Crime

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    Bad News: Homicides Are Up In Charlotte

    The Charlotte Observer reports: Charlotte just posted its highest murder rate in more than a decade, prompting city leaders to say the violence should be treated as a public health crisis. The city’s rate — 11.6 homicides per 100,000 people — is the highest since…
    Jon Guze, January 23, 2020
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    Split Appeals Court panel denies convicted murderer’s attempt to use racial-bias excuse

    In a 2-1 ruling, the N.C. Court of Appeals denied a convicted Columbus County murderer’s attempt to escape punishment. He claimed racial bias during jury selection tainted his trial. The case involves Antiwuan Tyrez Campbell, convicted in 2017 of first-degree murder in the 2015 killing of Allen Wilbur Davis Jr.
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has good reasons to celebrate as National School Choice Week approaches. Terry Stoops recaps recent school choice gains during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jay Schweikert of the libertarian Cato Institute explains why his group is endorsing North Carolina’s efforts to reform state…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    Attacks on Jews and threats to religious liberty

    Kristen Waggoner writes for the Federalist about larger religious liberty implications of recent anti-Semitic attacks in the United States. Imagine you’re in your home, surrounded by friends and family, peacefully celebrating your faith tradition’s most significant holiday. Suddenly an armed stranger enters and attempts to kill you and…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. legislators head back to Raleigh this month. Becki Gray explains what’s likely to be on their agenda during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze shares his concerns about recent developments involving civil asset forfeiture and federal equitable sharing in North Carolina. Longtime Raleigh…
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2020
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    The latest kooky idea: Abolishing police

    Christopher Rufo writes for City Journal about one of the political left‘s most dangerous ideas. The latest call to action from some criminal-justice activists: “Abolish the police.” From the streets of Chicago to the city council of Seattle, and in the pages of academic journals ranging from the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A high-profile Republican challenger is out. Potential Democratic challengers continue to jockey for position. Those are two key developments in North Carolina’s hotly contested 2020 U.S. Senate race. Rick Henderson offers analysis during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses recent letters to N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2019
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    Bad news for San Francisco’s quality of life

    Kerry Jackson explains at the Daily Caller how progressive policy preferences are likely to affect San Francisco residents. San Francisco garnered national headlines with the election of its new district attorney, a progressive, which means there will be zero progress made in the homelessness crisis, and little if…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2019