Raleigh High-schooler’s Story Sparks More Than One Debate

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Earlier this week, a 17-year-old high school student pleaded guilty to charges related to an incident on a school bus. Her case illustrates a serious problem with the juvenile justice system as well as with the relationship between the Wake County school system and the Raleigh Police Department. On March 7, 2014, the girl got
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St. Patrick’s Day ‘Booze It & Lose It’ DWIs Up from 2013 – Maybe

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North Carolina’s “Booze It & Lose It” campaign over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend landed law enforcement in clover this year. The campaign includes saturated patrols and sobriety checkpoints and involves state and local law enforcement agencies. This year’s St. Pat’s program ran from Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17. According to the Governor’s
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Looking for PTSD Relief, NC Man Heads to Colorado for Marijuana

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Many people across the country live with post-traumatic stress disorder. It affects some war veterans, abuse victims and others who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, people with post-traumatic stress disorder often experience flashbacks triggered by images or words, depression, memory loss, and anger problems, among other
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Sentencing for Some Drug Crimes Will Change if Holder Has His Way

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The Drug Policy Alliance has an interesting history of America’s War on Drugs on its website. The organization opposes the war on drugs, arguing that public policies under the initiative have done more harm than good. A subheading on in the history offers a fairly pointed explanation of the harm. “The 1980s and 90s: Drug
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Officer Indicted for Assault of Woman During Traffic Stop

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In November 2013, a woman claimed she was assaulted by an officer as he was taking her into custody. Yesterday, the Hickory police officer turned himself in to the Catawba County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s Office in response to a grand jury indictment. Released on bond, he is scheduled for arraignment on Friday. What happened? Not
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