Tuesday, February 19, 2013

McCrory's unannounced visit

After giving his first State of the State address to a packed General Assembly Monday night, Gov. Pat McCrory took a detour on his way back to the governor's mansion.

McCrory went to Duke University Hospital in Durham and visited Highway Patrol officer Michael Potts, an 11-year veteran who'd been shot during a routine traffic stop Monday, just an hour before McCrory delivered his speech. He spent time with the officer's family while Potts underwent surgery.

Potts was listed in fair condition Tuesday. Police later charged a prison parolee from Vermont with his shooting.

McCrory's visit was unannounced and unpublicized. A spokesman for the governor confirmed it to the Observer.

As mayor of Charlotte, McCrory prided himself on a close relationship with city police. He sometimes rode patrol with them. When he left office in 2009, he recalled a police shooting as his darkest hour. Two police officers, Sean Clark and Jeff Shelton, were shot and killed in 2006.

"That was a very emotional time . .. speaking at that funeral, both funerals," McCrory said at the time. "I didn't think I could make it."


Anonymous said...


Gov McCrory wont have to worry about attending any funerals on this one but the article is typically pro victim-criminal.

Dont forget the 2 good cops shot dead a decade earlier at West Boulevard homes.
Both cop killer thugs will never face death but cost NC taxpayers millions in free room and board.

Since there are 30 Republican Govs maybe GOP Gov McCrory could convince them to send all similar convicted killers too the south Cuban US Naval Base Guantanamo prison penal colony aka Gitgo with the muslim jihadist AQ.
This could save hundreds of billions of taxpayer funds overall but thanks to San Bernadino CA Sheriffs Dept for its great work on the late Dorner cremation too that saved a big wad.
Insurance will pay for the cabin.
Net loss to taxpayers? 0

Anonymous said...


Send all convicted murderers like cop killers or killers of Eve Carson and other innocents to Gitgo in the same cells with the muslim jihadists who behead their victims?

Great idea since they wouldn't be having fun with the homies in American jails off taxpayers. Convicted felon murderers automatically lose their US citizenship.

Lets see how badass these convicted killers are living with deadly crazed muslims who enjoy screaming to pagan allah while cutting off peoples heads at the neck.

Send them all to Gitgo paradise espec killers spared under the bogus Racial Justice Act BS. And dont even think about any homo activity at Gitgo.

Anonymous said...


Typical lowdown dirty liberal canniving lowlife scum ...

Anonymous said...



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