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HAMLET — Jacqueline Brown of Hamlet always knew that she wanted to take the Criminal Justice career path. 

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Saturday, 19 September 2020 14:21

Richmond, Scotland bikers ride to 'Back the Blue'

ROCKINGHAM — More than 200 motorcycles and other vehicles left the parking lot of the Hide-A-Way Tavern Saturday afternoon to “Back the Blue.”

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HAMLET — Eleven newly certified detention offices were celebrated at Richmond Community College after they graduated from the Detention Officer Certification training program on Aug. 26. 

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RALEIGH — This Labor Day, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is joining forces with the North Carolina Trucking Association, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (also known as NETS), the North Carolina Highway Patrol and members of more than 500 law enforcement agencies around the state to help curb impaired driving.

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Friday, 26 June 2020 19:42

COLUMN: Cooper's mask order has no teeth

On Wednesday, June 24, Gov. Roy Cooper issued yet another executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic, mandating that North Carolinans wear face coverings for at least the next three weeks.

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GREENSBORO — The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services today announced nearly $42 million in funding to support state-level law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and prescription opioids, of which $2,062,770 has been awarded to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

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Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine that shields cops from liability for actions taken in the line of duty unless they violate rights “clearly established” by existing judicial precedent. No statute exists granting qualified immunity. It evolved over time based on a series of Supreme Court cases.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 12:37

OP-ED: It's time to end 'the talk'

Recently, I had “the talk” with my four children, two sons and two daughters. For Black families, “the talk” is not about the birds and the bees. The talk is about what to do when you encounter the police. It is a talk about how to stay alive. My mother and my father had a similar talk with me when I was a child. Their parents had the same talk with them when they were children.

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Protests quickly broke out nationwide following the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, which was caught on video and quickly went viral.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons has issued a statement regarding the situation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where George Floyd died after being held down by three police officers, one of whom kept his knee on Floyd's neck even after Floyd loss consciousness.

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