Crime

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Voters recently selected two new Republican representatives for North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th congressional districts. Rick Henderson analyzes the special elections’ significance during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses key trends from the latest batch of N.C. public school standardized test scores. Wellesley College sociology…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2019
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    Heritage takes note of N.C. efforts to clean up criminal code

    GianCarlo Canaparo and Lucas Drill of the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal highlight North Carolina’s Senate Bill 584. North Carolina is taking its overcriminalization problem seriously. With overwhelming bipartisan support, the state last month enacted Senate Bill 584, which allows the legislature to rein in runaway regulatory crimes. Like…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina took another step toward cleaning up the state’s criminal code with the recent approval of Senate Bill 584. Mike Schietzelt explains the significance of the latest legislation for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts assesses the potential significance of the recently enacted…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2019
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    Harris’ criminal justice plan deviates from her record

    Joseph Simonson and Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner report the contradictions between Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ criminal justice proposals and her record as a prosecutor. Sen. Kamala Harris’ criminal justice reform plan represents a stark reversal from her prosecutor days on body cameras, police shooting…
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2019
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    Women and gun control

    Adam Mill writes at the Federalist website about the potential impact of gun control on women’s safety. In all the current hysteria to “buy back” (translation: “confiscate”) guns, we should not overlook this question: Should women be permitted to protect their own bodies? Or should they be forced…
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2019
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    JLF’s Mike Schietzelt Quoted in The Insider on Criminal Code Reform

    JLF’s Mike Schietzelt was quoted in The Insider, a subscription service news/aggregation service published by the News & Observer for influencers in North Carolina. The piece covered the latest criminal recodification reform, Senate Bill 584, which requires rule-making bodies – such as local governments, state agencies, and licensing boards…
    Brenee Goforth, September 9, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    President Trump heads back to North Carolina next week to stump for the Republican in the special 9th District congressional race. Rick Henderson discusses Trump’s visit and both of the state’s special congressional elections for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze examines the debate…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2019
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    North Carolina Takes Another Step Forward On Criminal Law Reform. Here’s What’s Changing.

    This week, JLF’s Mike Schietzelt published a research brief on a criminal justice law recently enacted in North Carolina. Schietzelt writes: Session Law 2019-198: Criminal Law Reform became law this month.  It marks an important step forward for criminal law reform. The bill builds off of previous reforms, Schietzelt explains:…
    Brenee Goforth, August 30, 2019