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In the 1990s while serving as Assistant District Attorney Scott Brewer was involved in a string of controversial cases that put Black men on death row. In many of these cases Brewer and his boss Ken Honeycutt fabricated or withheld key evidence. In 2004 Jonathan Gregory Hoffman, a death row inmate, was awarded a new…

On Tuesday the North Carolina House of Representatives discussed Senate Bill 599, a bill that would allow small businesses to safely reopen that Gov. Cooper has kept closed. During the debate, Rep. Graig Meyer (D-Orange) voiced his serious concerns with the state’s handling of COVID-19. “As a state, we’re failing to adequately trace the virus,”…

The state House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation last Wednesday to reform criminal justice expunction laws and provide a ‘second chance’ to citizens convicted of certain nonviolent offenses in North Carolina.Senate Bill 562 Second Chance Act makes changes to North Carolina’s expunction laws. The legislation includes the following key reforms:  Allows the expunction of certain misdemeanors and felonies…