North Carolina Passes Cyberbullying Law to Protect Teachers

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Bullying is a hot issue throughout the nation right now, and North Carolina has joined other states in passing anti-bullying measures. While many anti-bullying laws focus on protecting children and teens, a new North Carolina statute addresses school teachers being bullied by students. North Carolina recently passed a new cyberbullying law which makes it a
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2011 North Carolina Crime Stats: Murders Up, Other Crimes Down

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State officials reported statewide crime statistics for 2011 recently, and the numbers are a mixed bag. The crime rate reported for all offenses in North Carolina was the lowest it has been since 1977, but the murders rate rose by almost 6 percent during the same time period. While homicide may have been up, the rate
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Illegal Here, Cyberbullying Appears on Other Legislatures’ Agendas

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National concern about cyberbullying has prompted state policymakers to follow North Carolina’s lead by drafting laws prohibiting the practice. So far, five states have proposed laws designed to prohibit electronic harassment. The regulations are designed to protect youngsters from the damaging consequences of cyberbullying. Several teen suicides have been linked to online harassment. North Carolina
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In North Carolina, Criminal Matters Dominate List of New Laws P3

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We are continuing a brief rundown of new laws that went into effect on Dec. 1. As we mentioned in our last two posts, the laws cover a lot of ground. North Carolina now has stiffer penalties for DWI repeat offenders and allows the court to expunge the criminal records of some offenders under age
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North Carolina Judge Reprimands Prosecutor in Murder Case

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A North Carolina judge has issued an order dismissing a murder case and accusing the prosecuting attorney of violating the rights of the suspect. The defendant was charged with the one count of murder after police allegedly arrested him while trying to dispose of bones they say belonged to a suspected murder victim. The man’s
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