Stories tagged: "criminal justice"


Protesters march along the streets to protest the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C., Wednesday, April 28, 2021. On Wednesday, 85 days after Brown's shooting, the family filed a federal lawsuit, claiming they could not get justice in North Carolina state courts from local officials. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Andrew Brown’s Family Takes Lawsuit Federal so He Can ‘Get the Justice That He Deserved’

Brown was killed in April by Pasquotank County deputies who shot him in the back of the head as he drove away.

James Coleman Jr., one of the nation's foremost wrongful convictions attorneys, spoke with Cardinal & Pine about the sometimes painful process of getting a pardon for already exonerated people in North Carolina. (Image via Duke University)
They’re Innocent, So Why Does Pardoning Take So Long? One of NC’s Top Wrongful Conviction Attorneys Speaks Up.

“It’s actually worse under a Democratic governor,” James Coleman Jr. of Duke’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic says of NC's pardon process.

When Matt Oxendine threatened to kill himself, his family called deputies for help. But deputies ended up shooting him to death. Collage from L to R: (1) A text message from Matt's cousin to Robeson County deputies attempting to call law enforcement off shortly before the shooting. (2) Matt with his daughter, Madison. (3) A photo of Matt Oxendine. (4) The Oxendine brothers from L to R, Greg, Marcus, Chesly, Matt.  (5) A photo of Matt's car after police shot him 30 times in January. (Collage made by Rebecca Russ)
Family Left in the Dark Months After Robeson County Man Shot 30 Times by Deputies

A North Carolina family called police for help when Matt Oxendine threatened suicide. Instead, deputies killed him.

Ethan (left) and Kimberly Wheeler founded The Phoenix Alliance, which assists girls in human trafficking situations.
Easter Egg Hunt Helps NC Couple’s Anti-Trafficking Effort

Ethan and Kimberly Wheeler of Rockingham County fundraise through Easter egg hunts to help groups rescues young girls from sex trafficking operations.

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.

I can't breath jail death
John Neville Told His Jailers ‘I Can’t Breathe.’ Now They’re Facing Charges In His Death.

Five detention officers and a jail nurse will face involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with John Neville’s death in a Greensboro, NC jail.

Leaders in NC's largest city talking police and community reforms with homicides on track for another record year. (Image via Shutterstock)
With Murder Rate on Track for Record Year, Leaders In NC’s Largest City Talking Police, Community Reforms

Charlotte leaders talk two-part plan for community reforms as city's murder rate continues to soar, a year after it set record for homicides.