Southern Coalition for Social Justice http://wunc.org en Durham Police Paid Criminal Informants 'Conviction Bonuses,' Attorneys Say http://wunc.org/post/durham-police-paid-criminal-informants-conviction-bonuses-attorneys-say <p>An advocacy group says the Durham Police Department has been paying bonuses to crime informants for help in the conviction of suspects.<br /><br />Attorneys from the <a href="http://www.southerncoalition.org/">Southern Coalition for Social Justice</a> have obtained police records that they say show nine people were convicted in drug cases where an informant was paid for his testimony.<br /> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jorge Valencia 31983 at http://wunc.org Durham Police Paid Criminal Informants 'Conviction Bonuses,' Attorneys Say NAACP, Advocacy Organizations Challenge Voter ID Bill In Lawsuit http://wunc.org/post/naacp-advocacy-organizations-file-suit-against-state-after-mccrory-signs-voter-id-bill <p>Several advocacy organizations have <a href="http://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/aclu-and-southern-coalition-social-justice-file-challenge-north-carolinas-voter">filed suit against the state of North Carolina </a>after Governor Pat McCrory signed broad-based voting reform.&nbsp; Earlier today, leaders with the NAACP spoke out against the law. Reverend William Barber said it unfairly targets African-American voters.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:31:17 +0000 Dave DeWitt 20721 at http://wunc.org NAACP, Advocacy Organizations Challenge Voter ID Bill In Lawsuit Cases of Collateral Consequences http://wunc.org/post/cases-collateral-consequences <p>No matter how small the crime, having a conviction on your record can have a lingering impact on your life long after you’ve paid your debt to society.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:20:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 3961 at http://wunc.org Cases of Collateral Consequences