Crime (page 5)

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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Responds To Vandalism of Durham Confederate Statue

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the toppling of a Confederate statue on government-owned property in Durham. Kokai offered these comments during an Aug. 15, 2017, appearance on Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.”…
    Donna Martinez, August 16, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill that would highlight criminal penalties tied to N.C. licensing boards. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal questions downtown revitalization grants included in the latest N.C. state budget.
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2017
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    National Review tackles civil asset forfeiture

    The latest print edition of National Review offers a dim view of the proposed increase in federal government reliance on civil asset forfeiture. Attorney General Sessions announced his intention to end certain Obama-administration restrictions on civil asset forfeiture, a peculiar and problematic feature of American law enforcement. Government agencies…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2017
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    Lost amid the Trump news: A growing congressional scandal

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the latest developments in a scandal involving a leading congressional Democrat. Congress is advancing an investigation into a growing scandal surrounding IT staffers working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), who are accused of stealing sensitive computer equipment…
    Mitch Kokai, August 3, 2017
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    Criminal Law Recodification in North Carolina: The Whole Country’s Watching

    In 2014, the Manhattan Institute published a provocative report called Overcriminalizing the Old North State. The authors, Jim Copland and Isaac Gorodetski, described the rapid and disorganized proliferation of new crimes in North Carolina between 2009 and 2014, including many strict-liability crimes created, not by the legislature, but by…
    Jon Guze, August 2, 2017
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    Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on bad police raid

    George Leef’s latest column for Forbes highlights an unfortunate case of abuse of police power. A case just decided by the Tenth Circuit shows how utterly absurd the “war on drugs” has become, how petty and power-mad the police can be, and how blindly deferential some of our federal…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2017
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    Which is worse: gang violence or talking about gang violence?

    Mainstream media reaction to recent comments from President Trump prompts a response from Scott Greer at the Daily Caller. President Trump used the opportunity of two public speeches last week to highlight the brutality of the MS-13 gang. What the president described was barbaric — but, according to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 1, 2017
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    An argument for firing Jeff Sessions … but not because of Russian nonsense

    Glenn Reynolds explains at USA Today why he would get rid of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to steal from you. Oh, he doesn’t call it that. He calls it “civil forfeiture.” But what it is, is theft by law enforcement. Sessions should…
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2017