Crime (page 11)

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    Criminal Law Recodification in North Carolina: The Whole Country’s Watching

    In 2014, the Manhattan Institute published a provocative report called Overcriminalizing the Old North State. The authors, Jim Copland and Isaac Gorodetski, described the rapid and disorganized proliferation of new crimes in North Carolina between 2009 and 2014, including many strict-liability crimes created, not by the legislature, but by…
    Jon Guze, August 2, 2017
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    Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on bad police raid

    George Leef’s latest column for Forbes highlights an unfortunate case of abuse of police power. A case just decided by the Tenth Circuit shows how utterly absurd the “war on drugs” has become, how petty and power-mad the police can be, and how blindly deferential some of our federal…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2017
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    Which is worse: gang violence or talking about gang violence?

    Mainstream media reaction to recent comments from President Trump prompts a response from Scott Greer at the Daily Caller. President Trump used the opportunity of two public speeches last week to highlight the brutality of the MS-13 gang. What the president described was barbaric — but, according to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 1, 2017
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    An argument for firing Jeff Sessions … but not because of Russian nonsense

    Glenn Reynolds explains at USA Today why he would get rid of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to steal from you. Oh, he doesn’t call it that. He calls it “civil forfeiture.” But what it is, is theft by law enforcement. Sessions should…
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2017
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    National Review takes aim at civil asset forfeiture

    Like the experts quoted earlier this week in a Carolina Journal Online report, editors at National Review Online are raising objections to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plan for expanding use of civil asset forfeiture. Attorney General Jeff Sessions should reconsider his plan to expand the use of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are placing a new emphasis on fighting human trafficking. Rick Henderson explains how they’re pursuing that goal during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti examines claims that the N.C. state budget will feature a $1 billion…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on expert concerns surrounding the U.S. Justice Department’s plans to boost use of civil asset forfeiture. Lindsay Marchello reports on Democrats’ launch of a campaign to break Republicans’ legislative supermajorities in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2017
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    Appeals Court upholds verdict in murder of Democratic activist Jamie Hahn

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder verdict against Jonathan Broyhill in the killing of Jamie Hahn. Appellate judges agreed that Broyhill had received a “fair trial, free from error” in the 2013 fatal stabbing of Hahn and an attack on her…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2017