Crime (page 3)

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    Conservative ‘progressive’ justice reforms

    Lars Trautman writes for the Washington Examiner about the conservative nature of some purportedly progressive criminal justice proposals. The term “progressive prosecutor” has catapulted into the national consciousness and has dominated discussions about prosecutorial reform that it has become nearly synonymous with the idea of reform itself. The…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Robeson County’s return to a controversial asset forfeiture program with the federal government. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina needs more businesses.
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019
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    “They discredited the entire Indiana judiciary.”

    That’s what the Indiana Supreme Court said about three lower court judges who were involved in a brawl at an Indianapolis White Castle last spring. The South Bend Tribune has the story: Three Indiana judges … have been suspended without pay after the Indiana Supreme Court determined…
    Jon Guze, November 22, 2019
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    JLF’s Becki Gray Explains Why We Need Criminal Recodification

    Last week, NC SPIN published a piece by JLF’s Becki Gray on overcriminalization. According to Gray: We have more activities and actions classified as a crime, something worthy of public condemnation, than just about any state… In addition to their sheer volume, criminal laws are confusing, complicated, duplicative, and hard…
    Brenee Goforth, November 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online that population shifts since 2010 will affect how representative new N.C. congressional districts can be for voters in 2020. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal argues that North Carolina’s criminal code is a mess.
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s election maps could be set for state House and Senate races. But lawmakers must redraw the state’s congressional map after a recent ruling from a three-judge Superior Court panel. Rick Henderson addresses the latest developments in the state’s ongoing redistricting dispute for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Assaulting a referee can carry a more serious criminal penalty than assaulting your neighbor. That’s one of the quirks of N.C. law that could be addressed by an ongoing criminal law reform project. Mike Schietzelt discusses the progress of that project for the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2019
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    Warning signs about the American criminal justice system

    Robert Arvay writes at the American Thinker about disturbing developments in the area of criminal justice. [I]f we ignore the warning signs, if we do not address the inequities in our justice system, the public will reach a point when there is so little respect for the law…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2019