Durham Murder Defendant Appoints New Attorney: Herself

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Last month, we posted about a Wake County court’s refusal to reduce the bail for a 34-year-old woman charged with killing her boyfriend. The defendant gained unfortunate notoriety in 2006 when she accused members of the Duke University lacrosse team of rape. The defendant notified her attorney earlier this week that she wants to represent
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Facebook Pictures Tip off Homeowner to Teenagers’ Party

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If you remember the days before the Internet, you may remember that strangely special feeling you got when, for example, you saw your name and address in the phone book for the first time, or spotted your street or a neighborhood hangout on television. There was a little thrill that went with the recognition of
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Operation Swordfish Software Takes a Stab at Crime Prevention, P2

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We are continuing our discussion from our last post about a software program that researchers and developers hope will prevent property crimes. The idea is to identify the locations of burglaries and send officers to the victims’ homes within the first 24 hours. Research showed that burglary victims are often victimized a second time very
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Operation Swordfish Software Takes a Stab at Crime Prevention

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A software program could turn out to be the key to helping citizens prevent property crime and deploying police where they are most needed. North Carolina’s use of the system may be a couple of years away, but the developers’ hopes are high that the project will be a useful model for other types of
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