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    Aug
    17

    Where Does NC Stand on the Death Penalty?

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking, Public Safety By Angela Hight | Tagged , , ,

    The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled last week that capital punishment is unconstitutional in that state. Connecticut had recently enacted a law under which the death penalty could not be enacted in future cases but convicted criminals who had been sentenced to death would have their sentences carried out. This new ruling, however, commutes all such […]

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    Apr
    24

    IRS Agents Who Didn't Pay Taxes Receive Bonuses With Your Tax Dollars

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Crime By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    Not much commentary is needed with this story:  The Internal Revenue Service handed out $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with disciplinary issues — including more than $1 million to employees who didn't pay their federal taxes, a watchdog report says. The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said 1,146 IRS employees […]

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    Apr
    08

    2,822 Hours May Decrease After Short Session

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    Civitas recently asked the question “2,822 hours of Crime Analysts time is spent on what?” The 2,822 hours were spent on being in the court system to testify because of a Supreme Court ruling in which the high court held that it was a violation of the Sixth Amendment right of confrontation for a prosecutor to submit […]

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    Mar
    26

    Newspaper Gets a D in ID of Mayor

    Posted in Crime, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Guess which word is missing from a 1,500-word Charlotte Observer story about the arrest of the mayor on federal corruption charges? Here's the beginning: Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on public corruption charges after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced. Cannon was charged with theft and bribery after an […]

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    Mar
    04

    Should Indigent Defense Vouchers come to North Carolina?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Crime, Economics, Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Angela Hight

    The majority of people who are arrested for crimes in the United States are considered and prosecuted as indigent.  People who are being prosecuted are constitutionally granted the right to have a lawyer provided for them if they cannot afford to hire one. Indigent defense systems have emerged but there are questions about whether the […]

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