Costa Concordia Employees Guilty of Multiple Manslaughter

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In the first round of criminal actions connected to the Costa Concordia disaster last year, five employees of the Costa Crociere SpA cruise line have pleaded guilty in an Italian court to multiple manslaughter and negligence. The defendants received sentences of varying length, none shorter than three years. More than 4,000 people were aboard the
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It Wasn’t Just Dna Testing That Led to Wrongful Convictions

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When forensic testing first came onto the scene, the science and technology was significantly undeveloped from where it is today. Mistakes were made in history that led to great injustices when a number of people were wrongfully convicted based on forensic analysis such as DNA testing involving hair samples. While underdeveloped technology played a role,
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Police Already Know Where Your Car Was on the Night in Question

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We have referred to the television show “NCIS” before, especially with regard to forensic evidence. The show came to mind again when we read about a report released this week by the American Civil Liberties Union. In particular, we thought of all the times we have watched the team scan through images from traffic cameras
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Elderly Driver Charged in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

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Reports and criminal charges stemming from a recent motor vehicle accident may cause some Raleigh residents to lose sleep. Those of us with an elderly friend or loved one read about and hear about older drivers’ problems behind the wheel. None of us wants to have that conversation, though, about relinquishing driving privileges and, with
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Search Warrants Link Cary Man’s Car to Fatal Hit-and-run in June

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The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the details of search warrants that led deputies to arrest a Cary man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident. The suspect has only admitted he owns the car that officers say was involved in the crash. The accident occurred in Raleigh on June 17, 2013, just before
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