Crime (page 37)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Michael Lowrey reports for Carolina Journal Online about the N.C. Court of Appeals ruling that the state cannot bar sex offenders from social media sites such as Facebook. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal says UNC student government’s recent actions tarnish the university’s legacy of supporting free speech.
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that reclassifying some crimes to low-level misdemeanors or infractions could save the state $2 million a year. Donna Martinez’s Daily Journal laments government nannies’ efforts to bypass parental responsibility.
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2013
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    Frank Perry, new DPS secretary, gets a shorter title

    Frank Perry The man who has been the interim Department of Public Safety secretary will get his title shortened. The “interim” has been removed from Frank Perry’s title. Gov. Pat McCrory has selected Perry to be the department secretary. He was appointed to the interim post earlier…
    Barry Smith, August 21, 2013
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    Gov. Pat McCrory uses his veto stamp against drug testing for welfare bill

    Gov. Pat McCrory has vetoed his first bill. It’s the bill requiring drug testing for Work First applicants (HB 392). In a press release, McCrory said:  “While I support the efforts to ensure that fugitive felons are not on public assistance rolls, and to share information about them…
    Barry Smith, August 15, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about a pair of guilty pleas in a recent federal stolen-identity tax fraud case. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores the political debate over state education policy.
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2013
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    Forbes highlights disturbing trends tied to bloated governments

    The latest Forbes magazine features Steve Forbes‘ warning about the dangers associated with unchecked government growth. The British government has announced that it will be proposing legislation to have senior bankers face prison for “reckless” risk taking. This news item underscores two dangerous trends.
    Mitch Kokai, July 31, 2013
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    Updated JLF report projects long-term cost savings from raising juvenile justice age

    Raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction in North Carolina from 16 to 18 is likely to lead to millions of dollars in long-term savings. That’s the key conclusion in a newly updated report Texas crime experts have prepared for the John Locke Foundation. RALEIGH — North Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2013
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    N.C. Court of Appeals agrees that Michael Peterson should get a new trial

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed a Durham trial judge’s ruling that Michael Peterson should get a new trial on charges that he murdered his wife 10 years ago. The appellate judges agreed with the earlier court ruling that the courts should consider as “new…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2013