Crime (page 8)

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    Rhetoric and terrorism

    David French of National Review Online explores the role highly volatile rhetoric plays in provoking real violence. Whenever there is a politically motivated murder, there is an immediate race to find and fix the “real” blame for the attack — to find that rhetoric…
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2016
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    A plea for consistency

    Dan Hannan writes for the Washington Examiner that cases of a similar nature ought to be treated the same — regardless of one’s political philosophy. Neither Dylann Roof nor Micah Johnson — the men respectively accused of the Charleston and Dallas atrocities — should…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2016
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    National Review editor picks apart president’s police pronouncements

    Rich Lowry‘s latest column at National Review Online focuses on President Obama’s inaccurate portrayals of police and crime data. President Barack Obama is a lawyer, not a statistician, and it shows. After the controversial officer-involved shootings in Baton Rouge, La., and…
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2016
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    Justice system racist? Not based on the evidence of a flawed study

    Blake Neff of the Daily Caller explains the flaws in a new study purporting to show that the American justice system is racist. A major article widely cited as proof of racial bias in the criminal justice system is actually anything but.
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2016
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A Wallace couple recently admitted guilt in a case involving $12 million of tax refund fraud. Rick Henderson discusses the case and the larger nationwide problem of Stolen Identity Refund Fraud during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato explains why N.C. policymakers should focus their…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2016
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    Leef documents feds’ misguided attack on FedEx

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column explores a courtroom battle pitting the federal government against FedEx. One such case recently crashed after almost two years of legal skirmishing in federal district court. The crime the feds were going after was an imaginary conspiracy between FedEx officials and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2016
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    Sowell decries gun control ‘farce’

    Thomas Sowell‘s latest column at Real Clear Politics laments the lack of intellectual rigor in debates over gun control. Surely murder is a serious subject, which ought to be examined seriously. Instead, it is almost always examined politically in the context of gun control…
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2016
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Wallace couple’s guilty plea to $12 million in tax refund fraud. John Hood’s Daily Journal contrasts tax reforms in North Carolina and Kansas.
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2016