Crime

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    WATCH: JLF’s Mike Schietzelt discusses problems linked to N.C. criminal code

    Mike Schietzelt, John Locke Foundation criminal justice fellow, discusses problems linked to North Carolina’s complicated criminal code for Carolina Journal Radio. Watch the interview here.
    Anna Manning, March 22, 2019
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    Clear criminal laws would save money

    In a 2017 white paper on the need to rewrite North Carolina’s criminal code, Jessica Smith, the W. R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government at the UNC School of Government, observed that “ambiguities, loopholes and inconsistencies in the law drive up the cost of criminal…
    Mike Schietzelt, March 19, 2019
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    Federalist columnist wants FBI to shift its focus

    William Marshall writes at the Federalist website that the FBI has better things to do than target wealthy parents trying to help their kids get into elite colleges. As we watch the FBI investigate and help bring criminal charges against scores of wealthy individuals for fraud because they…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2019
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    No surprises in latest research on the minimum wage

    Recent research and results continue to affirm outcomes expected by economists (but not media or progressives) from hiking the minimum wage.
    Jon Sanders, March 18, 2019
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    Higher minimum wage, more crime

    A new working paper’s conclusions make sense if you believe the data that a higher minimum wage makes it harder to find low-skill jobs. The impact is significant Our results provide no evidence that minimum wage increases reduce crime. Instead, we find that raising the minimum wage increases…
    Joseph Coletti, March 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online compares North Carolina to other states in terms of government transparency. Mike Schietzelt’s Daily Journal explains how an ambiguous criminal code hurts N.C. taxpayers.
    Mitch Kokai, March 14, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest N.C. legislation targeting human trafficking. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why conservatives should support election redistricting reform.
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2019
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    Hate crime hoaxes are more common than you think.

    In a recent USA Today article about Jussie Smollett’s hate crime hoax, Wilfred Reilly, an associate professor of political science at Kentucky State University, says: That [the Smollett] case turned out to be a hoax shouldn’t come as too big of a shock. A great many hate crime stories…
    Jon Guze, February 28, 2019