Crime (page 7)

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    AP report: “ongoing child abuse crisis” amid lockdowns

    The report "found that child abuse reports, investigations, substantiated allegations and interventions have dropped at a staggering rate, increasing risks for the most vulnerable of families in the U.S." Most but not all states provided data. Guess the Cooper administration's choice.
    Jon Sanders, March 30, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest push to promote a community college in western North Carolina. The latest CJ Opinion highlights a high-profile murder case that offers clues about partisan divisions on the N.C. Supreme Court.  …
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2021
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    Elaine Marshall: crime fighter & biscuit maker

    I inherited an old recipe box from my mom. Not really needing a recipe box (like most folks these days, I go online when I need a recipe), I rifled through it to fish out any family recipes it might contain before throwing the rest away. While doing so, I…
    Andy Jackson, March 22, 2021
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    Chicago Democrat’s solution to carjacking: ban video games

    One of my favorite constitutional experts is Jonathan Turley of George Washington University. A self-professed liberal, he calls them as he sees them. It’s a rare quality in analysts these days. His latest blog is about an Illinois legislator who thinks he has the solution to Chicago’s rampant problem…
    Donna Martinez, February 23, 2021
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    The Right AOC on Point: N.C. should boost protection of gun rights

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains why N.C. policymakers should refocus attention on protecting Second Amendment rights. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at and
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2021
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    Defunding police can produce deadly consequences

    Zaid Jilani writes at National Review Online about real-life consequences of defunding local police. The role of policing in the United States is being hotly debated, with many liberal activists calling for reductions in police funding. Although advocates of defunding the police have failed to win over the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 2, 2021
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    Anti-police activism prompts predictable response

    Frank Main and Fran Spielman write in the Chicago Sun-Times about one consequence of the recent nationwide attack on police. The number of police officers retiring in Chicago and other cities has soared amid a chorus of anti-police rhetoric that’s become increasingly loud over the past year. In…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2021
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    COVID-19 and the government shutdowns tied to it have created special challenges for entrepreneurs in North Carolina’s alcohol-related industries. John Trump reviews those challenges during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart discusses his reappointment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021