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    Talk of Defunding the Police Lingers

    Nate Hochman ponders at National Review Online the ongoing campaign to defund police. It’s been a year since cities across America were swept up in the frenzy of decriminalization, decarceration, and leniency that followed last summer’s widespread Black Lives Matter protests. It’s been at least six months since…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2021
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    Department of Justice Shows Its Political Bias

    Editors at the Washington Examiner highlight the wrong turn the U.S. Justice Department has taken under Merrick Garland. Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice has discovered a new group that poses a pressing threat to the country’s safety and wellbeing. Their potential crimes are heinous: Objecting to the propagation…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2021
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    Leftist Prosecutors and the 2020 Crime Spike

    Caitlin Bassett writes for the Federalist about links between the rise of left-of-center prosecutors and an increase in crime rates. The number of homicides in the United States increased around 30 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported last week, along…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2021
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    New Analysis Contradicts the Standard Narrative Regarding Police Killings

    According to Black Lives Matter and similar anti-police organizations, the most important things to know about police violence are that there is a large and growing racial disparity in fatal police violence and that, as a result, the police are killing extraordinarily large numbers of Black men and women…
    Jon Guze, October 4, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Feature

    Ray Nothstine’s Carolina Journal Opinion explains why the FBI crime report should inform policy decisions.
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2021
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    Lucky to Be Here, Asset Forfeiture Edition

    In former times, back before Covid and the government’s response put a damper on my optimism, I published a series of blog posts and research briefs in which I discussed some of the many reasons I feel lucky to live in North Carolina. (See here, here, here,…
    Jon Guze, September 20, 2021
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    Perkins Coie is a powerful, Democrat-affiliated law firm. Perkins Coie led the national effort to eliminate protections against fraud and ballot harvesting in last year’s election, and Perkins Coie engineered a settlement that did just that in North Carolina. Overwhelming bi-partisan majorities in the General Assembly had approved special Covid rules…
    Jon Guze, September 17, 2021
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    Was Michael Byrd’s Killing of Ashli Babbit Justified? An Alternative Analysis

    *BBC photo source Last week I provided a link to a piece in which a legal expert, Jonathan Turley, suggested the answer is, “No.” Today I’m providing a link to a peice in which another legal expert, Andrew Branca, suggests the answer is, “Yes.” You can…
    Jon Guze, September 2, 2021