Why squelch small businesses? 'Carne asada is not a crime.'
Charlotte Observer Editorial
Posted: Monday, Apr. 04, 2011
When the City Council tightened the ordinance governing mobile food vendors, council members said they didn't intend to drive the trucks out of business. They were reacting, they said, to neighbors' complaints about traffic, noise and crime. In immigrant-heavy parts of the city, such as Central Avenue and South Boulevard, Latino vendors had a thriving business feeding late-night construction workers and others.
Cross-posted from http://www.durhamvoice.org/
By Kendra McNair-Worley
NCCU Staff Writer
the Durham VOICE
A recent shooting outside of an unlicensed club or “liquor house” on Delano Street in East Durham injured eight people and totally shocked the surrounding community. Now, residents plan to come together to find solutions to reduce crime.
This goal will be made a little bit easier with the help of Action NC. Members hope they can address their concerns about conditions more effectively by working as a group rather than as individuals.
Durham residents share their experiences at Action NC’s recent “Ban the Box” meeting. Ban the Box is a national campaign to push employers to remove questions about whether or not applicants have been convicted of a crime from initial job applications.
This article is cross-posted from wsoctv.com.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Thousands of people all across the country rallied against immigration reform on Saturday, including in Charlotte.
They're fighting a new Arizona law that lets officers question people about their immigration status. They're also fighting North Carolina's well known 287-G Program that deports illegal immigrants after they commit a crime.
Hundreds of protesters even clogged traffic Saturday afternoon as they marched from Marshall Park to the Mecklenburg County Jail.