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SC Senate passes bill on officer body cameras

...months.The guidelines would include which officers should wear cameras and how long data should be stored. State and local law enforcement agencies would then have three months to submit their own policies for review.The Legislature could reject...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-29/sc-senate-passes-bill-
Rants & Raves

...source. RANT TO SHERIFF Round tree. Why would you refuse police escorts to the foundation that raises money to assist local law enforcement, but provide escorts for a 5k run? How much do they raise for law enforcement?

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-27/rants-raves
South Carolina legislators face busy week to try to meet the crossover deadline for bills' passage this year

...equip law enforcement officers across South Carolina with body-worn cameras. A Senate bill would require all state and local law enforcement agencies to submit policies for review within nine months. Implementation would occur over a multiyear phase-in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-26/south-carolina-legislato
House, Senate advance bills on police body cameras

...data should be stored. State and local law enforcement agencies would then have...employed across roughly 300 state and local law enforcement agencies in South Carolina...estimate equipping all state and local law enforcement officers with body cameras...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-21/house-senate-advance-bills-police-b
Trial begins for paralegal accused of stealing nearly $600,000 from local law firm

A paralegal accused of stealing $594,000 from a local law firm and its clients insisted on representing himself as his trial in U.S. District Court began Monday.Richard Owen faces...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-09/trial-begins-paralegal
SC gun permit change gets 'neutral' stance

...agree not to fight the change.On Friday. the bill's sponsor, Rep. Bill Hixon, R-North Augusta, said he met with local law enforcement officials last month and won what he considers to be support for his gun reciprocity proposal: Aiken County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-12/sc-gun-permit-change-g
Georgia House Speaker says no vote for 'religious freedom' bill that became flashpoint

...Republican member added language preventing it from being used as a defense for discrimination banned under federal, state or local law.The measure's sponsor, state Sen. Josh McKoon, said Thursday that he would make every effort to get a vote, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-02/georgia-house-speaker-says-no-vote-
Despite modern controversies, United States still manages to survive

...disclosure: I am on the board of the new state charter school in Hephzibah.) SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE A SIGN: Our local law enforcement officers have a lot of important work to do. I don't believe picking up trash on the right of way is the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-04-11/despite-modern-c
Stalled 'religious freedom' measure's opponents, supporters ramp up pressure with days left

...anti-discrimination language to ensure that the bill could not be used as legal cover for violating federal, state or local law. Georgia does not have a law preventing discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity, but Atlanta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-30/stalled-religious-freedom-mea
Officials warn against celebratory gunfire on New Year's

...Year's celebratory gunfire to the cowboys of the Old West, local law enforcement officials say. You might be putting others...the agency announced that it would support state and local law enforcement agencies in ballistic tests on bullet casings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-30/officials-warn-against