Columbia Crime

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  • Haley says church shooting will forever change her o...

    1 hr ago | via Norwalk Citizen News 

    In a Monday, June 22, 2015 file photo, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, center, is applauded during a news conference in the South Carolina State House, in Columbia, S.C. Haley said that the Confederate flag should come down from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed. Photo: Tim Dominick, AP COLUMBIA, S.C. - For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley , South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda.

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  • Dispute racism as main cause of church burnings | Le...

    7 hrs ago | via NJ.com 

    In a June 19, 2015 file photo, the Confederate flag flies near the South Carolina Statehouse, in Columbia, S.C. For 15 years, South Carolina lawmakers refused to consider removing the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, but opinions changed within five days of the massacre of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, as a growing tide of Republicans joined the call to remove the battle flag from a Confederate monument in front of the Statehouse and put it in a museum., File I wish to respond to the guest editorial from the Baltimore Sun, "Embers of Racism: Burning black churches," which appeared in the Times' print edition on July 1. The editorial stated that the FBI had acknowledged that some of the recent fires were arson, but had not found sufficient evidence to label them as racially motivated crimes.

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  • 14-Year-Old Killed in Columbia Shooting

    22 hrs ago | via WLTX-TV Columbia 

    According to the Richland County Coroner's Office, 14-year-old Najeer Raborn Buggs died Friday after being shot in the upper body. 14-Year-Old Killed in Columbia Shooting According to the Richland County Coroner's Office, 14-year-old Najeer Raborn Buggs died Friday after being shot in the upper body.

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  • Woman Arrested After Jumping Confederate Monument Fence

    Yesterday | via WLTX-TV Columbia 

    One woman was arrested Friday after she jumped the fence surrounding the Confederate flag on the Statehouse grounds, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Woman Arrested After Jumping Confederate Monument Fence One woman was arrested Friday after she jumped the fence surrounding the Confederate flag on the Statehouse grounds, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

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  • NC woman arrested after jumping fence around Confede...

    Yesterday | via WYFF-TV Greenville 

    With South Carolina lawmakers set to vote on the Confederate flag's removal from the Statehouse grounds, people from across the country came to take pictures of the controversial symbol. With South Carolina lawmakers set to vote on the Confederate flag's removal from the Statehouse grounds, people from across the country came to take pictures of the controversial symbol.

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  • Online push for massacre not seen

    Yesterday | via NWAonline 

    Authorities have found that the man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black people in a South Carolina church last month had been in contact with white supremacists online, but it doesn't appear they encouraged him to carry out the massacre, law enforcement officials said Friday. Investigators uncovered that information as they have pieced together where the gunman, Dylann Roof, 21, received his inspiration and have looked into whether anyone else should face charges in connection with the murders.

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  • Charleston church shooting suspect contacted suprema...

    Yesterday | via Dallas Morning News 

    Federal and local authorities have found that the man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black people in a South Carolina church last month had been in contact with white supremacists online, although it does not appear that they encouraged him to carry out the massacre, according to law enforcement officials. Investigators uncovered that information as they have pieced together where the gunman, Dylann Roof, 21, received his inspiration, and whether anyone else should face charges in connection with the murders.

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  • The boldness of Bree Newsome: Some thoughts, regrets...

    Friday | via Daily Kos 

    At about 7:30am last Saturday morning , I received an unusually early text from a friend stating that a courageous woman had been in arrested in Columbia, South Carolina for somehow taking down the Confederate Flag and that people online were expecting me to step up and help. Ten days before Bree Newsome shocked the world by scaling a Confederate monument in front of the South Carolina statehouse and taking down the Confederate Flag, a man who loved the flag and other racist symbols walked into Emanuel AME Church in Charleston and killed nine people, including State Senator Clementa Pinckney, in the deadliest single hate crime against African Americans in nearly 100 years.

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  • Popping the Biden Balloon - Local Labor hearts Sande...

    Friday | via Politico 

    Happy holiday: Fourth Eve! We always find this weekend to be one of the most romantic times to be in D.C.: You see so many families who are visiting for once in a lifetime, soaking in sights that we pass every day. It's an annual reminder of the fascinating place we live.

