Hard-hitting crime dramas have dominated television ratings for decades, with the most popular shows in recent years supplementing action portrayed on the streets of major American cities with goings-on in sophisticated laboratories.
Rape kits are obviously on the minds of many government officials, police departments, advocacy organizations and other groups these days, as noted in a recent media article.
Let's just finish that above post headline for our readers in North Carolina and elsewhere with the words "maybe you should."
We ask readers in today's post whether they think they can reasonably infer something about a police interrogation where a suspect who is persistently questioned and challenged without the assistance of legal counsel for six hours by investigators ultimately confesses to the rape and slaying of a neighbor ... and then asks if he is free to leave for a scheduled camping trip with his family.
Imagine being accused of and charged with a crime you didn't commit. After spending 105 days in jail, one North Carolina man who was wrongly convicted of serious criminal charges is speaking out. His life turned upside down, the 50-year-old man lost his house, job and good name when he was arrested and charged with sex crimes including rape and child pornography.
A North Carolina bus driver and two teenagers are facing legal trouble in connection with a bizarre blackmail incident. The bus driver reportedly claimed she had been the victim of extortion from two students. The woman asserted the two teenagers were contacting her through Facebook in an attempt to get $60 from her. Once an investigation began, the story became more twisted, resulting in criminal charges against everyone involved.