Ride Operator Arrested After Injuries at North Carolina State Fair

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A week ago, Raleigh news outlets were filled with stories about the five North Carolina State Fair goers injured in a ride accident. Now, outlets are carrying the story of the arrest of the 46-year-old ride operator on three felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury. The Wake County Sheriff
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Reasons Behind Declining Us, North Carolina Prison Populations

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As we discussed earlier, the U.S. prison population has fallen three years in a row. This third year makes the trend statistically significant in the eyes of some analysts. From 2011 to 2012, the prison population declined by more than 25,000 people. Remarkably, more than 1,000 of those people were in North Carolina. According to
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‘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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