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    Wake County Sheriff Speaks Up On Mental Health

    Posted in Crime, Healthcare, Public Safety By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    The sheriff of Wake County, Donnie Harrison, has over 46 years’ experience in law enforcement. He is responsible for safeguarding one of the largest jurisdictions in the state of North Carolina. This week, he sat down to talk about the issues posed to law enforcement by untreated severe mental illness. Among the subjects covered: the […]

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    DPS Gives Clarification on Merger

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Netsmart

    Recently the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public safety met to discuss the Merger of Juvenile Justice and Adult Correction Administration. Although there has been some scrutiny of the merger, the Department of Public Safety and DPS Secretary Frank Perry have consistently said, “We are streamlining and combining upper level functions, while continuing […]

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    Prison Is Not the Place to Treat Mentally Ill

    Posted in Crime, Healthcare, Public Safety By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    This week, allegations of abuse emerged from Central Prison. According to the Associated Press: Lawyers for an inmate who suffers from a serious mental illness say he was abused at North Carolina's Central Prison by guards who repeatedly doused him with pepper spray while he was locked in a tiny cell. If true, this is […]

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    The Hypocrisy of 'Moral Mondays'

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking, Public Safety By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

    Throughout the saga of so-called “Moral Mondays,” protest organizers and media talking-heads drew frequent comparisons to the civil rights movement. William Barber, the protest ringleader, often invoked the term “civil disobedience” to describe the actions of protesters. But Barber seems to be conveniently forgetting a crucial part of civil disobedience: consequences. Three of the most […]

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    Racial Justice Act Cases Head to North Carolina Supreme Court

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Netsmart | Tagged , ,

    Imagine turning your car radio on and hearing that your loved ones’ convicted murderer will now have his case heard by the North Carolina Supreme Court. Friday afternoon some victims’ families learned they would be going to yet another court for their love one’s murderer.  Three cases were heard in late 2012 under an appeal […]

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