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SC Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws – A Formula for Theft, Greed, and Public Corruption

SC Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws – A Formula for Theft, Greed, and Public Corruption SC’s civil asset forfeiture laws need...

SC House Bill 3733

Should We Send Drug Addicts to Treatment Instead of Prison?

The United States, with the highest incarceration rate in the world, is still locking up drug offenders in prisons. Why?...

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Why was an Atlantic Beach Police Officer Rehired by Three Police Departments While Under Investigation for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor?

An Atlantic Beach Police Officer was fired on January 3 – the day after he was arrested and charged with...

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Criminal Justice Reform Bill – What is the First Step Act?

The US Senate voted to approve the First Step Act this week – a criminal justice reform bill that promises...

Expungement Law Veto Overridden by SC Legislature

Expungement Law Veto Overridden by SC Legislature

Gov. Henry McMaster tried to stop lawmakers from allowing people with minor, non-violent drug convictions to have their criminal records...

SC Needs Grand Jury Reform Now

SC Needs Grand Jury Reform Now

Once upon a time, grand juries served a noble purpose. They allowed regular people – rather than highly educated prosecutors...

CDV in SC: Was the Law Valid Before October of This Year?

CDV in SC: Was the Law Valid Before October of This Year?

Thousands of South Carolinians may have been arrested and imprisoned for CDV in SC using a law that is not...

False Information to Police Charges in SC

False Information to Police Charges in SC

Senator Paul Campbell, Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, was charged with DUI and lying to police last weekend. His...

Mandatory Mental Illness Training for all South Carolina Officers

Mandatory Mental Illness Training for all South Carolina Officers

Lack of training as to how to recognize and de-escalate mental health episodes may be one of the most common...

Is Myrtle Beach’s Teen Curfew Effective?

Is Myrtle Beach’s Teen Curfew Effective?

Is any teen curfew effective? Most scientific studies that have been conducted, some decades ago, have concluded that teen curfews...