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NC Election Day drug bust violated policing best practices

Brentin Mock
Controversy continues over an Election Day police operation in the small North Carolina town of Mount Gilead that disproportionately affected black residents. Such operations appear to violate policing best practices, but law enforcement officers involved defend their actions.

Was Election Day drug bust an attempt to intimidate black voters in NC?

Brentin Mock
A police sting operation in a small North Carolina town on Election Day led to the arrests of 59 people -- mostly African Americans -- for illegal possession of drugs, alcohol and guns. Some residents question the timing, saying they believe it was an attempt to intimidate black voters from showing up at the polls.