Hill's backers take Taylor's words out of context? See original source. | News | Indy Week
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hill's backers take Taylor's words out of context? See original source.

Posted by on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 1:17 PM

We were prompted by some of the responses on the site to a story that ran last week about the Durham sheriff's race to provide some additional information on a few comments that have appeared on the story.

While Roy Taylor, candidate for Durham sheriff, did disclose to the Independent Weekly that his son has had trouble with the law (see full record here), critics are saying that in a You Tube video, he indicated that neither he, nor anyone in his family, had been "involved in any type of criminal activity." (Start watching at :41)

Taken as a direct quote without context, we see how this could be interpreted as Mr. Taylor saying no one in his family has committed a crime. But based on the context of the video, we interpreted this to mean Mr. Taylor is saying his family hasn't been victimized by crime while living in Durham. Here's the quote:

"Durham has had a reputation for as long as I can remember that it’s a dangerous place to go, that it’s crime infested. And I certainly don’t believe that’s true. … Having been a resident in Durham for 10 years, I have never had myself or my family involved in any type of criminal activity. So, just like in any other big city, there are places you know where you can go and it’s safe and there’s places where you don’t want to go."

Tags: , , , , , ,

Pin It

Comments (13)

Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News

More by Samiha Khanna

Twitter Activity

Comments

I have been HIV positive for 6 years and long for the day to be free of this disease. I …

by Isabella Williams on DOJ: North Carolina among leaders in prisoners with HIV or AIDS (News)

I have been HIV positive for 6 years and long for the day to be free of this disease. I …

by Isabella Williams on DOJ: North Carolina among leaders in prisoners with HIV or AIDS (News)

Latest videos from the INDY

© 2015 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation