Crime (page 2)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The year-end edition of Carolina Journal Radio looks back at some of 2017’s most interesting topics. Jon Pritchett shares highlights from his Wall Street Journal column detailing the problems linked to corporate CEOs’ political activism. Roy Cordato questions a study that suggests North Carolina’s economy benefits when…
    Mitch Kokai, December 29, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online features an interview with Duke professor Michael Gillespie about the ongoing political impact of the 500-year-old Reformation. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights barriers North Carolina puts in place for people with criminal records who return to the work force.
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2017
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    Legislative leaders double down on call for death penalty restart

    A new letter today from top Republican legislative leaders amplifies a recent plea to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein. The following comes from a legislative news release: Legislative Leaders: On Death Penalty, Stein and Cooper’s ‘Actions – Or Rather Inactions – Speak Louder Than Words’…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2017
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    Coincidence and the Mueller investigation

    Victor Davis Hanson finds something rotten in the state of Robert Mueller’s investigation of “Russian collusion.” Special prosecutors, investigators, and counsels are usually a bad idea. They are admissions that constitutionally mandated institutions don’t work — and can be rescued only by supposed superhuman moralists, who are without…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2017
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    A more important question about Mueller’s Russian probe

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online emphasizes a different element of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in American electoral politics. Mueller has been at this for six months, and the FBI for a year before that. So isn’t it about time we asked: Could Mueller…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2017
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    “the most dangerous and violent year in North Carolina corrections history”

    From Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis comes details of a new report presented to the Governor’s Crime Commission on challenges facing North Carolina’s prison system. Researchers interviewed prison leaders from Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Oregon, and Michigan. The report outlined nine recommendations for DPS, all of which were grouped…
    Donna Martinez, December 11, 2017
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    How North Carolina Makes It Hard For People With Conviction Records To Work

    Jon Sanders writes about a new report from the National Employment Law Project, which looks at how state occupational licensing laws make it difficult for people with arrest and conviction records to find work. And if you have an arrest record, it’s even harder. How, specifically, does our state…
    Donna Martinez, December 1, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that the next federal Farm Bill could target aggressive regulations. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal notes the opportunity for bipartisan success with federal criminal-justice reform.
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2017