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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Memorial Day ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign Kicks off Nationwide

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Sunday, May 20, marks the beginning of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s annual Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” campaign. For one week on either side of Memorial Day, law enforcement will be on high alert for seat belt violations. In North Carolina, everyone age 16 and older must wear a seat belt. That
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Where There’s Smoke: Can We Predict Wrongful Convictions?

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If you are arrested for a violent crime in North Carolina that you did not commit, what are the chances you will be convicted anyway? A new study funded by the federal government and conducted by university researchers has identified 10 factors that wrongful convictions have in common. The researchers hope that the results will
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We are talking about a study of common factors in erroneous convictions. The researchers looked at data from the years 1980 to 2012 and identified 460 cases that resulted in wrongful convictions, acquittals or dismissals. Their analysis of those cases revealed 10 factors that they believe can predict a wrongful conviction. Several of the factors
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