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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Misty, Water-colored Memories of the Way We Remember We Were

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North Carolina’s criminal justice system may find the results of a new study daunting: The researchers found some interesting and surprisingly consistent patterns in the way people remember things. And, as both defense attorneys and prosecutors know, nothing will undermine a witness’s or suspect’s credibility faster than a change in his story. The study shows,
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Dea Partners with State, Local Police for Sept. 29 Drug Take-back

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The Drug Enforcement Administration and law enforcement agencies throughout North Carolina are once again collaborating on a prescription drug take-back program. The April 28, 2012 National Prescription Drug Take-back Day was such a success that the DEA has scheduled another for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Prescription drug abuse has
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Art Theft a Tough Business; Raleigh Holds a Small Place in History

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When it comes to illegal trafficking, we usually think of drugs or guns. We are less likely to think of art. Yet, art crime is third on the U.S. Justice Department’s list of profitable criminal trades, estimated to be worth about $6 billion. The number of zeroes on the estimate makes sense when you consider
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Bail Reduction Denied for Durham Homicide Suspect

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After 17 months in jail, a 34-year-old woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend failed this week to convince a Wake County judge to reduce her bail. Defense counsel had requested the court accept $50,000. The court responded that $200,000 is an appropriate bond for the mother of three. In April 2011, the woman and her
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