North Carolina One Step Closer to Repeal of Racial Justice Act P2

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The bill that would repeal North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act has not made it out of committee in the House of Representatives, but the bill’s authors are confident that it will pass and be signed during this session. Opponents of the Racial Justice Act have long contended that the law has served as a back-door
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4 South Carolina Men Guilty in Drug Conspiracy

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Drug offenses are some of the most commonly prosecuted crimes, both in South Carolina and throughout the United States. However, while drug cases are common, they are rarely simple. When large quantities of illegal drugs are at issue, drug charges are often accompanied by other serious criminal charges. Depending on facts of the case at
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Wake County Deputies Involved in Fatal Shooting of Psych Patient

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What started as a simple transfer to a mental health facility ended in the patient’s death at the hands of Wake County sheriff’s deputies on Easter Sunday. As is standard procedure in any officer-involved shooting, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident. The SBI will deliver its report to the
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What Not to Purge: Evidence That Could Clear Someone’s Name

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The justice system in North Carolina has not been able to keep up with technology. Budget and staff cuts have made it harder if not impossible to preserve evidence from decided criminal cases. Legislative committees have had more pressing issues to deal with, like fixing the State Bureau of Investigation crime lab. Whatever the reason,
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