Raleigh, N.C. – State House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) sent a letter Friday urging Gov. Cooper and Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin to take necessary actions to protect property and residents in North Carolina’s capital ahead of expected unrest.
Read Speaker Moore’s letter to Gov. Cooper and Mayor Baldwin.
“Residents and business owners in Raleigh have suffered from the recurring violent destruction of their downtown too many times in 2020,” Speaker Moore wrote Friday.“The people of North Carolina’s capital city are in dire need of swift measures by your administrations providing confidence that their livelihoods will be protected in the days ahead.”“Elected leaders must not only send a strong message that protests remain peaceful. Our citizens depend on you to issue a powerful response that equips public safety officers, implements curfews, and takes all necessary steps to control yet another potential riot in the City of Raleigh.”
Raleigh media outlets are reporting “store owners are wary….about speaking out after enduring so much these last few months.”