Crime (page 6)

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    Identity fraud and citizenship

    Will Racke of the Daily Caller details a disturbing report linked to identity fraud and its role in helping illegal immigrants secure citizenship. A new government office created to investigate bogus naturalization applications estimates there are at least 3,000 cases of aliens who used false identities to obtain…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on privacy concerns linked to the anti-opioid HOPE Act. Dan Way reports on legislation that would help more small businesses provide health insurance that’s less expensive than Obamacare options. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal highlights health concerns linked to a nicotine…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill that would force state agencies and other groups to compile a list of all N.C. crimes. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal considers ideas for bridging the urban/rural health care divide.
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2018
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    North Carolina’s Incarceration Rate Remains Comparatively Low

    The Vera Institute has just released a report compiling national prison data for 2017. The report shows that 36,454 people were imprisoned in North Carolina in 2017, 1% more than in 2016. At 355/100,000, North Carolina’s incarceration rate remained signifcantly lower than the national average, which was 457/100,000.
    Jon Guze, June 7, 2018
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    Comey more successful than Nixon in politicizing FBI

    John O’Connor writes for the Daily Caller that the last FBI director fared better than a disgraced former president in using the bureau for political purposes. A little over 40 years ago, Richard Nixon went from a landslide re-election winner to a president forced to resign in disgrace.
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2018
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    State Budget 2018: Juvenile Justice

    Last year, the N.C. General Assembly passed the Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act which raised the age of juvenile jurisdiction in North Carolina to include 16 and 17 year olds. With this came the creation of the Juvenile Jurisdiction Advisory Committee. Jon Guze, Director of Legal Studies at JLF, writes…
    Anna Manning, June 1, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State Treasurer Dale Folwell has been generating headlines recently for stories linked to the State Health Plan, pension reform, and a proposed statewide bond package. Rick Henderson analyzes Folwell’s priorities for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Dan Way explains that the lack of easily accessible…
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Thousands of protesting public school teachers greeted lawmakers returning to Raleigh last week. Terry Stoops places those teachers’ complaints in context for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget proposal would guarantee future tax hikes. Elon University law professor…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2018