Criminal Justice

GABBY PETITO IS A HOMICIDE VICTIM, CORONER SAYS. WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

Human remains found in an undeveloped camping area near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming are those of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old woman from New York. Petito left in July

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North Carolina raises minimum age of child prosecution to 8 years

The state of North Carolina has taken another big step towards improving its criminal justice system. Governor Roy Cooper recently signed a bill into law that raised the minimum age

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4 North Carolina criminal justice reform bills signed into law

Governor Roy Cooper has signed four bills into law after receiving recommendations from his Task Force for Racial Equality in Criminal Justice (TREC). “We have seen that the criminal justice

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Should the Jan. 6 capitol riot be investigated or forgotten?

On Jan. 6, a flood of people stormed the U.S. Capitol building. Windows were crushed. Police barricades were broken. Lawmakers fled the building. Some of the rioters assaulted police officers.

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In North Carolina, some ‘underage’ sex is perfectly legal

As we follow the news of U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz (R, Florida), some have asked whether the allegations against the congressman necessarily involve illegal behavior. After all, in North Carolina

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Are the police to blame if they kill someone who is on drugs?

The singular difference between police and others is that the police are authorized to use force. Sometimes, that force kills people. When is the use of deadly force justified –

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When high-profile men are accused of sex misconduct, should they resign?

There have been two more high-profile sexual misconduct allegations recently, against GOP Representative Tom Reed of New York and Deshaun Watson, quarterback of the Houston Texans. In each case, a

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After a long series of allegations, should Andrew Cuomo resign?

It has been a trying time for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. After multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Cuomo, almost every member of New York’s congressional delegation

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