Crime (page 6)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that experts predict undecided voters are more likely to turn to a major-party presidential nominee than a third party. John Hood’s Daily Journal notes that crime and law enforcement could play larger roles as election issues this year.
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2016
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    Update on the restaurant robbed after its owner praised the idea of ‘promote what you love’

    Updating this morning’s post, police have released surveillance videos of two suspects, identified as white males (one named “Drew”). Furthermore, the WRAL story gives more indication why Raleigh Raw owner Sherif Fouad thought social media criticism might’ve inspired the robbery: “a sign with the words ‘Black Lives Matter’ was…
    Jon Sanders, September 27, 2016
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    Even promoting niceness out of love is politically incorrect, it seems

    Someone please find the actual fault in this. Because it seems like human decency to me, the kind of human decency we’d rather see a lot more of: Raleigh Raw, which has been using specialized equipment to make cold-pressed juice for about three years, opened its Hargett Street location…
    Jon Sanders, September 27, 2016
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    Leading mainstream media outlets playing up race-based narratives

    Amber Randall of the Daily Caller publicizes a particular pernicious element of national media coverage of recent shootings involving police. The New York Times and The Washington Post bury police officers’ race when they are black, but rush to highlight race when the officer…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2016
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    An interesting excuse for urban riots

    John Fund of National Review Online explores one particularly bizarre excuse for urban riots. If Hillary Clinton is elected president, you can bet that in the wake of the Charlotte riots, her Justice Department will ratchet up the micromanaging of local police departments. But…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2016
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    We’ve heard a lot about teacher pay and education spending during this year’s election campaign season, but Terry Stoops wishes politicians and pundits would spend more time pondering a bigger problem: the “persistent failure” to boost male African-American public school students’ academic achievement. Stoops analyzes the issue during the next…
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2016
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    SIRF’s up

    Those who have followed Don Carrington’s chronicles of stolen identity refund fraud cases might find special interest in a disturbing new report from Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon. The IRS did not notify 1.1 million taxpayers that their identities were stolen, according…
    Mitch Kokai, September 2, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    The latest Carolina Journal Online interview features a conversation with Zachary Bolitho, a Campbell Law School professor and former federal prosecutor, about the FBI director’s “very strange” response to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. The Daily Journal focuses on one N.C. school board’s complaint that a 6…
    Mitch Kokai, August 19, 2016