Criminal Justice


ELIZABETH CITY, NC - MAY 11: A man riding a bicycle uses a bullhorn during a protest march following a news conference addressing police video footage of the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. on May 11, 2021 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Brown was shot and killed by officers from the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office on April 21. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Show Us The Tape: North Carolina’s New Bodycam Bill Keeps Public in the Dark

Pasquotank County law enforcement and Andrew Brown Jr.'s family are telling wildly different stories about his death. Why take anyone’s word for it if there’s tape?

US President Joe Biden speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Dobbins Air Reserve Base April 29, 2021, in Marietta, Georgia. Friday, April 30 marked 100 days in office for Biden. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
The Top 10 Things Joe Biden Has Done in His First 100 Days

From hefty stimulus checks to emergency housing assistance and small business relief, President Biden has been a whirlwind in his first 100 days.

ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 27: Patrice Revelle stands in front of police in riot gear as they force people off a street as they protest the killing of Andrew Brown Jr. on April 27, 2021 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The police were enforcing an 8 pm curfew announced after the shooting death of Brown by Pasquotank County Sheriff deputies on April 21.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
After Elizabeth City Shooting, North Carolina Democrats Push for Speedy Release of Bodycam Footage

Some NC Dems introduced a bill Tuesday to change the law surrounding the release of police bodycam footage after Andrew Brown Jr.'s killing.

Gov. Roy Cooper speaks in March at a COVID-19 media briefing. (Image via NCDPS)
Teacher Raises, Expanded Medicaid, and School Funding on Gov. Cooper’s Budget Wish List

Gov. Roy Cooper hopes Republicans in the NC General Assembly will back his plans to expand health care coverage and more.

Wrongfully imprisoned for more than 40 years, Ronnie Long received word of his pardon from Gov. Roy Cooper hours after the publication of a Cardinal & Pine series. (Image via 'Free Ronnie Long' on Facebook)
‘Tears of Joy’: After Four Decades of Wrongful Imprisonment, Ronnie Long Pardoned

Ronnie Long, who was featured this week in a Cardinal & Pine series, received word of his pardon Thursday from NC Gov. Roy Cooper.

Held in prison for 44 years for a crime he didn't commit, Ronnie Long meets a new world. (Image via "Free Ronnie Long" on Facebook)
Fresh Shrimp and Creamsicles: Ronnie Long Meets the World Again

Wrongfully imprisoned in NC for 44 years, Ronnie Long comes to terms with a different world than the one he knew.

A protester kneels in the street before continuing with those marching through uptown after George Floyd's killing. Floyd's death sparked widespread outcry and, in North Carolina, a racial equity task force that assembled a lengthy list of recommendations for criminal justice reform. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
Marijuana and Body Cams: Here Are the Big Ideas in Cooper Task Force’s Criminal Justice Report

Cooper's racial justice task force, created after George Floyd's killing, wants more training, fairer drug laws, and police accountability.