Crime (page 37)

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    In case you missed him …

    Don Carrington offered News 14 Carolina’s “Political Connections” an extended interview about his investigation into campaign irregularities involving Gov. Beverly Perdue’s 2008 election campaign, including last week’s indictments of three Perdue associates.
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2011
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    Ethen’s Law set to take effect Thursday

    Some of the top advocates of North Carolina’s new Unborn Victims of Violence Act — dubbed Ethen’s Law — gathered at the Legislative Building for a morning news conference. The law takes effect Thursday. Click play below to watch a 17-minute news briefing featuring Rep. Dale Folwell, R-Forsyth; Effie Steele,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011
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    Court of Appeals throws out Pitt County drunk driving stop based on weaving driver

    A 2-1 split N.C. Court of Appeals panel reversed a lower court ruling and threw out a 2008 Pitt County drunk driving case. The majority ruled that a state trooper should not have stopped a driver near the private Rock Springs Equestrian Club solely on the basis of…
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2011
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    Court of Appeals reverses lower court, rules against Felony Firearms Act

    A split 2-1 N.C. Court of Appeals panel has reversed a lower court and ruled in favor of plaintiff Walter Sutton Baysden that the state’s Felony Firearms Act violates his constitutional right to bear arms. The split among appellate judges mean the state could seek a review from…
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2011
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    N.C. Supreme Court reverses Appeals Court ruling on Davidson DWI arrest

    The N.C. Supreme Court has reversed a ruling from the N.C. Court of Appeals involving a DWI stop by a Davidson College campus police officer. The Court of Appeals had thrown out the 2006 drunk-driving case. Appellate judges had agreed with the driver’s argument that the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 10, 2011
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    Cape Fear HS shooting: More questions than answers

    We still do not know why a Cape Fear High School student shot Catilyn Abercrombie.  Fayetteville Observer editors outline a number of possible explanations, Was 15-year-old Catilyn Abercrombie shot on purpose? Was the shooting, whether intentional or accidental, gang-related? How did a weapon go unnoticed? How could a school…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011
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    A fan of flogging

    Jon Sanders has made the case for criminal justice reform that relies less on prison, but I’ve yet to hear his take on Peter Moskos’ unusual reform proposals. Moskos is an assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Atlantic highlights his ideas…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2011