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ORANGE COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Gov. Bev Perdue spoke publicly today for the first time since granting pardons of innocence for the Wilmington 10 Monday.

During a visit to a school in Orange County, Perdue said she is “proud of the decision, and I stand by it.”

“I think the criminal justice system’s main purpose is to be fair and to ensure that all of us get a really fair, good trial based on evidence, not based on race or any kind of prejudice against our sex or our religion, and if you read some of the trial notes, clearly there was overt prejudice and racism involved in the Wilmington 10,” Perdue said. “These men and one woman have been persecuted for more than four decades, and it was time to right this wrong.”

Perdue’s term as governor ends Saturday when Pat McCrory takes the oath of office in a private ceremony.

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34 Comments on "Perdue proud of Wilmington 10 pardons"

Citizen of the Republic
2015 years 9 months ago

The Guv aka Beverly the demented, just made a small down payment to her fan base for the future.

As a Governor, she was a total failure.

Remember her comments about suspending elections for “the good of the country”?

Just remember this when another Democrat wants the job. Will they too wait until the last hour, and grant concessions to The Reverend Barbour and the irrelevant NAACP.

When the money runs out, and common sense see’s a rise, she and her party will still pander, and grovel at the feet of the NC church activist that carries his own tent on his shoulders.

Revoke the tax exemptions for church’s that promote political activism instead of service to God.

2015 years 9 months ago

May 12, 1977 Wilmington Star News – Burgaw – “Allen R. Hall Wednesday angrily denounced the Wilmington 10 arson-conspiracy convictions as a frame-up and said he acted alone in burning down a white-owned grocery store during racial unrest in 1971.”

Continued on Page 2A http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1454&dat=19770512&id=wrUsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KBMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5424,2033895

Guest CommonTater
2015 years 9 months ago

It seems ole Willie Vereen is seeking compensation. That pretty much opens the door for all of them to do the same. Hey bev….. you willing to foot the bill here? I thought not. Yet another skid mark for your reign…. pfft.

2015 years 9 months ago

So proud, she waited till the 11th hour, to do it. Today, Justice suffered at the hands of a Political Payoff.

fireman joe
2015 years 9 months ago

Most people are goin to be shocked when the movie Wilmington on Fire comes out. Its about the massacre of 1898 when wilmington was mostly african american . Groups of white mobs tried to wipe out african americans in the city burning black business and homes. Wilmington 10 was nothing compared to this!!!!


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