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Justice for None: The Impracticality and Inhumanity of the Death Penalty
Justice for None: The Impracticality and Inhumanity of the Death Penalty Howard Kurtz - 2/27/2015 You can be legally sentenced to die for your crimes in 32 American states, including North Carolina. Although public support for the death penalty is declining, the majority of states still practice capital punishment. In this week's blog, we'll explore the reasons why capital punishment needs to go extinct.
A Closer Look at Voluntary Dismissal with Leave
A Closer Look at Voluntary Dismissal with Leave Howard Kurtz - 2/20/2015 Old cases don't die, but they do fade away and off the active docket at North Carolina courthouses. While some people may forget to go to court and then forget that they have a pending case, this does not mean that the case vanishes. Older, unresolved cases slip into a special status known as "voluntary dismissal with leave." What does that mean? Read further to find out.
Death Penalty Procedures Under Review
Death Penalty Procedures Under Review Howard Kurtz - 2/13/2015 One of the most controversial aspects of crime and punishment in the United States is the death penalty. Abolished in most other countries across the globe, capital punishment is never the less the law of the land in a majority of U.S. States. With pharmaceutical companies banning the sale of lethal injection drugs to states that allow capital punishment and in the shadow of three botched executions in the last year, the U.S. Supreme Court will be examining lethal injections in April.
Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer Deals with Aftermath of Road Accidents
Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer Deals with Aftermath of Road Accidents Howard Kurtz - 2/5/2015 Parents with full-time jobs typically entrust their child’s safety to the bus driver since they are unable to take the little ones to school. It is then the bus driver’s duty to see to it that the kids arrive in school and get home from school safely at all times.
Experienced Raleigh Lawyer Says DWI Not the End of the World
Experienced Raleigh Lawyer Says DWI Not the End of the World Howard Kurtz - 2/4/2015 A former Assistant District Attorney in Buncombe County got his job back after spending more than six years rebuilding his reputation. According to a Citizen-Times story that ran on January 6, District Attorney Todd Williams rehired Rodney Hasty, who had been an assistant under former D.A. Ron Moore, in an inspiring tale of redemption.
Do Raleigh DWI Lawyers Offer A Family Plan?
Do Raleigh DWI Lawyers Offer A Family Plan? Howard Kurtz - 2/3/2015 What are the odds of a father and his son sharing a jail cell for the night due to drunk driving? Probably not very common, but that’s exactly what happened to Eric Sr. and Eric Darrell Eddings recently. In mid-January Asheville police arrested them within 35 minutes of each other. Eric Sr. was arrested along South French Broad Avenue at 12:25 a.m., while his son followed along McDowell Street at 1:00 a.m. Their blood alcohol levels registered at 0.15 and 0.08, respectively.
Raleigh Criminal Attorney: Defense Strategies for Felony Charges
Raleigh Criminal Attorney: Defense Strategies for Felony Charges Howard Kurtz - 2/2/2015 Ever get mad at another driver? It happens, but it’s not excuse to take such an incident and let it get out of control. On busy thoroughfares like Durham Road in North Carolina, encounters between drivers can get plenty heated. There can sometimes be a shouting match and an exchange of some profanity which, in turn, may quickly escalate into a full-blown road rage incident. One minute things are calm and the next minute, one of drivers pulls out a gun and fires.
Wrongfully Convicted, But Now Walking Free: Joseph Sledge Exonerated
Wrongfully Convicted, But Now Walking Free: Joseph Sledge Exonerated Howard Kurtz - 1/30/2015 There is no failure of the criminal justice system greater than an innocent person being convicted for a crime that they did not commit. We would like to think that it doesn't happen often, but it is clear that it does happen. Recently, a man wrongfully convicted of a Bladen County double murder was released after nearly four decades behind bars. This man's journey is a testament to the failures of the legal system and the lengths to which some people must go to obtain their freedom.
Better Living Without Chemistry: An Alternative View for Addressing Drug Addiction
Better Living Without Chemistry: An Alternative View for Addressing Drug Addiction Howard Kurtz - 1/22/2015 Drug addiction can tear families apart, and damage the fabric of society. Drug enforcement costs states and the federal government millions upon millions of dollars each year with no sure sign that consumption of illegal narcotics has decreased. The War on Drugs was clearly lost long ago, and yet law enforcement keeps fighting. A new theory is gaining traction about how and why people become addiction to illicit substances. Could this lead to changes in how we deal with drug crimes?
Social Media and Criminal Investigations in the Digital Age
Social Media and Criminal Investigations in the Digital Age Howard Kurtz - 1/16/2015 Social media on the internet is quickly becoming the most important ways that people in the modern age share ideas and information. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram allow us to connect with people across the globe, while sites like YouTube and Tumblr keep us entertained. Yet as more people share parts of their private lives publicly, it is changing the way police departments investigate criminal activity.