Crime (page 8)

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    Focusing on ‘mens rea’ to ensure honest mistakes don’t turn into crimes

    A centuries-old legal principle requires that a person should have a “mens rea,” or guilty mind, to be charged with a crime. That still holds true for most crimes, but a growing number of mainly regulatory crimes ignore that principle. In these cases, filling out paperwork incorrectly or making another…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on legislative efforts to fight opioid abuse in North Carolina. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains how Gov. Roy Cooper unintentionally made a case for a stronger civil society.
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A plan to replace Obamacare has generated mixed reviews on Capitol Hill, even among right-of-center lawmakers and analysts. Katherine Restrepo explores the pros and cons of this latest proposal for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze explains why North Carolina should take steps to ensure…
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2017
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    Civil-asset forfeiture abuse to be explored in March 27 event in Raleigh

    The Triangle Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society will explore the problem of civil-asset forfeiture abuse during a March 27 event in Raleigh. Follow this link or email [email protected] to register.
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2017
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    As N.C. juvenile crime rates improve, officials consider the ‘Raise the Age’ initiative

    Juvenile crime rates have been improving in recent years in North Carolina, and some hope to see even more positive developments with the proposed “Raise the Age” initiative. The idea is to treat nonviolent 16- and 17-year-old offenders as juveniles rather than adults. William Lassiter, the deputy commissioner overseeing juvenile…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill in the N.C. House that could help limit tension between police and motorists during traffic stops. John Trump’s Daily Journal relates a personal story about the importance of school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2017
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    Sending in the feds to deal with Chicago’s ‘carnage’

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online attempts to gauge what President Donald Trump means by “sending in the feds” to deal with Chicago’s violent streets. Given that one of Trump’s closest advisers is Rudy Giuliani, a legendary United States attorney in New York City…
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Public charter schools have proven so popular in Wake County that the traditional public school system has been able to scale back enrollment projections. Terry Stoops assesses the significance of that enrollment change in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Julie Tisdale analyzes the potential impact for…
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2017