The Agenda: N. Chs. police lead SC in pretext stops; Goff gets Order of Palmetto; Graham a 'light duty' reservist?

Graham on purported reservist duty: "I actually did zero"

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A Post and Courier report shows that the City of North Charleston Police Department leads the state in what are called "police contact stops" in which cops pull over a driver, but let them go without a citation—a little less than half of all stops made by NCPD cops from 2010 to 2014. Most of the time reasons for the "pretext" stops include careless driving, seatbelt violations, or tail light operation, which was the reason given when Walter Scott was pulled over in April. Source: P&C

Shocking new video has surfaced showing the possible return of Bishopville, South Carolina's infamous 'lizard man.' Source: ABC News 4

African-American doctors make up less than four percent of all the physicians in South Carolina, and Dr. Jonathan Jennings, who says he's the only minority doctor at Roper St. Francis' Mount Pleasant hospital, has filed a lawsuit against his employer alleging that Roper discriminated against him and other doctors. Source: P&C

Mother Emanuel interim pastor Norvel Goff was awarded the Order of the Palmetto by Gov. Nikki Haley at a Georgetown dinner held in his honor on Friday. Source: South Strand News, AP

No word on whether she attended, but Haley was one of 16 elected officials who reportedly were invited to this weekend's Koch brothers donor retreat for high-powered, high-dollar political contributors. Source: WaPo

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's service as an Air Force reservist is often cited as part of his political bio, but a Washington Post report over the weekend details that Graham's ascent up the military ranks included less than 108 hours of training between 1995—2005 and held a "no-show job" as a "senior instructor" at a military JAG school in Alabama. Graham to WaPo on that job: "I actually did zero ... I don't know why they picked that title." Source: Washington Post

Chinese textile companies finding it hard to turn a profit in overseas mills that once took the jobs of Upstate S.C. workers are once again hiring the people whose jobs their workers replaced a generation ago. Source: NYT

From Miami Herald opinion columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr.: "Hey, Dylann Roof, a race war is nothing new" Source: The State/Miami Herald


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