‘Mass Incarceration’ Ending? Prison Numbers Fall 3 Years In A Row

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North Carolina’s prison population dropped by more than 1,000 people last year, and the state was not alone. More than half the states in the U.S. reported lower prison numbers. The overall drop was 1.7 percent — more than 15,000 people across the country. This is in opposition to historical trends. Beginning in the 1970s,
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North Carolina Gun Bill On Its Way To Governor For Signature

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A gun bill that was recently passed by the North Carolina House and Senate expands some gun owners’ concealed-carry rights. It also, however, increases the consequences for violations of some gun laws. Sheriffs are able to revoke gun owners’ five-year licenses if something happens that would have made them ineligible for such licenses at 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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