Crime (page 4)

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    JLF’s Jon Guze discusses U.S. Supreme Court’s Packingham ruling

    Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, discusses the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Packingham v. North Carolina. Guze offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio.  Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, June 29, 2017
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    A welcome focus on recodifying the N.C. criminal code

    Jon Guze submits the following: In recent years, North Carolina’s criminal code has undergone a period of rapid, unplanned, and uncontrolled growth. Chapter 14 of the North Carolina General Statutes, which deals specifically with “Criminal Law,” now includes over 840 sections defining hundreds of separate criminal offenses, including many that…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2017
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    General Assembly Votes to Raise the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction

    In 44 states and the District of Columbia, the age at which young offenders age out of the juvenile justice system is now 18. In five states, it is 17. That leaves North Carolina as the only state that still treats all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults for criminal justice…
    Jon Guze, June 23, 2017
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    Research By JLF’s Jon Guze Cited By Pew/USA Today

    The budget being voted upon by state legislators this week includes a provision that changes how the criminal justice system deals with 16- and 17-year-olds charged with crimes. Under the change, these teens will be handled in the juvenile system, rather than the adults system. There is an exception for…
    Donna Martinez, June 22, 2017
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    N.C. not alone in considering loosening gun restrictions

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon reports on one response to the shooting attack on a Republican congressional baseball practice. Republican Congressman Thomas Massie (R., Ky.) introduced a bill on Thursday that would require Washington, D.C., to honor valid gun-carry permits from other states. Rep. Massie said…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Regardless of President Trump’s stance on the Paris climate accord, Gov. Roy Cooper wants North Carolina to continue honoring the agreement. Rick Henderson discusses the governor’s climate statements and legislative reaction during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops describes the process he and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill to boost punishment for sex trafficking. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina’s latest economic news suggests policymakers should exercise caution as they finalize the next state budget.
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis of Carolina Journal Online offers an exclusive interview with N.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin that focuses on judicial reform and the Raise the Age initiative. The Daily Journal critiques Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest appeal for new North Carolina legislative election maps.
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2017