Protesters took to the downtown streets Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2017 seeking to raise awareness and spur action to prevent more deaths at the Durham County jail, they said. About 30 protesters gathered in front of the Durham County jail Tuesday around 6 p.m. to protest the death of James Earl Staton Jr., who died late Sunday afternoon while in custody at the jail.
Activists leading protests at UNC-Chapel Hill about Silent Sam confront UNC police officer Hector Borges, who had been previously been undercover posing as an auto mechanic sympathetic to their cause in an apparent effort to keep tabs on what they were doing.
The Durham County Sheriff’s Office Hazardous Devices Unit worked alongside the Carborro Police Department to handle a rumored car bomb in the 2011 red Honda Accord registered to the suspect in custody for the explosion at the Davie Poplar in McCorkle Place at UNC-Chapel Hill. The unit detonated a "disruptive charge" in the trunk of the car, resulting in a loud pop.
James Hunt recorded this video as he approached a fire burning at the base of the Davie Poplar on the campus of UNC Thursday afternoon. Shortly after an explosion from erupted from the fire, the voice of a man shouting "Hail Satan' can be heard.
The notorious 11'8" railroad bridge on Gregson Street in Durham claimed another victim Thursday, the second in two weeks. This despite highly visible warning lights and signs. Go to 11foot8.com for more video from the bridge.