Revenue over Safety? Speed and Red Light Cameras Debate Continues

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Red light and speed cameras are back in the news. The cameras that snap pictures of cars sailing through red lights or speeding through intersections are either loved or loathed. Law enforcement agencies are in the former category, but critics are wondering if the enthusiasm is more for the revenue generated by the cameras than
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Halloween Checkpoints Net 20,000 Citations in 2011

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State and local law enforcement participated in the Booze It & Lose It campaign last weekend. Between Oct. 28 and Oct. 31, the Halloween checkpoints and stepped up patrols resulted in 20,786 traffic and criminal citations across North Carolina. Wake County’s seven checkpoints and 23 added patrols issued 51 DWI citations this year. This year, the
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Alcohol, Speeding and a Dangerous Curve Take Lives in Durham

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A new memorial marker went up recently at a curve on N.C. 751 in Durham. The location is no stranger to fatal car crashes: Five people have died there in the past 20 years. In this most recent accident, the passenger was killed. The driver survived and is suspected of driving drunk. The two university
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Another Sbi Problem: Criminal Information Network Access

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The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has missed a few improper uses of the Division of Criminal Information network, according to a report in a Raleigh newspaper. The DCI network houses local, state and federal data gathered from police and prisons, courts and drivers’ records. This network supplied all the information to that officer
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