Crime (page 9)

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    Trump’s use of the word ‘carnage’

    Heather MacDonald writes at National Review Online about the new president’s use of the word “carnage” to describe violence on American streets. The media’s contempt for Trump’s use of the phrase “carnage” to describe the rising violence in the inner city is particularly ludicrous.
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2017
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    Hate crime legislation: Good idea gone bad?

    Victor Davis Hanson explains at National Review Online where the idea of hate crime legislation went wrong. Sadly, we are learning that the labeling of hate crimes has become so politicized and ill-defined that the entire concept is unworkable. The idea of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2017
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    Leef notes not-so-good news on the civil-asset forfeiture front

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column highlights the disturbing fact that the next U.S. attorney general appears to favor civil asset forfeiture. By a very large measure, Americans oppose civil asset forfeiture. They think that it is wrong for the government to take property from someone who…
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    We welcome a new year this weekend. As we do, Carolina Journal Radio recounts some of the most interesting topics discussed in 2016. Roy Cordato explains the link between coercion and progressive public policies. Becki Gray describes efforts to limit overcriminalization in North Carolina. John Hood rebuts arguments…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2016
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    It took almost a month longer than expected, but Democrat Roy Cooper has been confirmed as North Carolina’s new governor. Rick Henderson recounts the electoral questions that delayed that outcome, and he looks ahead to Cooper’s relationship with a Republican-dominated General Assembly during the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2016
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A Wallace couple is heading to federal prison after conviction on charges involving $12 million in tax refund fraud. Rick Henderson discusses the fraud case’s resolution during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes a recent report on North Carolina’s confusing school funding formulas, while…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2016
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    Voter fraud is no myth

    John Lott writes a column at National Review Online that challenges the popular left-of-center argument that voter fraud is virtually nonexistent. [V]oter fraud has mattered in plenty of American elections. Take Lyndon Johnson’s election to the U.S. Senate in 1948, when LBJ won by…
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2016
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Education reformers have made great strides in North Carolina in recent years. They still have plenty of opportunities to improve traditional public schools and offer parents additional school choice. Terry Stoops outlines those opportunities during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Julie Tisdale explains why Wake County…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2016