Stories tagged: "Josh Stein"


ELIZABETH CITY, NC - APRIL 24: William J. Barber II speaks during a press conference concerning the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. at Mount Lebanon A.M.E. Zion Church in Elizabeth City, North Carolina on April 24, 2021. Brown was shot by officers from the Pasquotank County Sheriffs Office on April 21. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
‘Inept, Incompetent and Incapable’: William Barber Says Prosecutors Can’t Handle Elizabeth City Shooting

A week after Andrew Brown Jr. was killed by NC deputies, William Barber II questioned whether local prosecutors can handle the investigation.

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.

A racial justice task force recommended that North Carolina decriminalize marijuana possession.
NC Task Force Wants Weed Decriminalized

A racial justice task force reporting to Gov. Roy Cooper recommended North Carolina do away with criminal penalties, citing how Black and Latino residents are disproportionately convicted.

Between the lawsuits and post office delays, it's hard to know what to do about absentee balloting in NC. We've got everything you need to know here. (Image via Shutterstock)
How Post Office Delays and Lawsuits Impact Absentee Voting in NC

Between postal delays and court cases, there's a lot to follow. But we’ve got everything you need to know about absentee voting in NC here.

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. State officials in NC say North Carolinians have much at stake if the US Supreme Court with Barrett overturns the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
What NC Could Lose If We Lose The ACA

State officials and lawmakers say, with the US Supreme Court considering the Affordable Care Act's survival, NC has much at stake.

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After 44 Years Behind Bars, Ronnie Long’s Claims of Innocence Are Finally Heard

NC prosecutors plan on vacating Ronnie Long’s 1976 conviction after a federal circuit court ruled this week police withheld key evidence.

In a show of defiance, protesters turn their backs and kneel in front of a line of Charlotte police officers during a May protest of George Floyd's killing. Floyd's death sparked massive unrest and led to panels like Gov. Roy Cooper's Racial Equity Task Force, which published a list of criminal justice reform recommendations in December 2020. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Citing ‘Defining Moment’ on Race, Gov. Cooper Launches Criminal Justice Task Force

Saying that Black Americans are “too often” treated unfairly by courts and police, Gov. Cooper launched a task force on racial inequity in criminal justice.