Crime (page 37)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. sheriffs’ concerns over the Obama administration’s funding for immigration enforcement. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the importance of North Carolina history and the role of
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Critics of the Republican-led General Assembly have complained that the state’s latest budget dropped North Carolina to 49th in the nation in education funding. Terry Stoops probes the accuracy of that claim in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson will discuss the $56 million taxpayers…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2012
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    The alternative to locking them up

    Those of you who enjoyed John Hood’s column earlier this week on bipartisan cooperation linked to criminal justice reform might appreciate a Bloomberg Businessweek article on a similar theme. [Convicted drug user Chsrles] Canion may never have gone to prison under proposed reforms backed…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2012
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    New at CJO: N.C. House task force to target unemployment insurance fraud

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis’ new task force on unemployment insurance fraud.
    Mitch Kokai, February 29, 2012
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    Tillis forms unemployment insurance fraud task force

    N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis announced this afternoon formation of a new task force targeting unemployment insurance fraud. Reps. Marilyn Avila, R-Wake, and G.L. Pridgen, R-Robeson, will co-chair the group. All three discussed the issue during a news conference. (The final questions deal with Tillis’ campaign finance reports.) Click play…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2012
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    Bridging the divide towards immigration reform: Ferg’s latest interview on Jeff Crouere’s Ringside Politics

    Click below to listen to the interview on WGSO (19 minutes—mp3). [audio:]…
    Fergus Hodgson, February 13, 2012
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    Restricting felons’ access to firearms

    Few of us would argue that a violent felon should have access to a gun. But what about a nonviolent ex-felon who’s served his time? What if the ex-felon’s crime was conducting a beach bingo game with a prize larger than $50? Attorney Dan Hardway explored questions like these as…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2012
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    School choice may reduce crime

    The following is a preview of my weekly newsletter: In the Spring 2012 issue of Education Next, Harvard education professor David Deming published an insightful study of the relationship between school choice and crime.  Deming analyzed two groups of low-income African American students from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) – one…
    Terry Stoops, February 13, 2012