Crime

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    Tallying the costs of nationwide protests

    Alex Nester reports for the Washington Free Beacon on costs associated with recent nationwide protests. What mainstream media outlets have dubbed as “mostly peaceful protests” caused up to $2 billion in property damage in the first two weeks of protests alone, Axios reported Wednesday. The report found that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020
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    Threat of left-wing political violence

    Nathanael Blake of the Federalist highlights a dark undercurrent in the presidential election campaign. The quiet part is becoming very loud. Threats of left-wing political violence if President Trump is reelected have gone from subtext to the plain text. Writing at The Atlantic, Shadi Hamid warns of “mass…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2020
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    A halt in the ‘great crime decline’

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports a disappointing development in national crime statistics. The two-decade-long crime decline appears to have conclusively plateaued, a new report released Monday shows, as the share of Americans who faced a violent crime remained between 0.9 and 0.6 percent for…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2020
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    National Review editor highlights shameful attack on police

    Rich Lowry details for National Review Online readers a disturbing story involving the response to violence against police. The attempted assassination of two Los Angeles County deputies, caught on a security video, is chilling and enraging enough. A man walks up to the parked black-and-white cruiser in Compton,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2020
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    “Due Process in a Fee-Driven State”

    That’s the title of a new article by Tennessee College of Law professors Penny White and Glenn Reynolds. Here’s the Abstract: Inspired by the Justice Department’s report on criminal law enforcement and the use of courts as a revenue-generation machine in Ferguson, Missouri, we address the widespread…
    Jon Guze, September 15, 2020
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    Harris deals blow to #MeToo movement

    Tiana Lowe of the Washington Examiner explains how Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris has hurt the so-called #MeToo movement. It’s been quite a week for Kamala Harris. In addition to promulgating anti-vaccination conspiracy theories about any coronavirus vaccine released during the Trump presidency, she met with the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 11, 2020
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    A warning about an American police crisis

    Mike Brake writes at National Review Online about the likely impact of today’s anti-police activity. American policing is heading for a crisis. Cops are going to keep showing up for work. They’re not going to go on strike and parade in front of local police stations with picket…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2020
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    Republican AGs call out their Democratic counterparts on street violence

    Mairead McArdle reports for National Review Online on a concerted campaign from Republican state attorneys general. Republican state attorneys general on Wednesday condemned the prolonged violence and unrest gripping cities across the nation and called on Democratic attorneys general as well as Joe Biden to do the same.
    Mitch Kokai, September 4, 2020