Compassion Lacking for Prisoners Asking for ‘compassionate Leave’

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Federal prison authorities have the power to release inmates from custody before the completion of their sentences when there are unusual circumstances, such as the prisoner being very ill or in the process of dying. This power was given to them explicitly in 1984 by an act of Congress. A report on what the federal
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Charges Made in Raleigh Area Armed Robberies

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Robbery does not necessarily have to involve the taking of money. It can also include the taking of personal property or other articles of value. In some cases, both money and property are involved. In a recent Raleigh robbery case, for example, authorities have brought charges against three men in connection with two robberies. One
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Raleigh Drivers Must Click It or Ticket over Holiday Week

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The state of North Carolina is once again launching a “Click It or Ticket” campaign over Thanksgiving week. It is a simple idea: Local and state police will be on the lookout for motorists who are not following state seatbelt and child restraint laws. Drivers who are in violation of the law will receive a
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Revenue over Safety? Speed and Red Light Cameras Debate Continues P2

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We are continuing our discussion from our last post. Speed cameras and red light cameras are used by cities to augment more traditional traffic law enforcement efforts. Traffic cops would not be able to catch as many violators as the cameras — in Raleigh, they are part of the SafeLight program — and the presence
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Revenue over Safety? Speed and Red Light Cameras Debate Continues

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Red light and speed cameras are back in the news. The cameras that snap pictures of cars sailing through red lights or speeding through intersections are either loved or loathed. Law enforcement agencies are in the former category, but critics are wondering if the enthusiasm is more for the revenue generated by the cameras than
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