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South Carolina debating if it should be easier to expunge a brush with the law

By Cynthia Roldan, September 27, 2014 COLUMBIA – South Carolina lawmakers looking to expand the state’s expungement laws are finding themselves on the opposite side of law enforcement officials and crime victims advocates. During a normally quiet time for the Legislature, a subcommittee of both senators and representatives has met here in recent weeks to… Read More »

AP EXCLUSIVE: DRONES LEFT OUT OF AIR TRAFFIC PLANS

BY JOAN LOWY  ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about whether it can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft and predicted congestion in the sky. “We didn’t understand the magnitude to which (drones) would be an… Read More »

Former Charleston Police Chief Reuben Greenberg remembered as groundbreaking, passionate

By Glenn Smith and Schuyler Kropf, Post & Courier Former Charleston Police Chief Reuben M. Greenberg, a charismatic and combative leader who drove down crime and drew national attention to the Holy City during his 23 years as its top cop, died Wednesday after a long period of declining health. He was 71. Mayor Joe Riley… Read More »

Charleston police trainee arrested for DUI

By Bo Petersen, Post & Courier Sep 23 2014 3:52 pm A Charleston Police trainee has been arrested for driving under the influence in Columbia. Wesley Bird, 27, of Columbia, was arrested by S.C. Highway Patrol on Saturday, in his personal vehicle, according to a Charleston Police news release. He was in Columbia attending the… Read More »

Study: More pilots testing positive for drugs

BY JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, including some that could impair flying, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The study examined toxicology reports for almost 6,700 pilots… Read More »

Stop and frisk, what you should know

By Brooks Davis The recent death of Denzel Curnell, a local man who died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot, has raised many issues for local law enforcement, chief among them are the legality of a “stop and frisk” and racial profiling. In this particular incident, a young African-American man was stopped by a… Read More »

Bail for Northwoods Mall shooting suspect highlights authorities’ struggle with new law

By Andrew Knapp, The Post and Courier When Timothy Xavier McClendon appeared for a bond hearing a day after his arrest in a shooting outside Northwoods Mall, a new state law should have prohibited a magistrate from setting bail for the 16-year-old. The new bond law If a person commits a violent crime when already out… Read More »

FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. It is the second-largest fine the agency has proposed against an airline. The largest proposed fine was… Read More »

SC Supreme Court: Jury trials are for adults only

By Cynthia Roldan, The Post and Courier COLUMBIA – South Carolina’s Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that juveniles do not have a right to a jury trial. The high court upheld South Carolina’s current code, which calls for children’s cases to be held in a separate court without a jury. Family court is designed that… Read More »

Uber Sting in the City of Charleston?

The Post & Courier Regarding the “Uber Driver Sting”, it is illegal in the City of Charleston to offer a taxi service for compensation unless you have had the proper inspections and license. However, if you offer someone a safe ride home and accept only a thank you for payment, you will not be in… Read More »