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  • piene2 Jun 18, 5:59 p.m.

    "By the comments here I see there is not much change in the southern white mentality. BTW I am white."

    I much prefer the bigots of the sixties to the new crop now. They at least had honesty. The bigots of today do claim to be enlightened which we all know is total horse hockey. The bigots of the sixties wore their white robes and hoods proudly. Though they did wear hoods, we knew who they were. They did not skulk in the shadows, they stood proudly in the light of day. In their own twisted way they had honor and integrity that the current bigots do not possess. Though I do not in any way indorse the actions of the bigots of the sixties, I must acknowledge their integrity.

  • loprestw Jun 18, 2:37 p.m.

    If the NAACP is defending you, you are without a doubt, GUILTY!

  • not my real name Jun 18, 2:37 p.m.

    more of the same double standard.

  • kermit60 Jun 18, 11:58 a.m.

    affirmativediversity; Totally agree. Seems like he wants the rules to change based on the color you are.

  • getajobubum Jun 15, 7:00 p.m.

    Leave it to the NAACP and the ignorant Barber to make this a race issue...isn't that all they do?

  • SaveEnergyMan Jun 15, 6:42 p.m.

    The facts presented in this story sure sound like an open and shut acquittal. However, a jury of 12 still convicted him and I wonder what evidence they used. I don't buy the whole racism thing. WRAL, can you provide more from the prosecution than "too many unanswered questions".

  • ims1924 Jun 15, 6:28 p.m.

    Why is it that we havn't heard anything from Georgia's NAACP? Perhaps they work behind the scene instead of going out of state to beat their drums for attention. I really can't think of anything that Barber has done for what he calls HIS PEOPLE.

  • affirmativediversity Jun 15, 6:21 p.m.

    Local police agreed that McNeil acted in self-defense and did not arrest McNeil, but the local prosecutor still pursued the case.

    "John McNeil was afraid for his life and his son's life, and he did what any father would do," state NAACP President Rev. William Barber said Friday at a news conference outside the Wilson County Courthouse.

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    So Rev Barber are you trying to tell us that you've changed your position on the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin incident?

    In other words are you now saying that the use of deadly force is appropriate when a person feels threatened or is in immediate danger of physical harm?

    So, let me get this straight...its NOW okay with you for someone to use a gun to defend themselves even if they know, or suspect, the person they are going to shot does not?

    Some clarification might be in order here!

  • kjackson47 Jun 15, 6:05 p.m.

    For once i agree with something they stand behind but not because hes black but thathe was protecting his family . I would take out anybody threatening my family and had a feeling they would fulfill their threat

  • davidgnews Jun 15, 5:29 p.m.

    Redstarlean: Feel free to leave at anytime." Armando de Cabana Boy"

    What an utterly nonintelligent response to an otherwise truthful statement.

  • Jun 15, 4:15 p.m.

    This month, the good Rev. is all for stand your ground laws.

  • Bartmeister Jun 15, 3:28 p.m.

    The new south, yea right just like the old south but now all dressed up in a suit
    redstarlean

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    Don't forget the snappy bow tie. I kinda like the new AND old South.

  • RM24 Jun 15, 12:51 p.m.

    The African Americans???? SMH Figures. Where are you getting your statistics from??? You might want to check your "references" or "sources" again for validity and credibility.
    joycebethea

    Joy, do you have a TV or get any news ever?

  • Corova NC Jun 15, 12:49 p.m.

    Joycebethea, maybe you should check the facts and statistics from the federal and local departement of corrections. You might not like the truth!

  • RM24 Jun 15, 12:48 p.m.

    By the comments here I see there is not much change in the southern white mentality. BTW I am white.

    The new south, yea right just like the old south but now all dressed up in a suit
    redstarlean

    So if you want a murderer in jail now your a racist? Where again is this new south area you speak of where everyone kills everyone and does not fo to jail again? Or is it the black killers that are supposed to get away with murder? I'm having a hard time understand your racist statement I think?

  • Armando de Cabana Boy Jun 15, 12:33 p.m.

    Redstarlean: Feel free to leave at anytime.

  • redstarlean Jun 15, 12:19 p.m.

    By the comments here I see there is not much change in the southern white mentality. BTW I am white.

    The new south, yea right just like the old south but now all dressed up in a suit

  • RM24 Jun 15, 12:13 p.m.

    Go get them NAACP!!
    piene2

    YEAH YEAH YEAH! Turn ALL the MURDERERs Loose! We need all them back on the street. Go get'em NAACP!

  • joycebethea Jun 15, 12:05 p.m.

    The African Americans???? SMH Figures. Where are you getting your statistics from??? You might want to check your "references" or "sources" again for validity and credibility.

  • Scubagirl Jun 15, 12:03 p.m.

    Barber stirring it up in GA all the way from NC, nice

    NOT!!!!!!

  • ims1924 Jun 15, 11:54 a.m.

    Barber is now having to go out of state to get his name in the news. He needs to try and do something about the young blacks killing each other in NC.

  • kermit60 Jun 15, 11:15 a.m.

    Sort of like the Martin/Zimmerman case in reverse. In Florida it was all Zimmermans fault because he is not black. In georgia it's not his fault because he is black. On every statistical chart, local, state, or federal, the African Americans top the list for crime. They need to start fixing there own before looking at anything else.

  • piene2 Jun 15, 8:26 a.m.

    Go get them NAACP!!

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