Civitas Review

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    Dec
    18

    State High Court Vacates Death Row Cases

    Posted in Civitas Review, Public Safety By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , ,

    Today the North Carolina Supreme Court vacated all four cases filed under the Racial Justice Act.  All four convicted killers who had their sentences commuted to life without parole by now-retired Judge Gregory Weeks will go back to Death Row. One of the reasons that the ruling was overturned was that three of the cases […]

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    Aug
    17

    Where Does NC Stand on the Death Penalty?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Crime, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking, Public Safety By Netsmart | 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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    Oct
    08

    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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    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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    Jul
    23

    Attorney General's Statement about Marcus Robinson Case, Racial Justice Act, and SB 306

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

    Erik Tornblom was a rising senior at Douglas Byrd High School in Cumberland County. On July 20, 1991 Erik worked at his summer job at a restaurant from 6 p.m. until midnight. On the morning of July 21, he did not return home from work. His body was discovered later that day. He had been […]

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