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Archive for April 2015

Forensic Science: The CSI Myth

Prosecutors have long complained about the CSI myth – the idea that a criminal case against a defendant can have such conclusive proof that there will be a CSI moment where the jury learns definitively of the defendant’s guilt. In voir dire, the process by which juries are selected by prosecutors and defense lawyers, prosecutors…

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White Nationalist Ties? Wayne County Community College Shooting

While it’s too early to say the exact motivations that led to the shooting death of Wayne Community College employee Ron Lane, Kenneth Stancil’s tattoos suggest at that Stancil is or at one time was a white nationalist. Stancil, found sleeping on a beach in Volusia County, FLorida earlier today, was taken into custody without…

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Potential Criminal Charges and Consequences: Dana Cope

The News & Observer reported yesterday that former SEANC leader Dana Cope may have misspent – stolen (?) – as much as $500,000 in organization funds for his own personal use. This report comes following an independent audit conducted by a Washington DC firm hired by SEANC’s parent union, the SEIU. SEANC represents some 55,000…

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North Carolina House Passes Tougher DWI Restrictions

The North Carolina House passed two bills earlier in March with overwhelming support from members that would further toughen DWI penalties in North Carolina. North Carolina already has a reputation as one of the toughest in the country in terms of drunk driving related penalties. The new bills would: Create a 0.00 limit for all…

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