Discover more from This Week in the Triangle
Speaker Moore adultery lawsuit "resolved" | ActBlue money laundering | Raleigh apologizes for racist practices
No. 27 — Jul. 2-8, 2023
Speaker Moore’s adultery lawsuit “resolved”
Just two weeks after NC House Speaker Tim Moore was sued by a Wake County man over the affair Moore had with his wife, the lawsuit is now describe as “resolved” according to lawyers for both parties. Although Moore, the husband, and the estranged wife all released various statements and pieces of evidence to the media up till the announcement of “resolution”, it's been radio silence so far on the shape of the parties’ agreement. Given Moore’s own admission to the affair, as well as the other serious allegations in the lawsuit of deviant and corrupt behavior, there are two questions in my mind:
Does the “resolution” mean that the claims in the lawsuit are retracted, or merely that they will no longer be pursued in court?
Is this story as over as the lawsuit? Or will Republicans and the media still take seriously the admissions and allegations which were publicly made by and about one of NC’s most powerful politicians?
(After all, as compiled in NC Newsline, this isn't exactly Speaker Moore’s first brush with allegations of corruption)
ICYMI - Exclusive report:
Raleigh City Council issues apology for historical treatment of African-Americans (pdf)
This Wednesday, the Raleigh City Council passed a resolution endorsing a list of historical racial grievances; as “community reparative justice”, the resolution
Calls on the City, using expertise of City staff and others as the City Manager deems appropriate, to develop information to include on the City’s website explaining the history of enslavement and unequal treatment, segregation, Jim Crow laws, and urban renewal in Raleigh.
Directs the City’s Human Relations Commission to continue efforts to educate all people, public institutions, and private institutions about racism in all its forms consistent with the Commission’s adopted work plan;
Encourages City administration to assess needs and formulate projects, proposals, and budgetary requirements aimed at promoting equality, exploring the root causes of poverty and actions to address them, and addressing unmet needs of all people within the City of Raleigh, specifically including needs of the African-American community prompted by the history of enslavement and unequal treatment, segregation, Jim Crow laws, and urban renewal in Raleigh. In carrying out this directive, City administration should use the expertise of City staff and others as the City Manager deems appropriate, collaborate with State and County agencies, and provide options as allowed by law;
Commits to continue the City’s work to address racial inequities as allowed by law and periodically receive reports from the Human Relations Commission about efforts directed to eliminating discrimination and racial inequities.
Calls on all governments at all levels to initiate reparative justice policies and continue work to address racial inequities as allowed by law.
Although the language of the resolution isn’t as coded in race-Marxist concepts as it could be, it seems that “equity” or “equality of outcome” will be the most likely standard used by the city in their efforts to address “racial inequities”. In practice, especially when attempting to correct “unequal school systems” and “educational marginaliz[ation]”, this will likely result in the city attempting to discriminate against Whites and Asians, comparable to the type of racially discriminatory Affirmative Action at UNC which was recently ruled against by the SCOTUS.
Want to get in touch? I appreciate to getting your tips, thoughts, feedback, etc: email@example.com