It’s hard to believe but under South Carolina civil asset forfeiture law, police can seize cash or valuables they simply believe to be ill-gotten without ever charging you with a crime, then require you to prove at your own expense your innocence to reclaim the property.
January was National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and South Carolina has a lot to be proud of when it comes to fighting modern-day slavery. Our state has made the biggest improvement in the nation in fighting human trafficking, according to Shared Hope International’s latest Protected Innocence Challenge report.
A League of Women Voters analysis of South Carolina’s voting technology shows continued software deficiencies in the Election Systems and Security technology used in the state.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last summer that cellphone location information routinely collected by wireless service providers AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and others cannot be shared with police unless a judge allows it. It was a sensible decision that struck a blow for digital privacy.
Eight years ago, there was a push to make the all-powerful S.C. Budget and Control Board more transparent by streaming its meetings on the Internet. While the streaming of public meetings is routine these days, that wasn’t the case in 2010.
The board of directors of the state’s largest, and perhaps most vital regulatory agency, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), announced it had selected a fellow board member to be the agency’s new director.
It’s the central dividing line of American politics: the age-old debate between those who generally favor higher spending and taxes, and those on the other hand who believe it’s beneficial to let taxpayers keep more of their own money.
We can all afford to better ourselves in some way, and this time each year many us resolve to do so – whether it’s adopting a healthier lifestyle, working a little harder toward a goal, or learning a new skill.
Given how bad news tends to dominate headlines – and how misdeeds are far more likely to find their way onto the nightly news than acts of kindness – it’s easy to lose sight of the basic goodness and generosity of people.
VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little.