Crime (page 5)

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    AOC considers abolishing prisons

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the latest dubious proposal from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Congressional firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said that America needs to have a “real conversation” about “prison abolition” on Monday morning. Ocasio-Cortez responded to the story of a black…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019
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    Jail admissions in North Carolina are among the lowest in the country.

    The Prison Policy Initiative recently published a table comparing states in terms of “unique jail admissions per 100,000 state residents” during 2016 and 2017. It’s not clear from the report whether the differences were caused primarily by differences in crime rates or by differences in pre-trial policies, but, either…
    Jon Guze, October 1, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Indiana injunction could affect hemp legalization in North Carolina

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reported on a new development in the laws surrounding hemp. Travis writes: You can’t criminalize smokable hemp, a federal judge has told Indiana lawmakers. The decision could affect North Carolina.  Judge Sarah Evans Barker, from Indiana’s Southern District, wrote Sept. 13 in a preliminary…
    Brenee Goforth, September 26, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Voters recently selected two new Republican representatives for North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th congressional districts. Rick Henderson analyzes the special elections’ significance during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses key trends from the latest batch of N.C. public school standardized test scores. Wellesley College sociology…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2019
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    Heritage takes note of N.C. efforts to clean up criminal code

    GianCarlo Canaparo and Lucas Drill of the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal highlight North Carolina’s Senate Bill 584. North Carolina is taking its overcriminalization problem seriously. With overwhelming bipartisan support, the state last month enacted Senate Bill 584, which allows the legislature to rein in runaway regulatory crimes. Like…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina took another step toward cleaning up the state’s criminal code with the recent approval of Senate Bill 584. Mike Schietzelt explains the significance of the latest legislation for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts assesses the potential significance of the recently enacted…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2019
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    Harris’ criminal justice plan deviates from her record

    Joseph Simonson and Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner report the contradictions between Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ criminal justice proposals and her record as a prosecutor. Sen. Kamala Harris’ criminal justice reform plan represents a stark reversal from her prosecutor days on body cameras, police shooting…
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2019
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    Women and gun control

    Adam Mill writes at the Federalist website about the potential impact of gun control on women’s safety. In all the current hysteria to “buy back” (translation: “confiscate”) guns, we should not overlook this question: Should women be permitted to protect their own bodies? Or should they be forced…
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2019