Revenue over Safety? Speed and Red Light Cameras Debate Continues P2

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We are continuing our discussion from our last post. Speed cameras and red light cameras are used by cities to augment more traditional traffic law enforcement efforts. Traffic cops would not be able to catch as many violators as the cameras — in Raleigh, they are part of the SafeLight program — and the presence
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Repeat Dwi Offender Faces Third Dwi

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In North Carolina when drivers have been convicted with driving under the influence of alcohol, those convictions will stay on their permanent record. This means that if the driver faces additional criminal charges, then prosecutors can base their case upon the driver’s history. In practicality this means that the more DWI convictions one has, the more
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Revenue over Safety? Speed and Red Light Cameras Debate Continues

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Red light and speed cameras are back in the news. The cameras that snap pictures of cars sailing through red lights or speeding through intersections are either loved or loathed. Law enforcement agencies are in the former category, but critics are wondering if the enthusiasm is more for the revenue generated by the cameras than
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Federal Drug Prosecutions Down from 2011, but No One Knows Why

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An independent research organization, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, reports that the first 10 months of 2012 showed a marked decline in the number of new federal drug crime prosecutions. The data goes through July 31, 2012; the fiscal year ended Sept. 30. According to TRAC, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration referred a total of 11,782
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North Carolina Passes Cyberbullying Law to Protect Teachers

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Bullying is a hot issue throughout the nation right now, and North Carolina has joined other states in passing anti-bullying measures. While many anti-bullying laws focus on protecting children and teens, a new North Carolina statute addresses school teachers being bullied by students. North Carolina recently passed a new cyberbullying law which makes it a
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