Crime

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    A cyber attack warning

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon highlights new concerns about online bad guys. Cyber attacks by foreign nations and criminals against both government and private sector networks are increasing in both sophistication and scale, a senior National Security Agency official said Wednesday. Jonathan L. Darby, deputy chief…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017
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    Enforcing existing gun laws might help

    Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller details inconvenient news for federal gun control advocates. More than 100,000 convicted felons or other “prohibited persons” tried to buy guns each year during President Barack Obama’s administration by lying on their applications, but the Justice Department only considered prosecuting about 30…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Federal “equitable sharing” programs hurt the relationship between local law enforcement agencies and the people they’re supposed to protect. The programs also threaten private property rights. Jon Guze explains how during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops explains why he’s glad to see a new…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017
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    Placing opioid abuse numbers in perspective

    Betsy McCaughey explains at Investor’s Business Daily why some claims involving opioid abuse mislead the public. President Trump’s declaration that opioid abuse is a public health emergency is sparking debate about addiction. Tragically, myths and misinformation are blocking the path to preventing more deaths. Start with the causes…
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state auditor’s finding that Wake County sheriff’s deputies engaged in employment double-dipping while working at the State Fair. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the benefits of state criminal justice reform.
    Mitch Kokai, October 25, 2017
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    Reducing gun violence without gun control

    Robert VerBruggen offers ideas at National Review Online for addressing gun violence without placing undue burdens on a constitutional right. Mass shootings grab our attention, but they are outliers as far as American homicide is concerned. The Las Vegas shooting may have had a double-digit body count, but…
    Mitch Kokai, October 24, 2017
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    An all-time, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, stuffy-head…policy

    It can't make Carolina cold and allergy sufferers feel any better to know that, while they're stymied in purchasing effective over-the-counter treatment, rogue chemists are staying ahead of policymakers trying to prevent meth production by restricting things used to produce it.
    Jon Sanders, October 12, 2017
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    Congress could address mens rea reform

    Charles Fain Lehman reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a piece of federal legislation that should interest those interested in reforming “mens rea” standards. The most technical bill to be introduced focuses on a more wide-reaching—and possibly more impactful—concern than drugs or mandatory minimums. The…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2017