Crime (page 2)

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    NC College Offer “#AbolishThePolice” Course for Fall 2021

    North Carolina’s renowned Davidson College is offering a course this fall titled “#Abolishthepolice.” The Charlotte Observer states the course “will enlist Black political and feminist theories and social and political philosophies to critically examine and think through issues of race, criminalization, incarceration, police militarization, predictive policing, surveillance, and domestic security.”…
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the Rev. William Barber’s ongoing court fight over a 2017 trespass charge at the state Legislative Building. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion explains why the N.C. Senate’s tax plan is superior to the House’s alternative.
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2021
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    Democrats’ Congressional Campaign Leader Sports Poor Record on Police

    Matthew Foldi of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an inconvenient fact for congressional Democrats. House Democrats are heading into the 2022 election cycle with a campaign chairman who has a long track record of backing the left-wing policies that experts blame for the rise in crime across the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2021
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    Biden Adviser Working For Minneapolis Ballot Amendment To Defund Police

    Hats off to Politico for reporting that Biden campaign pollster Celinda Lake is working  for “Yes 4 Minneapolis,” the group pushing to pass Minneapolis’ November ballot amendment that would, in essence, defund the police department. According to Politico’s West Wing Playbook: If voters pass the amendment this…
    Donna Martinez, August 5, 2021
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    Washington State Handcuffs Its Police

    Jason Rantz writes for the Federalist about the likely consequences of new anti-police measures in one West Coast state. Washington state just reimagined policing with sweeping so-called “police accountability” bills that went into effect this week. Led by anti-police activists enabled by allies in the Democrat-controlled legislature, the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 3, 2021
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    Federal Government Props Up ‘Defund the Police’ Group

    Chuck Ross of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a questionable use of federal tax dollars. The federal government provides tens of millions of dollars each year to a nonprofit group that supports the movement to defund police departments and dismantle the criminal justice system. Officials with the Brooklyn-based…
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2021
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    Senator Worries About ‘BLM Effect’

    U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton writes at National Review Online about the negative impact of the Black Lives Matter political organization. Last year, our nation experienced the largest single-year increase in murder in American history and endured some of the worst riots in a generation. It’s no coincidence that…
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2021
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    New Georgia Effort Aims to ‘Re-Fund’ Police

    Katherine Doyle reports for the Washington Examiner on an interesting response to rising crime concerns. As President Joe Biden struggles to contain a rise in crime and a wing of his party that wants to defund or reform the police, some state officials have started to take matters…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2021