Laura’s Law Update: North Carolina Dwi Legislation Passed by House

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Last month, we discussed proposed legislation entitled “Laura’s Law.” Recently, the North Carolina House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of the bill. The bill will now head to the North Carolina Senate where it is also expected to pass. The bill is named after a 17-year-old North Carolina resident, Laura, who was killed by
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Forensic Scientists – Under Prosecution’s Thumb? (p. 2)

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In our last post, we started to tell the story of an assistant medical examiner in Minnesota who claimed the prosecution made specific threats against her after she testified for the defense. The larger context is a nation-wide issue with state-run forensic science agencies and their questionably close ties to law enforcement. This should sound
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Rja Cases Add to Courts’ Backlog

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Can things get any worse for the North Carolina court system? Already facing a backlog of cases, the courts can anticipate claims prompted by the State Bureau of Investigation’s questionable practices. And, they have to wade through the claims inmates, defendants and their attorneys filed under the state’s Racial Justice Act. The law was enacted
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Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges During Traffic Stop

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Most of the time, people are not arrested for drug charges during a police drug bust or sting operation. Instead, many people who are charged with drug possession or trafficking are arrested after police pull them over on the road. On Monday, August 24, North Carolina police arrested Raphael Walters Rogers for drug trafficking after
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