Controversial Unborn Victims Act Sent to Governor

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The North Carolina General Assembly recently delivered a bill to the governor’s office. If she signs the bill into law, the penalties for causing the death or injury of a fetus will change dramatically. The Unborn Victims of Violence Act, or Ethen’s Law, would allow a charge of murder, voluntary or involuntary manslaughter, assault or
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Warden Accused of Covering Up Prison Assault

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The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation recently arrested an administrator of a maximum security prison outside of Charlotte, charging him with one count of common law obstruction of justice. The charges stem from a former corrections officer’s statement that the warden had ordered her to destroy a video that was key to her investigation
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Legislators Propose Repeal of Racial Justice Act (p. 3)

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We’re wrapping up our discussion of a bill that’s sitting in a North Carolina House of Representatives committee, awaiting discussion and what’s sure to be a lively debate. The bill, HB 615, would “reform” the Racial Justice Act by forcing inmates sitting on death row to prove that their sentence was decided with a discriminatory
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