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    Sep
    04

    HB 392 Becomes Law and Measures for Drug Testing and Background Checks for Certain Welfare Programs

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

    The NC General Assembly this morning voted to override two bills that had previously been vetoed by Gov. Pat McCrory. One of the bills Civitas has been reporting on was a bill that would drug test those who receive certain welfare benefits (HB 392). But at 9:17am on September 4, 2013 HB 392 became law […]

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    Aug
    13

    Racial Justice Act Case Headed to State Supreme Court

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

    The News and Observer reported today that a Racial Justice Act case is headed to the state Supreme Court.  According to the article, “Prosecutors will be challenging a Cumberland County judge’s 2012 decision converting Robinson’s death sentence to life in prison without possibility for parole.” While Civitas reported several weeks ago that the Racial Justice […]

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    Aug
    13

    North Carolina Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for 17th DWI

    Posted in Crime, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Netsmart

    Many of you have probably heard the news about the North Carolina man being sentenced to 7 years in prison for his 17th DWI. Such news may lead many to wonder: So what is the difference between a DUI and DWI?  Do they mean the same thing?  What verbiage does North Carolina (NC) use?  What […]

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    Aug
    02

    Will Convicted Felon and Home Leave Participant be Arrested While Out for Weekend?

    Posted in Crime, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Netsmart

    Changes have been made to the Prisoner Home Leave Program but there are still questionable convicts being released on the weekend.  One of the new rules to the policy was that the District Attorney had to be notified when a new prisoner has qualified for home leave by the Department of Corrections.  The District Attorney […]

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    Jul
    31

    Should We Even Consider "Banning the Box?"

    Posted in Crime, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Netsmart

    This morning we are hearing about another case of a church volunteer being inappropriate with a child in a church facility. While we all want to believe that people who want to work with children have a great heart and no other motivation, there is a need to be smart. Read here to get more […]

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