Life Imitates Art: “minority Report” Software Predicting Crime

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The 2002 action film “Minority Report,” starring Tom Cruise, forwarded the idea of a future in which criminal activity was predicted in advance by computer programs, giving authorities the ability to seemingly prevent criminals’ acts before they were ever carried out. While the film was a success thanks in large part to its captivating visuals
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Governor’s Last Decisions in Office Include 50 Pardon Requests

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The coming New Year brings with it many changes. Among them are the end of the current North Carolina governor’s term of office and the swearing in of her successor. For some who previously faced criminal charges, it also represents a traditional opportunity to press forward with their pardon requests. The current governor has a
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From Church to Casino to Counseling, Nun Charged with Theft

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Even though people are supposed to assume that any person is innocent until proven guilty, there are just some people whom you would more naturally presume are innocent over others. An example of such a person is a nun. That being true, a notable case came up outside of North Carolina: A nun is charged
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Art Theft a Tough Business; Raleigh Holds a Small Place in History

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When it comes to illegal trafficking, we usually think of drugs or guns. We are less likely to think of art. Yet, art crime is third on the U.S. Justice Department’s list of profitable criminal trades, estimated to be worth about $6 billion. The number of zeroes on the estimate makes sense when you consider
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Suspended by Nascar, Facing Criminal Charges, Mayfield Carries on

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With a calendar filled with court dates, former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield said recently that he plans to get back into racing as soon as his legal troubles are resolved. Authorities in three North Carolina counties have charged Mayfield with a variety of crimes, and his time is currently spent defending himself rather than racing
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