Raleigh, State Should Expect Patrols and Checkpoints over July 4th

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If it’s summer, it must be checkpoint season. The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program announced the results of its Memorial Day Click It or Ticket campaign last week, just a few days before the Fourth of July “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker” campaign kicked off. Operation Firecracker runs through Monday. Drivers in
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Governor Signs Laura’s Law, Increases Dwi Penalties

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We meant to continue our discussion of the death penalty bill, but we saw this announcement and thought it deserved immediate attention: North Carolina’s governor was scheduled to sign Laura’s Law this morning. The law will dramatically increase the penalties for drunk driving offenses. Laura’s Law is, of course, named for the 17-year-old who was
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Bill Would Take Death Penalty off Table for Mentally Disabled

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Another criminal sentencing bill is making its way through the North Carolina General Assembly. The bill focuses on individuals with severe mental disabilities who plead guilty to or are convicted of first-degree murder. Having passed the House of Representatives earlier this month, the measure, House Bill 659, moved to a Senate committee earlier this week
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