Jim Black to Plead Guilty to State Charges

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Jim Black will enter an Alford plea to charges in state court. The problem is, nobody seems to know what he's charged with.

It was unclear early Monday as to what specific charges Black would plead, but they are expected to be felonies, according to one source. Prosecutors are expected to put witnesses on the stand and present a variety of evidence during the hearing, the sources said.

An Alford plea allows a person to in effect enter a guilty plea without admitting guilt. The paper says Black will be sentenced as if he were guilty.

The article can be found at the Observer at this link.

More Charlotte news below the fold...

We also had news on Saturday that Coach Joe White's name has come out in discussions about Black's replacement. He currently serves as chair of the school board.

For a taste of what to expect, White says he hasn't promoted himself for the job, but would serve if asked. Nope, he didn't promote himself, but his wife did.

According to MCDP chair, Michael Evans, via the Observer, White might not have put his name in the running, but White's wife made the call. She also said White would only serve this term and wouldn't run for re-election.

We replace Jim Black for Joe White. I doubt they're as opposite as their names might imply.

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Working for Change told me she's hearing

there probably wouldn't be a decision until mid March. My mother might have told me, but I think it was WFC.

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News14 had this story earlier.

White mentioned to replace Black

Michael Evans says five people from his party -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools assistant principal Tricia Cotham, former Mecklenburg County commissioner Lloyd Scher, former congressional candidate Jack Flynn, former Charlotte City Council candidate Darryl Bonaparte and local mental health professional Judy Lewis -- are actively campaigning for the seat.

Looks like March 14 is the date.

Darryl Bonaparte

Would be a great choice. Plain and simple.

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Thanks for the link

I'll find out what I can about Judy. Tricia Cotham's parents have given lots of money to Easley and have been appointed to different boards. I don't know her very well, but that alone gives me a certain un - easleyness.

OK...that was bad....but you haven't punned in a while.

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uhuh

wont run for reelection...where have i heard that before?

oh yeah. Nifong. I think your "they might not be as opposite as the name implies" could be right on.

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I listed most above earlier except Darryl and Judy

Blue South is right. Darryl would be a good choice. I don't necessarily care if someone wants to run a second term. I just want someone who will be a strong voice and will do his/her best representing Charlotte. I don't need any empty promises. Darryl would be good. I would vote for him if he was running for election. I didn't know he lives in Blacks district.

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For those

that dont know who we are talking about, Darryl is a young guy. Very involved in the community, and the Black Political Caucus. A stand up guy who actually gets how important grassroots organizing is. He is a door knocker. The type of person who after a few terms would probably know everyone in his district personally that was willing to talk to him.

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Love the insight guys

was thinking....this is what it feels like to be a fly on the wall :)

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