Crime

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    Chicago Democrat’s solution to carjacking: ban video games

    One of my favorite constitutional experts is Jonathan Turley of George Washington University. A self-professed liberal, he calls them as he sees them. It’s a rare quality in analysts these days. His latest blog is about an Illinois legislator who thinks he has the solution to Chicago’s rampant problem…
    Donna Martinez, February 23, 2021
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    The Right AOC on Point: N.C. should boost protection of gun rights

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains why N.C. policymakers should refocus attention on protecting Second Amendment rights. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2021
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    Defunding police can produce deadly consequences

    Zaid Jilani writes at National Review Online about real-life consequences of defunding local police. The role of policing in the United States is being hotly debated, with many liberal activists calling for reductions in police funding. Although advocates of defunding the police have failed to win over the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 2, 2021
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    Anti-police activism prompts predictable response

    Frank Main and Fran Spielman write in the Chicago Sun-Times about one consequence of the recent nationwide attack on police. The number of police officers retiring in Chicago and other cities has soared amid a chorus of anti-police rhetoric that’s become increasingly loud over the past year. In…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2021
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    COVID-19 and the government shutdowns tied to it have created special challenges for entrepreneurs in North Carolina’s alcohol-related industries. John Trump reviews those challenges during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart discusses his reappointment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021
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    The Right AOC on Point: Response to Capitol violence from Big Tech, political Left causes concern

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” condemns recent violence at the U.S. Capitol. She also shares her concerns about the response to the violence from Big Tech and the political Left. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2021
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    Tax preparers’ guilty pleas remind us of previous CJ investigation

    The U.S. Justice Department submits the following news release: Seven Charlotte, North Carolina tax return preparers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States by preparing and filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, U.S. Attorney R. Andrew…
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2021
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    We all should agree: Violent riots are bad

    Robert VerBruggen of National Review Online explores a disturbing response to last week’s mob attack at the U.S. Capitol. This is not the most important observation that one might make after what happened last week, but it’s one that stands out to me: A lot of people seem…
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2021