Crime (page 9)

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    Police defunding movement labeled ‘ludicrous’

    Anna Giaritelli of the Washington Examiner consults experts about the prospect of defunding police departments. Leading police organizations aggressively denounced calls to defund the country’s 18,000 police departments and insisted doing so would lead to more crime and the closure of businesses. “Defunding the police is one of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2020
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    Movement to defund police has little public support

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon consults polling data on a liberal cause that has picked up steam since George Floyd’s death: defunding police departments. Democratic lawmakers, operatives, and commentators are calling for the defunding or abolition of America’s police departments in the wake of officer…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2020
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    Today’s protests offer preview of future

    Andrew Stuttaford of National Review Online looks ahead from today’s nationwide protests. That the killing of George Floyd would produce both terrible sadness and deep anger was to be expected, and so was a wave of protest. That protest might sometimes degenerate into riot and looting could also,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill that would reopen N.C. gyms and bars. Two Daily Journals focus on police reform. Amy Cooke urges caution when considering sweeping reforms. John Hood argues that police misconduct is everyone’s problem.
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2020
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    Say goodbye to gun control and social distancing

    Clarice Feldman of the American Thinker explains how the recent high-profile protests have affected two other issues in the current political climate. After watching hundreds (including Michigan Governor Whitmer and other political figures who placed the rest of us in lockdowns) marching, screaming shouting — without social distancing…
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2020
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    Danger linked to the ‘abolish the police’ movement

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist targets the now-common slogan “abolish the police.” If you thought “abolish the police”—or it’s more moderate iteration, “defund the police”—was just some asinine slogan blue-check journalists, woke academics, and pandering public officials post on Twitter to show they support the Black Lives…
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state community college board’s debate over the future of police training. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal focuses on N.C. policymakers’ preparations for recovery from the COVID-19 economic shutdown.
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2020
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    Are we spending too much on policing and too little on social programs?

    Hardly. This Urban Institute chart tells the story: H/T: CharlesFLehman…
    Jon Guze, June 6, 2020