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Alma McCarty WFMY News Digital Published 4:09 p.m. UTC Jul 7, 2018 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A North Carolina man has lost his day job and pool chairmanship after an allegedly racially charged incident recorded on a cellphone Wednesday went viral. The Winston-Salem Police Department confirmed they received a "disturbance" call on July 4 around 1:21 pm at the Glenridge Community Swimming Pool. The caller identified himself as Adam Bloom and said he was the chairman of the pool, according to the police report. Officers spoke with Bloom who said he was concerned that a woman identified as Jasmine Abhulimen was using the pool without authorization to do so. The responding officers determined during their investigation that Abhulimen did have proper access via her pool access card. The officers said no crime was committed. Abhulimen recorded the incident on her cellphone and the video has since received national and … [Read more...] about ‘ID Adam’: Man who questioned black woman’s right to use pool loses job
By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk The North Carolina man accused of racial profiling after asking a black woman for her identification at a neighborhood community pool no longer has a job because of the “terrible incident,” the Winston-Salem Journal reported. >> Read more trending news Sonoco Products, an international packaging firm that has its headquarters in Hartsville, South Carolina, posted on its Facebook page Friday that Adam Bloom was “no longer employed by the company in any respect.”Although the Fourth of July incident in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, occurred away from work, Sonoco wrote on Facebook that it did not “condone discrimination of any kind.”Jazmine Abhulimen, whose Facebook page listed her as Jasmine Edwards, posted video of the incident on the social media site, writing that “This is a classic case of racial profiling in my half a million $$ neighborhood pool. … [Read more...] about North Carolina man who called police on black woman at pool loses job
Tyler Whetstone Knoxville News Sentinel Published 12:17 p.m. UTC Jun 22, 2018 Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero made it a point, when announcing the city’s 26th police chief Eve Thomas Thursday, to address a conclusion people would be quick to draw. Rogero said she was sure people would say the only reason the city’s first female mayor appointed the city’s first female police chief was because of her sex. Not true, Rogero said. "As everybody knows I am the first woman mayor of Knoxville. Of course, I am thrilled to make this appointment," she said, "but not because she is a woman. She is qualified.” More: 'A servant's heart': Knoxville officials praise new police chief Eve Thomas Later, when speaking to the media for the first time as a newly named chief, Thomas said she doesn’t see the situation as a “female/male thing.” She’s simply the new chief, she said, being a woman is an added bonus. Former Knoxville Mayor Dan Brown … [Read more...] about Eve Thomas joins small, growing group of female police chiefs
Therese Apel Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 5:57 p.m. UTC Jun 20, 2018 A couple from North Carolina are behind bars in Brandon after authorities said they led police on a chase into Scott and Newton counties and allegedly had drugs in the car as well. Around 11:20 p.m. Monday, a Brandon narcotics detective stopped a 2015 Toyota Corolla for speeding on I-20 east bound near mile marker 57. The driver — later found to be Andre Coles of Winston Salem, North Carolina — stopped, but then allegedly fled the scene to evade police. The vehicle continued east bound where Rankin County Interdiction Team units joined in the pursuit. The driver finally came to a stop at exit 100 in Newton County. During the investigation it was found that Coles and his passenger, Alexuis Morgan of Winston Salem, were allegedly in possession of around two ounces of heroin and two ounces of methamphetamine. Coles and Morgan were arrested and charged with possession of a … [Read more...] about Man, woman arrested after police chase on I-20