Crime

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    Problem Solved!

    WCNC reports that, “The Unknown Brewery may have just accidentally broken an unofficial world record for locating a stolen vehicle.”  How did the Charlotte brewery accomplish that feat? It sent out a tweet offering a free keg party as a reward:   And it posted a similar message…
    Jon Guze, May 17, 2019
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    Supremes split sharply on death penalty

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court’s divisions on the future of the death penalty. Pointed divisions within the Supreme Court over capital punishment reemerged Monday, as the justices issued new opinions rehashing recent last-minute death penalty appeals. The Court has barely concealed…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bipartisan Freedom to Work bill aimed at former prison inmates. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that freedom can fuel faster economic growth.
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2019
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    Warren proposes punishing CEOs for other people’s crimes … or no crimes

    Jonathan Zalewski writes for the Foundation for Economic Education about one of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s most poorly conceived policy proposals. On April 3, Warren introduced the Corporate Executive Accountability Act. The bill would make it a federal crime, punishable by a year’s imprisonment for a first offense,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2019
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    Punishment and voting

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explores the notion of allowing felons to vote. Bernie Sanders, the Brooklyn socialist who represents Vermont in the Senate, has called for extending voting rights to prisoners currently incarcerated — all of them, he says, meaning: Terry Nichols, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Nidal Hasan,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2019
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    Fewer people behind bars

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports the latest news about incarceration in the United States. The share of the adult population in prison has fallen to its lowest point since 1997, a new report released Thursday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows. The report…
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on privacy concerns linked to a license-plate reader bill in the N.C. House. John Hood’s Daily Journal reminds us that bail isn’t supposed to punish defendants.
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. policymakers could boost health care innovation by scrapping a state requirement called the certificate of need. Jordan Roberts discusses CON reform efforts in the N.C. General Assembly for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders explains why it makes no sense for governments to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019