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What constitutes an extraordinary event?

Subject to expanded police powers to search people? Got me. As the Charlotte Observer reports, what qualifies is apparently rather random. ACC football championship game: No. Belk Bowl: No. New Year’s eve: Yes. CIAA tournament: Yes. Speed Street: Yes.

Sample quote:

When asked about events such as the Belk Bowl and the ACC Championship, [City Manager Ron] Carlee said he didn’t think their crowds were large enough to spur the special designation.

“I don’t know if those are as big as the CIAA and Speed Street,” Carlee said. “It’s a sense of the overall size of the crowd.”

He added: “Do we see any inherent danger with the CIAA and Speed Street? No.”

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