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Articles by Ashleigh Dye

93-Year-Old Woman Owed $2,300 in Tax Debt so Government Sold Her $40,000 Home and Kept all Proceeds

by Ashleigh N. Dye

Geraldine Tyler, 93, of Minneapolis owed the government nearly $15,000 in tax debt, so the government sold her home for $40,000 and kept the proceeds. Tyler left her condominium in 2010 after gun violence in her neighborhood and dangerous situations left her feeling unsafe. She was ...

Organization Created Platform to Log Police Misconduct in North Carolina

by Ashleigh N. Dye

Emancipate NC, a non-profit criminal justice organization based in Durham, North Carolina, has formed a database with the goal of tracking police misconduct within the state. The organization was founded to pushed for the accountability of law enforcement and police reform.

On March 8, 2021, a ...

New Yorkers With Criminal Record Struggle for Approval to Rent Homes

by Ashleigh Dye

It is estimated that in New York City over 750,000 residents have a criminal record. Yet, many policies and housing laws exclude people with past criminal convictions from being able to rent apartments or homes. Legislation known as “Fair Chance” laws could help change that.

Christina Johnson ...

Government Drones Compromise National Security, yet the NYPD Uses Them

by Ashleigh Dye

Drones produced by a Chinese company, Da Jiang Innovations (“DJI”), have been under scrutiny by the U.S. government for being a potential threat to national security. These same drones however, are being used by The New York City Police Department (“NYPD”).

The NYPD stated that the drones ...

Man Rejects Plea Deal and Is Sentenced to 110 Years in Colorado Prison for Doing So

by Ashleigh Dye

A Colorado man who was driving a truck when his brakes failed resulting in an accident that killed four people in 2019 was sentenced on December 13, 2021, to 110 years in prison. Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ harsh prison sentence gained a lot of attention and caused widespread condemnation, ...

Fear and Freedom Twenty Years Later: How Post 9/11 Security Measures Overstepped Privacy

by Ashleigh N. Dye

The threat of terrorism in America has gripped the hearts of Americans for the past two decades since the 9/11 attacks. This fear has, however, been monopolized by the U.S. Government. Immediately following September 11, 2001, government agencies were formed such as the Transportation Security Administration ...

Criminal Justice Legislation Signed by North Carolina Governor

by Ashleigh N. Dye

In August 2021, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed three criminal justice bills into law. The goals of the new laws are to give law enforcement the mental health tools they need, ensure police are responsible for their actions, and log the trouble officers get into. ...



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