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19725
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By a 2008 state law, registered sex offenders are barred from using social networking sites. A Durham resident, Lester Gerard Packingham Jr., is a registered sex offender and recently challenged the law by opening a Facebook account under a pseudonym. Packingham is challenging the law based on its constitutionality of free speech and is now in the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 22, May 2013, p9-10, il Periodical Website
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19914
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Both the Senate and House of Representatives passed House Bill 850, legislation which allows law enforcement officers to ask suspects if they are carrying any needles. The measure is an attempt to protect police officers from being harmed by potentially dirty needles. This legislation was deemed necessary with 1/3 of the state's law enforcement officers affected and 28% reporting being stuck by a hidden needle multiple times.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 25, June 2013, p9, il Periodical Website
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A loophole in state law allowed Terryon McEachin of Durham to steal 12 cars in 11 days and sell these to scrapyards. Junkyard owners are required to check title and registration except if the car is ten years or older. McEachin took advantage of this exception and used local towing companies to take older model cars to two different scrapyards to cash in.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 26, June 2013, p6-7, il Periodical Website
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Moral Mondays, the peaceful protests occurring at the capital every Monday, have grown in attendance in the face of some stringent Republican legislative measures. On July 1st, Reverend William Barber was in attendance and spoke to the crowd about recent Republican changes to voting rights after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision concerning the Voting Rights Act (1965).
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 27, July 2013, p8-9, il Periodical Website
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Hal Wilson, a Raleigh entrepreneur, developed a unique system for allowing customers to try on glasses virtually; however, his partnership with a Chicago salesman has resulted in a civil suit that tests the intellectual property law.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 29, Jul 2013, p7-8 Periodical Website
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In North Carolina, 1.6 million people have criminal records, and 92 percent of employers conduct criminal background checks, leading to a 50 percent chance a person with a criminal record will not receive a chance at a job interview. These numbers are exacerbated by the fact that North Carolina is one of two states that charge 16 and 17 year olds as adults. But attorneys for Legal Aid of North Carolina are helping those overshadowed by their youth records, expunge their misdemeanor offenses, allowing them to get jobs and lease apartments.
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Gavin Smith was a red-shirt freshman defensive tackle for North Carolina State University Wolfpack. He is currently serving 6-8 years in the Morrison Correctional Facility in Hoffman, NC after being convicted of raping a 17-year-old girl. His case is now being reviewed by The North Carolina Court of Appeals on the basis that the prosecutor introduced prejudicial evidence concerning another incident between Smith and a young girl. The Court will determine a ruling sometime in the next few months.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 34, Aug 2013, p7, por Periodical Website
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Sidney Harr has championed the case of Crystal Magnum and former District Attoryney Michael Nifong. Magnum's case drew national attention when she accused the 2006 Duke lacrosse team of raping her after she was hired to dance. Nifong filed charges with the North Carolina Attorney General on her behalf which were later dropped due to insufficient evidence. Now Harr has made it a personal mission to right these wrongs but his defense of Magnum may hurt her defense in her current court case.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 34, Aug 2013, p16-19, por Periodical Website
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In conjunction with New York Police Department, Sanford police busted an illegal gun-running enterprise between the states. The trend of illegal firearms being trafficked to New York will likely increase due to Republican-backed legislation House Bill 518, which states that guns manufactured in the state are not subject to Federal regulations. Cary police captured the ring-leader Walter Walker on a traffic violation and Sanford Police Sergeant Ray Bullard captured Chris Hill, the other leader, fleeing from his Sanford residence.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 35, Aug 2013, p9, il Periodical Website
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Eric Graham played baseball for Apex High School but after graduating in 2007 he turned to stealing DVDs from box stores to sell at pawn shops to support a heroin addiction. After being charged with ten counts of larceny in the past year in Durham, Garner, Raleigh, and Apex, Graham entered the Substance Treatment and Recidivism Reduction (STARR) program. The 30 day program offers therapy options and 12-step programs, a unique program offered only in Durham County Jail, Mecklenburg County Jail, and Buncombe County Detention Center.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 37, Sept 2013, p6, il Periodical Website
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Paul Grainger, aged 72, was murdered in Randolph County in 2008. His wife and two of the killers accepted pleas bargains, but his daughter wanted a trial and was convicted and sentenced to life. Daughter Brandi continued to appeal and the NC Supreme Court is now deliberating her case which centers on the definition of \"constructive presence\" at a crime scene. For a first-degree murder, \"this means that a suspect must be constructively or actively present. North Carolina has defined constructive presence as being \"close enough to a crime scene to render assistance\" to the perpetrators. That, however, was written before the digital era and brings this question--\"Can someone help commit a murder from miles away, as in this case, via cellphone?\" This is the first time the NC Supreme Court has considered this question. A ruling is expected later this year.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 4, Jan 2014, p8, por Periodical Website
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In this second of a two-part story, Tucker examines the High Point Community Against Violence program. The program is co-run by community members and the police. Working with the program, \"the police department has developed an approach that has reduced the rate of domestic violence in the city.\" The program could be a model for the state in deterring domestic violence.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 47, Nov 2013, p19-22, por Periodical Website
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In this first of a two-part story, Tucker discusses domestic violence in High Point and what the police are doing to help prevent it.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 36, Nov 2013, p21-25, il, por Periodical Website
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Tucker reports on a bullying case that happened at Sanderson High School in North Raleigh this school year. When student Tanasia Futrell was bullied several times by members of the Step Team, she fought back. She was cited for fighting at school which led to criminal charges in juvenile and adult court, and she received several suspensions by the school administration. She has gotten a lawyer and is fighting back against the administration that she feels did not protect her and support her education needs. Meanwhile, the district attorney has dropped the criminal charges.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 27, July 2014, p12-14, il Periodical Website
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Suspensions in the Durham Public Schools are disproportionately handed out to students with disabilities and minorities. According to the US Department of Education, 17 percent of those with disabilities in the system were suspended at least once during the 2009-2010 compared 8.4 percent for those without disabilities. The suspension rate is higher in secondary schools--24.3 percent. Advocates for Children's Services for Legal Aid of North Carolina has filed a complaint with the education department's Office of Civil Rights alleging that this high suspension rate discriminates against these students. The complaint is not a lawsuit. Tucker includes some steps the school system is taking to remedy the situation.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 12, Mar 2014, p7-9, il Periodical Website
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