June 28, 2013 -
A website publicizing details about people arrested in nonviolent protests at the N.C. legislature expanded this week to include salaries of arrestees who are public workers -- and suffered a setback when local officials said they’d no longer take arrestees' mugshots. Meanwhile, private data-gathering efforts in another state are generating controversy over their use for political retaliation.
June 19, 2013 -
The Civitas Institute is publicizing the names, residence, political registration, employers, and other details of those arrested at the ongoing NAACP-organized protests at the legislature. The project calls to mind how Southern civil rights opponents once published the names of NAACP supporters in newspapers to encourage retaliation against them.
February 15, 2012 -
Students in Raleigh, North Carolina -- the home base of top Republican donor Art Pope -- are picketing Pope's stores, hoping to highlight a disconnect between his low-income, minority shoppers and the conservative agenda his money supports.
October 3, 2011 -
A new profile of North Carolina power broker Art Pope by Jane Mayer of the New Yorker brings national attention to the conservative benefactor's growing advocacy and electoral empire.