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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say the city has already surpassed the total number of homicides for the entire previous year. From WBTV:

With a string of four homicides in five days, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Co. area has now surpassed its 2021 homicide mark.

A spokesperson for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department reported to WBTV that there were 87 homicide victims at this point in 2021.

So far in 2022, the department has tallied 101 victims.

That surpasses 2021′s total, which came in at 98.

Meanwhile, the Charlotte City Council gave the City Manager, Marcus Jones, a 14% pay raise. According to the Charlotte Observer, he’ll now make $435,000. Jones is the highest paid city manager in North Carolina. The Greensboro manager (who just got hired away from Charlotte) is paid $280,000, making him the second-highest paid manager in the state.

The President of the United States pulls is paid a salary of $400,000.

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