Duke Energy / refusal to remove &dangling shoes& from power lines

Charlotte, NC, United States

Duke Energy will not remove "dangling shoes", a known gang symbol to mark a drug sales location, gang killing and gang turf from power lines. In addition they will not let any other entity remove the symbol from their lines. They have chosen to do so in other towns, such as Durham, NC but chose not to use resources for that purpose in Charlotte. A minor investment in removal of the symbol could make a difference in the war on violence and drugs, as well as create a positive communal influence. Why wouldn't Duke Energy commit a minor effort to the community they power?


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