Crime (page 6)

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    Leef highlights troubling N.C. court case involving ‘stand-your-ground’ defense

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on an important court case involving a North Carolina incident. Since American citizens have the right to keep and bear arms (not just law enforcement officials, as gun control advocates maintain), it would seem to follow that they’re entitled to use their weapons…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s overwhelming vote in favor of raising the age for juvenile offenders from 16 to 18. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal highlights the importance of economic growth in addressing voters’ anger.
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2017
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    ‘Raise the Age’ Advances as House Bill 280 Passes 104-8

    JLF’s Becki Gray reports House Bill 280 has passed the N.C. House by a vote of 104-8. Next stop: the N.C. Senate. What is House Bill 280 all about, and what’s been proposed in the Senate? Our Jon Guze spells it out here.
    Donna Martinez, May 17, 2017
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    We’re The Outlier in Juvenile Justice, and That Could Change Soon

    We’re expecting a serious discussion about juvenile justice reform at the General Assembly Wednesday. Why? Because in 44 states and the District of Columbia, the age at which young offenders age out of the juvenile justice system is now 18. In five states, it is 17. That leaves North Carolina…
    Donna Martinez, May 17, 2017
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    Raise the Age

    In 44 states and the District of Columbia, the age at which young offenders age out of the juvenile justice system is now 18. In five states, it is 17. That leaves North Carolina as the only state that still treats all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults for criminal justice…
    Jon Guze, May 16, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Public school districts across North Carolina waged a successful campaign to delay new state class-size requirements for a year. Terry Stoops analyzes the issues for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze analyzes the latest developments in the Raise the Age campaign targeting 16- and 17-year-old…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the progress of the Raise the Age bill focusing on juvenile criminal offenders. John Trump’s Daily Journal examines the recent controversy surrounding craft brewer Wicked Weed’s sale to an international conglomerate.
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2017
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    Trump supporters and criminal justice reform

    As a state legislative committee prepares to discuss North Carolina’s Raise the Age legislation, Vikrant Reddy writes for National Review Online about an interesting factor influencing criminal justice reform across the country. Last week, the Charles Koch Institute (CKI) polled several hundred conservative voters to assess…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2017