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N.C. Armed Robbery Is ‘Violent Crime’ (access required)

The North Carolina statutory offense of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon, in violation of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-87, categorically qualifies as a violent felony under the “force clause” of the Armed Career Criminal Act; the 4th Circuit affirms defendant’s sentence under the ACCA. Defendant was sentenced under the ACCA after he pleaded guilty ...