Crime (page 9)

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    For those who like the idea of more gun control

    The city of Chicago offers reason for concern, according to Breitbart.com’s “Big Government” page. According to the Chicago Tribune, “The city recorded its 300th homicide this weekend and went on to record six others over a 60-hour period that saw 56 people shot, 13 fatally, from…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2016
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    Who doesn’t need guns? A lot of government agencies

    Adam Adrzejewski and Thomas Smith of Open the Books examine the militarization of federal agencies that have little apparent relationship to law enforcement. Sixty-seven non-military federal agencies spent $1.48 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment. Of that total amount, ‘Traditional Law Enforcement’ Agencies…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2016
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    Clinton’s controversial email server and a criminal probe

    Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller wonders when the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will acknowledge that her controversial email server has prompted a criminal probe. There are numerous indicators that the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email system is criminal in nature. First and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2016
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    Putting terrorist attacks in perspective

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online reacts to the latest evidence of likely Islamist terrorism. One of the great problems we face in our ongoing confrontation with Islamic fundamentalism is that our enemies are rational and we are not. It is a…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2016
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    N.C. Supreme Court throws out state cyberbullying law

    A unanimous N.C. Supreme Court has reversed a lower court and thrown out the state’s cyberbullying law. Writing for the court, Justice Robin Hudson finds: We now conclude that N.C.G.S. § 14-458.1(a)(1)(d) restricts speech, not merely nonexpressive conduct; that this restriction is content based, not content neutral; and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2016
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    Forbes decries ‘Uncle Tyrant’

    Steve Forbes‘ latest column in Forbes magazine claims that the federal government could change its nickname from Uncle Sam to Uncle Tyrant. OUR FOUNDING FATHERS understood that tyranny wasn’t likely to come from a foreign invasion but from the step-by-step erosion of our freedoms…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2016
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    Delving into details of the American death rate

    Robert VerBruggen explains at National Review Online why the latest data on America’s death rate should cause concern. Americans are dying more. Not just poor white Americans — that we already knew — but Americans as a whole, according to preliminary data for 2015…
    Mitch Kokai, June 3, 2016
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    Law prof thinks Hillary will be indicted … and he’s a Democrat

    Casey Harper reports for the Daily Caller on a former Justice Department official and current law professor who suspects Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be prosecuted in connection with her controversial email setup. A Democrat law professor and former Department of Justice official…
    Mitch Kokai, June 2, 2016