HB 722 “Capital Procedure/Severe Disability” has been filed, sent to committee, and now has been sent to the Rules Committee. When first looking at the bill, one would think it would be drawing a line between a severe mental disability and alcohol use in cases where the death penalty can be applied. Insanity would not [...]
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Clarence Henderson may be an unlikely conservative, but he has a perspective that many of us never will be able to relate to. Clarence Henderson was in the famous picture of the Greensboro civil rights sit-in during 1960. The photo was taken on the second day and he is on the far right side. After [...]
Flipping through the channels on the television, you’ll hear a lot of talk about motorcycle helmet laws. I thought to myself: What do the motorcyclists think about legislation such as House Bill 109 “Require Safety Helmets/Under 21”? Under certain conditions, it would allow motorcyclists and passengers to ride without helmets if they are over 21. [...]
This is the last in the 3 part series including the Turner family and their experience with the Racial Justice Act. Roy Turner Jr. was killed in the line of duty and his parents are sharing their story about how they have been affected.
I admit I did a little dance this past Wednesday when SB 306 “Capital Punishments/Amendments” passed the NC Senate. SB 306 would not only end the moratorium of the death penalty in NC but it would also repeal the Racial Justice Act. The journey from introduction to committee and back to the floor was an [...]