in a open election and Whereas we are the parents of young children up to age 25 according to Obama then we ACCEPT as our parental responsibility to encourage our children to NOT SMOKE POT and as our personal responsibility to not SMOKE POT or BREAK the LAWS

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Posted by havenfunnsuninnc on 08/14/2016 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Updated: Reports of Shot Fired at Crabtree Mall

Care to change your sensationalist headline since there has been no shooter caught, no evidence of shooting, no bullet casings or anything?

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Posted by neutrino on 08/13/2016 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Durham Gets a New Online Radio Station in Troon, Which Will Focus on Recordings from Area Clubs Radyo Dinle

Posted by BStar on 08/13/2016 at 6:41 PM

Re: “The INDY's Tattoo Issue

how might facial Scarification imply the similar sense of the Spirit?

Posted by theseatree on 08/13/2016 at 12:07 AM

Re: “How to Buy an Assault Rifle in North Carolina

So i just stumbled across this site and am flabbergasted at the delusional people that have commented on repealing the 2nd amendment and anything related to that. I can understand banning or extremely limiting certain guns in the hands of some people. But to just flat out ban guns altogether would be pointless. I'm not going to research the exact numbers on all the guns owned, the flat out 100% premeditated deaths by guns, or even the deaths by guns that weren't premeditated but i'll just give you an example or two. Chicago's death by guns is through the roof and how many of those are from LEGALLY owned? I'm going to go out on a limb and says its a VERY tiny number, i didn't research it but i'm not stupid, i understand generalities. France has a ban on guns and there has been absolutely no deaths related to guns there...OH WAIT...there has...and not just one instance of it in the recent past. Someone referenced going to France because of that particular ban, little good that's going to do you as you are little more than target practice and i'm sorry to say, unlike TV and movies where you see people hiding behind couches and stuff and bullets never hit you, it doesn't happen like that, so you can't just run and hide from someone with an AK-47, for instance. Ban all or specific calibers of ammo or make it very expensive, you say? People will still buy it, steal it, import it, make their own. Wait, ban imports of ammo? Yeah, just like drugs are illegal to import, it's not going to stop the major players. the little people can't arm themselves because they can't get/can't afford ammo, now the big players (i.e. gangs, mob, drug know, people who have access to illegal stuff all the time DESPITE the law) have all the power and you and i are just, you guessed it, target practice. I could go on and on and on and bore you to death with REAL STUFF and not even have to give you a single number because what im saying is, to the best of my knowledge, fairly accurate. Lastly, the Pulse nightclub. It's disgusting at how 1 person could have so much hate in them that they would go those extremes and kill that many people. And from what i heard, the guns he used were legally owned by him. Come to find out, after the fact, this guy had been on a watchlist, had issues with anger, his father supported the Taliban at some point in time, he himself praised ISIS and said it was for them BUT he had the guns legally. So, who dropped the ball there? The government? The people who actually sold him the guns/ammo? His wife, his father, his son? None of them, to an extent. The government had him in their sights but cleared him, probably through the rubber stamp method, or fear of hurting someone's feelings because he was of middle eastern origin and practiced Islam. This, most horrible act, was the fault of that waste of space who bought the guns, bought the ammo and senselessly carried out a senseless act. I don't agree with stereotyping people and hatred because of their race, nationality, creed, religion, etc but when was the last time you saw a christian, jew, buddhist, satanist carry out acts like these? Do not bother flaming me, i don't care if you are offended by what im saying, i dont judge anyone for any reason until they give me a reason to judge them, in other words, if you are a gay asian rapper who practices Islam, if you are happy with your life choices, im happy for you. But if you hate me because i don't practice Islam, i don't like rap music and i love my gun, then i don't want to get to know you. I don't hate you, i just don't need you in my life. All in all, if you think taking away people's rights to carry a gun will make you safer, you are sadly mistaken. Do the research with an unbiased mind and really see what happens in places where there are no guns, but do so with ALL the knowledge. Who lives in these places? Who migrates to these places? What religions are practiced and tolerated there? Tons of other questions you need to ask before you can get the whole picture.
I apologize if i went off on a tangent, i write from the heart and it often leads me in different directions. Just be smart and open-minded before you judge others and condemn yourself. Get the facts.

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Posted by MyGunItHasaFirstName on 08/12/2016 at 11:13 PM

Re: “If Mama ain't happy … The most honest News and Observer obit ever

It mentions her "only daughter," but two are listed in survivors. Hmmmm.....

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Posted by Deborah Nash on 08/12/2016 at 10:37 PM

Re: “With Berries in Demand, Local Co-ops Won't Budge to Support Driscoll's Boycott

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).

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Posted by Victoria Bouloubasis on 08/12/2016 at 6:35 PM

Re: “With Berries in Demand, Local Co-ops Won't Budge to Support Driscoll's Boycott

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.

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Posted by Liz 1 on 08/12/2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “With Berries in Demand, Local Co-ops Won't Budge to Support Driscoll's Boycott

Victoria, Why didn't you post the whole letter carolyn wrote? You are not reporting the story fairly or unbiastly. Catherine Manone

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Posted by KiKi Manone on 08/12/2016 at 5:39 PM

Re: “With Berries in Demand, Local Co-ops Won't Budge to Support Driscoll's Boycott

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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Posted by ProDude on 08/12/2016 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Video Premiere: Louis Landry's "I Know a Guy" Updates the Bible

Thanks so much for giving me a platform to share this video far and wide. I appreciate everything the IndyWeek staff does to promote local arts music and culture !! Louis Landry

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Posted by Louis Landry on 08/12/2016 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Durham Co-op Continues to Sell Driscoll's Berries, Tells Customers to "Shop Your Values"

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.

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Posted by Saratonin on 08/12/2016 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Durham Co-op Continues to Sell Driscoll's Berries, Tells Customers to "Shop Your Values"

Maybe a new Co-op sign "Don't buy these berries"

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Posted by bottyguy on 08/12/2016 at 2:27 PM
Posted by Durham Lou on 08/12/2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Durham Ponders Possible Pot Enforcement Priorities with Push From FADE

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.

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Posted by BullCityBrian on 08/12/2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Durham Ponders Possible Pot Enforcement Priorities with Push From FADE

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.

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 08/12/2016 at 9:33 AM

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