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Code enforcement needs due process

By William R. Toler and Corey Friedman [Note: The following was written as an editorial for The Richmond County Daily Journal July 10. A section that was excised from the original draft has been included in this version and appears … Continue reading

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Chickens killed following chargeless cockfighting suspicion

By William R. Toler Terril Byrd’s feathers are ruffled…and for good reason. Back in December, New Bern police seized nearly 60 chickens (hens and roosters) from Byrd’s property on suspicion of cockfighting, according to NewsChannel 12. The station reports officers … Continue reading

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Grounding drones a win for privacy

By Corey Friedman North Carolinians will largely be free from spying eyes high above their heads — at least for the next two years. State lawmakers included a provision in the 2013 Appropriations Act that prevents state and local authorities … Continue reading

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Carteret deputy tases tied dog

By William R. Toler When Rebecka Brown returned home June 5, she noticed a business card stuck in her door. That card was from Det. Joey Cooper, a deputy with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office. “Naturally I called the number … Continue reading

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Reporter told not to record

By William R. Toler While covering a fatal fire near Aurora, NC, a television reporter was approached by a Beaufort County deputy who tried to prevent him from shooting. NewsChannel 12′s Mike Valerio said the deputy told him before he … Continue reading

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Fourth Amendment flushed in court decisions

By William R. Toler “I’d like to get some sleep before I travel. But if you’ve got a warrant, I guess you’re gonna come in.” The late Jerry Garcia would be disappointed–as are many civil libertarians–that his line from “Truckin’” … Continue reading

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