Law http://wunc.org en Witness To An Execution: Part Two http://wunc.org/post/witness-execution-part-two <p><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Stephen Lich Tyler drove to Texas last week to witness the execution of his father’s killer, </span></font><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Ramiro Hernandez Llanas. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:13:28 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 33844 at http://wunc.org Witness To An Execution: Part Two Another Look At The Duke Lacrosse Case http://wunc.org/post/another-look-duke-lacrosse-case <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">In March 2006, three white lacrosse players at Duke University were accused of raping an African-American exotic dancer. The case raised questions about race, gender and class in the justice system. Ultimately, the lacrosse players were found innocent. But Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong lost his law license for withholding evidence and other offenses. </span></font></span></font> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:07:48 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 33843 at http://wunc.org Another Look At The Duke Lacrosse Case 5 Arrested After Kidnapping Of Wake County Prosecutor's Father http://wunc.org/post/5-arrested-after-kidnapping-wake-county-prosecutors-father <p>The FBI says a North Carolina man who was rescued from kidnappers on Wednesday might have been targeted because of his daughter’s work as a prosecutor in Wake County.<br /><br />Frank Janssen was missing from his home in Wake Forest for five days before an FBI team found and rescued him in Atlanta.<br /><br />Investigators say Janssen’s captors were communicating via cell phone with a man whom Janssen’s daughter, a prosecutor who focuses on drug and gang cases, put in prison for life.<br /> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:34:37 +0000 Jorge Valencia 33629 at http://wunc.org Witness To A Texas Execution: Part One http://wunc.org/post/witness-texas-execution-part-one <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">On Wednesday night, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=301083430">State of Texas executed Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas</a>, a man convicted of the 1997 killing of professor Glen Lich.</span></font></span></font></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:20:58 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 33514 at http://wunc.org Witness To A Texas Execution: Part One Fourth Circuit Court Challenge Could Affect Same-Sex Marriage In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/fourth-circuit-court-challenge-could-affect-same-sex-marriage-north-carolina <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font face="Helvetica,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The&nbsp;Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is preparing to hear the appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that struck down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban in February. The decision could have implications for North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage.&nbsp;</font></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:14:20 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 33442 at http://wunc.org Fourth Circuit Court Challenge Could Affect Same-Sex Marriage In North Carolina Art Therapist Works With Incarcerated Patients http://wunc.org/post/art-therapist-works-incarcerated-patients <p>For nearly a quarter of a century, art therapist Sue Etheridge has worked with mentally ill and chronically ill patients. But it is not just in a hospital; her work takes place behind bars. Etheridge provided art therapy at the medical facility at the federal prison in Butner, North Carolina. And now she works with the incarcerated at Central Prison in Raleigh. Host Frank Stasio talks with Etheridge about her work and an award she received for her efforts from the Dalai Lama.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:15:53 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 32584 at http://wunc.org Art Therapist Works With Incarcerated Patients Now Cleared, Alert Carolina Sirens Sound On UNC-CH Campus With Reports Of Armed Person Near Campus http://wunc.org/post/now-cleared-alert-carolina-sirens-sound-unc-ch-campus-reports-armed-person-near-campus <p><a href="http://alertcarolina.unc.edu/go/doc/1395/2127106/Emergency-The-University-has-activated-the-sirens-Police-report-an-ARMED-AND-DANGEROUS-PERSON-ON-OR-NEAR-CAMPUS-" target="_blank">Alert Carolina</a> sirens sounded on the UNC Chapel Hill campus following reports of an armed and dangerous person on or near the campus. Additional email and texts were sent to campus staff, students and faculty encouraging area residents to remain inside.&nbsp; According to reports, a man displayed a knife or knives near the campus area known as "The Pit."</p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:25:18 +0000 Keith Weston 32553 at http://wunc.org On Racism: 'This Is Our Heritage. You Can't Get Away From It' http://wunc.org/post/racism-our-heritage-you-cant-get-away-it <p></p><p>Last month, Michael Dunn <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lawyer-seeks-delay-in-loud-music-case-sentencing/">was convicted</a> of attempted murder, after firing several rounds into an SUV of young black men. Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old, was killed in the incident. Dunn is 47, and he is white. Dunn invoked the "Stand Your Ground Law" to defend his actions, and the jury was deadlocked on whether to charge him for Davis's murder. He'll face a retrial this summer.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:44:22 +0000 Phoebe Judge & Eric Mennel 32404 at http://wunc.org On Racism: 'This Is Our Heritage. You Can't Get Away From It' Army General Fined, Reprimanded In Sex Case http://wunc.org/post/army-general-fined-reprimanded-sex-case <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:53:21 +0000 Associated Press & Jeffrey Collins 32392 at http://wunc.org Army General Fined, Reprimanded In Sex Case NC's First Female Judge Had No Legal Training Whatsoever http://wunc.org/post/ncs-first-female-judge-had-no-legal-training-whatsoever <p></p><p>Judge Mamie Dowd Walker was a widow with two children when she was appointed the first female judge in North Carolina in 1934.&nbsp; It was a first for North Carolina not only because Judge Walker was female, but also because she had no legal training.&nbsp; But her grandson Milo Pyne says his grandmother "needed the money."&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:54:03 +0000 Carol Jackson & Phoebe Judge 31800 at http://wunc.org NC's First Female Judge Had No Legal Training Whatsoever