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Black Charlotte Mayor Pro Temp tells hotel to cancel Amren conference.


Charlotte City Council member (and current acting mayor) and area race hustler Patrick Cannon urged hotel to deny American Renaissance[Amren] their 1st amendment rights.

Cannon publicly boasted that he asked the hotel to cancel on Amren and urged other hotels not to let them book their conference room.

From Charlotte Observer…

On Wednesday, American Renaissance magazine said plans for its annual conference are now in limbo because the hotel where it was scheduled to take place canceled the reservation.

An e-mail Cannon sent to a constituent early this week suggested he was lobbying local hotels to refuse to book American Renaissance.

Cannon wrote that he had contacted hotels and that “they seem to be cooperating.”

“An attempt was made for accommodations at another hotel but based on what I ask to take place they were denied again,” the e-mail said.

Jared Taylor, American Renaissance editor, said Cannon’s e-mail violated the First Amendment.

“It’s unconscionable (that) public officials would try to interfere in private contractual affairs,” Taylor said. “We have never run into this before.”

Taylor said Cannon’s e-mail reflected intolerance and was “profoundly hypocritical.”

Richard Toenjes, associate director of UNC Charlotte’s Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, said Cannon’s e-mail could be construed as a violation of free speech.

“If the person used his or her name which would be recognized as the name of a council member, I’d say the member was functioning as a public official and hence out of line interfering with protected free speech,” Toenjes said.