DNC2012 http://wfae.org en Charlotte Sees Overall Drop In Crime In 2013 http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-sees-overall-drop-crime-2013 <p>CMPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chief Rodney Monroe delivered the <a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CMPD/safety/CrimeStat/Documents/CS13Dec-MonthlySummary.pdf" target="_blank">end of year crime statistics</a>&nbsp;on Wednesday. Overall, the number of crimes dropped by 5.5 percent in 2013.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of burglaries and stolen vehicles reported decreased, but homicides and rapes increased.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:15:29 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 43529 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Sees Overall Drop In Crime In 2013 DNC: Nearly $500,000 Of Equipment Was Lost Or Stolen In Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/dnc-nearly-500000-equipment-was-lost-or-stolen-charlotte <p>To stage last year’s Democratic National Convention, the local host committee raised millions of dollars, much of it for computers, phones and other communication devices.</p><p>Now it appears a sizable amount of that equipment was lost, stolen – or perhaps kept by the staffers it had been assigned to.</p><p>The Democratic National Committee said it recently sent the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department a spreadsheet detailing $496,000 worth of missing equipment. CMPD created an incident report in May.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:09:31 +0000 Steve Harrison/Charlotte Observer 29692 at http://wfae.org CMPD's DNC Spending Details Revealed http://wfae.org/post/cmpds-dnc-spending-details-revealed <p>The DNC seems a distant memory, but we're just <em>now</em> getting details of how Charlotte police spent a $50 million grant federal grant for convention security. And, the Department of Justice has released an analysis of CMPD's work during the DNC, which it recommends future convention cities study closely.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:48:01 +0000 Julie Rose 29184 at http://wfae.org CMPD's DNC Spending Details Revealed DNC Host Committee Still $10 Million Short http://wfae.org/post/dnc-host-committee-still-10-million-short <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Charlotte host committee is still $10 million short of its fundraising goal for the convention and has had to tap a line of credit guaranteed by Duke Energy.</span></p><p>A new report shows the committee made little progress – barely a drop in the bucket -- with only half-a-dozen contributions in the past few months. So Duke Energy may just have to foot the bill after all.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two years ago, DNC organizers were confident they wouldn't need to use Duke Energy's $10 million line of credit.</span></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:14:53 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 20626 at http://wfae.org DNC Host Committee Still $10 Million Short CMPD Set To Expand Reach Of Surveillance Network http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-set-expand-reach-surveillance-network <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department has more than a hundred new security cameras Uptown. They were purchased through a federal grant for the Democratic National Convention. Nearly five months later, they’re still in place. But </span>CMPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says they could be put to better use in high-crime areas.</span></p><p></p><p>CMPD’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Video Observation Room is a little bit </span>sci-fi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:41:25 +0000 Ben Bradford 20486 at http://wfae.org CMPD Set To Expand Reach Of Surveillance Network Behind-The-Scenes Details Emerge Of Police Work During DNC http://wfae.org/post/behind-scenes-details-emerge-police-work-during-dnc <p>Some behind-the-scenes details of police operations during the Democratic National Convention are coming to light.&nbsp;</p><p>The $50 million federal grant Charlotte got for DNC security included a requirement that outside consultants monitor CMPD's efforts and prepare a report. Deputy Chief Harold Medlock says the report praises CMPD's coordination and communication with protest groups, including Chief Rodney Monroe's constant presence on the street during demonstrations.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:29:43 +0000 Julie Rose 20320 at http://wfae.org Behind-The-Scenes Details Emerge Of Police Work During DNC DNC Meant $163M For Charlotte-Area Economy http://wfae.org/post/dnc-meant-163m-charlotte-area-economy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An outside study released Monday says the Democratic National Convention pumped $163 million into the Charlotte-area economy – making it the largest tourism event the city's ever held. </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose has this analysis of the study.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:26:17 +0000 Julie Rose 20299 at http://wfae.org DNC Meant $163M For Charlotte-Area Economy DNC An Economic Boon Or Bust? Answer Comes Today http://wfae.org/post/dnc-economic-boon-or-bust-answer-comes-today-0 <p>Original estimates placed the economic impact of the DNC in Charlotte between $150 million and $200 million. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We'll know today if it came close. </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose reports:</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte tourism officials have been known to over blow predictions of economic impact for various conventions, so they hired an outside firm to come up with a credible number for the DNC.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:41:42 +0000 Julie Rose 20160 at http://wfae.org DNC An Economic Boon Or Bust? Answer Comes Today First Lady Michelle Obama Campaigns In Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/first-lady-michelle-obama-campaigns-charlotte <p></p><p></p><p>Last weekend, volunteers for both campaigns knocked on doors and called voters to get them to head to the polls. There were also some big names in the area – at least for President Barack Obama.</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:05:16 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 15051 at http://wfae.org First Lady Michelle Obama Campaigns In Charlotte The Week In Politics: "Unaffiliated" Voters, SuperPAC Enters Judicial Race, DNCC Funding Falls Short http://wfae.org/post/week-politics-unaffiliated-voters-superpac-enters-judicial-race-dncc-funding-falls-short <p>Early voting is now underway in North Carolina. And this year, registration data show more voters are choosing not to affiliate with any political party. One quarter of the state’s electorate is now “unaffiliated”---a rise of 21 percent since 2008. In fact, in Mecklenburg County, unaffiliated voters have overtaken Republicans. But NOT SO FAST says WFAE’s political analyst Michael Bitzer. He’s been analyzing the data, and he tells Duncan McFadyen just because people are distancing themselves from parties, it doesn’t mean they’ve changed their partisan leanings. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:17:29 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 14160 at http://wfae.org The Week In Politics: "Unaffiliated" Voters, SuperPAC Enters Judicial Race, DNCC Funding Falls Short