Crime (page 5)

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    Questioning the consensus view of recent riots

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist questions popular thought about the nature of recent riots across the nation. The conventional wisdom congealing among elites in Washington, D.C., is that the ongoing riots in cities like Portland and Seattle are the result of otherwise peaceful protesters simply reacting to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2020
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    Trump’s federal ‘surge’ against violent crime in cities

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online assesses President Trump’s plan to deploy federal law enforcement agents in troubled cities. … [T]here was no need to re-create the wheel here. There is abundant law that gives federal agencies jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute violent crime. Just as significantly, the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2020
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    Lawlessness, not law, hurts Portland

    David Harsanyi writes for National Review Online about problems plaguing Portland. Despite some occasional looting, chaos, property damage, trespassing, rioting, graffiti, assaults, arson, and general mayhem, the media consistently assures us that Antifa “protesters” are “largely peaceful.” And since the majority of buildings in Portland, Seattle, and Denver…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2020
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    Split Appeals Court continues to deny murderer’s claim of racial discrimination in jury selection

    A split 2-1 panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has denied a Columbus County man’s attempt to have his murder conviction thrown out based on racial bias in jury selection. This morning’s decision in State v. Campbell marks the second time the Appeals Court has rejected the claim…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2020
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    National Review editor pleads for more police

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online explains why some American communities need more, not fewer, police officers. New York City needs more arrests. More arrests in the subways. More arrests in housing projects. More drug arrests. More arrests of gang members. And it isn’t alone. If there’s one…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2020
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    The Second Amendment as life-saver

    Amy Swearer documents for the Daily Signal cases in which the right to bear arms saved lives. As the Supreme Court continued its decadelong silence in protecting the Second Amendment, Americans last month nevertheless proved that they understand the importance of the right to keep and bear arms.
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2020
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    Condoning crime

    Anna Giaritelli of the Washington Examiner considers Democratic leaders’ disturbing approach to recent acts of clearly criminal activity. Democrats are moving a step beyond national debate over defunding the police, questioning whether crime is a bad thing at all. During the past month, three leading Democrats have all…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    You’ll find plenty of “cracks, potholes, and detours” in North Carolina’s state transportation budget. Those are the words Joseph Coletti uses to describes transportation budget problems. He explains why in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts discusses supply and demand shocks in N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2020