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  • Donors give $3 million to Pinckney scholarship after...

    Friday | via USA Today 

    A group of anonymous donors has come together to create a college scholarship fund in honor of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor who was killed last month in the Charleston church Donors give $3 million to Pinckney scholarship after Charleston shooting Charleston, S.C. - A group of anonymous donors has come together to create a college scholarship fund in honor of Rev.

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  • Church fires not usually arson; weather found as cau...

    Thursday | via Lewistown Sentinel 

    As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina. The State Law Enforcement Division said in a statement that investigators found no evidence of criminal intent in the fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, about 50 miles north of the "Mother Emanuel" church in Charleston where nine people were killed June 17. The pastor at the rural black church targeted by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago had said he suspected lightning was to blame.

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  • South Carolina Nonprofit Association urges Legislatu...

    Thursday | via The Moultrie News 

    Following the aftermath of the shooting where nine people were killed during Bible study in a historic African-American church in Charleston, the state's largest consortium of nonprofit leaders and organizations joins the growing list of South Carolina-based businesses asking the state Legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the State House ... (more)

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  • As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not...

    Thursday | via Cybercast News Service 

    The Rev. John Taylor feared the worst when he learned his church was on fire, only days after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston prompted Southern leaders to call for removing Confederate flags.

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  • Last funeral for victim of Charleston shooting in Co...

    Thursday Jul 2 | via WCAX-TV Burlington 

    Authorities in Arizona questioned a "person of interest" Wednesday night in the case of a Phoenix-area couple missing for more than a week. Authorities say a missing Phoenix-area couple were killed and buried in the yard of a man who said he was high on methamphetamine at the time.

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  • The Latest at Navy Yard: No hoax suspected, DC polic...

    Thursday Jul 2 | via KRISTV.COM Corpus Christi 

    D.C.'s police chief says authorities don't believe that the report of a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard was a hoax. Chief Cathy Lanier says investigators have interviewed the woman who reported that she may have heard gunshots at the Navy Yard on Thursday.

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  • Charleston shooter's sister launches GoFundMe to rai...

    Thursday Jul 2 | via Mashable 

    Amber Roof, the sister of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, has apparently set up a GoFundMe Page in the wake of the attack to raise money for her wedding and honeymoon. Roof was set to be married just four days after her brother attacked parishioners at the historic black Emanuel AME Church, killing nine.

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  • KKK, Black Panthers asked to leave South Carolina

    Thursday Jul 2 | via WDTN-TV Dayton 

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina chapters of several national organizations stood near the Confederate flag at the Statehouse Wednesday to announce a simple message: "We are asking all hate groups, like the KKK and the Black Panthers, to leave our state. You are not welcome here," said Tina Reddy, with the state chapter of the National Action Network, which is headed nationally by Rev.

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  • As S.C. fire investigated, stats show church fires n...

    Wednesday Jul 1 | via Daily Chronicle 

    GREELEYVILLE, S.C. – The Rev. John Taylor feared the worst when he learned his church was on fire, only days after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston prompted Southern leaders to call for removing Confederate flags.

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  • Wounded Wauwatosa detective goes home from hospital

    Wednesday Jul 1 | via WAOW 

    A dog was left in a locked car with its windows rolled up for more than two hours before it died of heat stroke as temperatures inside the car soared to 120 degrees, Wausau police said Tuesday. WAUSAU - A dog was left in a locked car with its windows rolled up for more than two hours before it died of heat stroke as temperatures inside the car soared to 120 degrees, Wausau police said Tuesday.

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  • As Nation Mourns 9 Black Victims of Church Massacre,...

    Friday Jun 19 | via Democracy Now 

    A 21-year-old South Carolina man with apparent sympathies to white supremacy has been arrested for the massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Dylann Roof reportedly sat with the church members for an hour before before he opened fire.

