Crime DNA Evidence Exonerates Men after 30 Years; Justice Scalia's Death Penalty Example is Innocent By Rachel Lewis Hilburn • Sep 4, 2014 Listen Listening... / 7:09 Listen to the interview here. Two innocent men, wrongly convicted thirty years ago, walked out of prison as free men earlier this week. North Carolina Attorney General Releases Crime Statistics By Andrew Jarachovic • Jul 13, 2012 Rapyaobro The crime rate in North Carolina last year was the lowest reported since 1977. The state Attorney General’s office released the 2011 statistics yesterday. Here are the findings at the state and local levels.