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Columbia Law

1st DUI Nolie Prosequi 2nd won at the motor vehicle hearing. Case is over now Told to play guilty Can I apply again for hearing
I wanted to go to trial because I knew that I would win. Lawyer talked me into pled guilty and I was not given a copy, but I signed some papers. I am a register nursing student and I asked him many times if my case can be expunged if I lost my case, he said yes. On 5/28/ 2015, after signing the paper lawyer gave me a number to call to get information on applying for expunge. As you know their is no expunge on DUI charge, which I didn't know it at the time or I would have went to trial. My case was first at the DUI court in Rock hill, and after my case was over I learned that reason it was moved to York County, General Sessions is because I was charged with 2nd DUI, when my 1st on 2010 was Nolie Prosequi. Discovery video didn't have anything on me, it was only bits hear and their.
I am not licensed in South Carolina, so out of respect for any experienced attorney licensed in SC who also answers...
Information about getting a special provisional driver's license.
1st DUI charge was dropped. After my 2nd DUI, I received from Department of motor vehicles that I cannot drive for 12 months and cannot get a provisional license. I had filed with office of motor vehicle for hearing and won and I was driving with go anywhere driver's license. I am in process of seeing about filing for PCR. My own attorney destroyed my case. I know I will get what I am asking. Even after I win my case I am assuming I cannot apply to the office of motor vehicle hearing again? I am also assuming that both of my DUI charge will stay in my driving record for so many years even if the case was dismissed and I have to wait 12 months and go through programs before getting my license back? In mean time is their anything I could apply to the court, or to the motor hearing?
I am not licensed in South Carolina, so out of respect for any experienced attorney licensed in SC who answers your...
Boyfriend got charged with DUI, he refused to take a breathalyzer, how can you help?
My boyfriend got pulled over for a DUI saturday night. The thing is the officer gave him a warning ticket for swerving in lanes, the only reason why he swerved was because we got food and it spilled and he was trying to clean it up He only had a beer, or two. He passed all the exams, and he refused to take a breathalyzer. The cops arrested him, and suspended his license. Why did the officer givr him a warning ticket for swerving in lanes and then arrest him? Is there anyway we can get out of this? He refused to take a breathalyzer, therefor technically they dont have proof that he was drunk? (The reason why he refused to take a breathalyzer was because there was a St. Pattys celebration in SC and he had drank earlier, but he didnt know how much wouldve still been in his system)
Refusing to take the breathalyzer test was a serious mistake. If you get pulled over on suspicion of a DUI and...
I got into dui accident without insurance. What will i be charged with.
I got into a minor accident. No one was hurt. I was arrested for a dui and later when reporting the claim to my insurance company, discovered my insurance had lapsed. The policy has been reinstated but it is not retroactive for the time of the accident. What can I expect will be the legal repercussions. The court and officer did not realize my insurance had lapsed at the time of arrest. Can I be arrested again when I appear in court as an uninsured motorist? Will I be able to get a provisional license?
You could have additional charges, so best to get a local criminal lawyer on deck now. Avvo has a great "find a lawyer"...
Can u get a bench warrant lifted by paying the fine. Was put on a payment plan for a dui case, but couldnt keep up the payments.
Once i couldnt keep up the payments, they issued me a court date telling me i would have to have the payment in full over 1000. Which i missed because i knew i didnt have the money and was gonna have to do 30 days.
The only way to get a bench warrant lifted is to apply to the judge who issued it and ask that judge to lift the warrant
Is a DUAC a criminal charge in the state of South Carolina or a moving violation?
Being convicted of a DUAC and blowing a .08 is this a misdemeanor charge or a moving violation?
A first offense DUI or DUAC is a misdemeanor. Although it is a misdemeanor it carries very significant consequences,...
Can I bring proof that my fta was with drawn to the new state I live in for a drivers license?
I got my license suspended due to ticket fines in California whereI lived..they are all paid but still shows a ftafor ga. Trying to send certfied doc to cali to show its withdrawn. Can I bring the certified letter to my new state sc where I reside and get my license back since I am now a resident there?
The most important thing is to make sure each DMV cleans up your driving record. Find out what the SC DMV will need by...