Criminal Justice Reform

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    New Analysis Contradicts the Standard Narrative Regarding Police Killings

    According to Black Lives Matter and similar anti-police organizations, the most important things to know about police violence are that there is a large and growing racial disparity in fatal police violence and that, as a result, the police are killing extraordinarily large numbers of Black men and women…
    Jon Guze, October 4, 2021
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    NC College Offer “#AbolishThePolice” Course for Fall 2021

    North Carolina’s renowned Davidson College is offering a course this fall titled “#Abolishthepolice.” The Charlotte Observer states the course “will enlist Black political and feminist theories and social and political philosophies to critically examine and think through issues of race, criminalization, incarceration, police militarization, predictive policing, surveillance, and domestic security.”…
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2021
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    The Moral Case For Hiring More Police Officers

    My nephew is a detective in a major city. For years he was a beat cop who encountered every conceivable situation at every time of day and night, sometimes not knowing who was the victim and who was the perpetrator. In split seconds he was required to determine who had…
    Donna Martinez, July 27, 2021
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    Crime Wave Could Doom Justice Reforms

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner reports that a recent spike in crime could have a negative impact on bipartisan law enforcement reforms. A troubling rise in violent crime, including a surge in homicides in major cities across the country, has the potential to upend the emerging bipartisan…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2021
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    Who Supports What? Comparing the Dem & GOP Police Reform Bills

    From the folks at No Labels comes a side-by-side comparison of the two major pieces of congressional legislation to reform policing. For an easy-to-read full scene version, here’s the full chart. A screen shot is below.
    Donna Martinez, May 28, 2021
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    The inevitable loss of black lives didn’t bother Ezra Klein last year, but the possible loss of votes for Democrats is worrying him now!

    The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 sparked an extraordinary wave of anti-police protests. While most of those protests were peaceful, many turned violent as protestors and/or interlopers resorted to looting and rioting. Billions of dollars worth of property was stolen or destroyed, buildings were burned to the…
    Jon Guze, May 25, 2021
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    Elaine Marshall: crime fighter & biscuit maker

    I inherited an old recipe box from my mom. Not really needing a recipe box (like most folks these days, I go online when I need a recipe), I rifled through it to fish out any family recipes it might contain before throwing the rest away. While doing so, I…
    Andy Jackson, March 22, 2021
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    On Justice Paul Newby’s Victory

    A joint statement from John Locke Foundation and Civitas Institute December 12, 2020 RALEIGH – In November, North Carolinians delivered a blow to the litigious Left by electing conservative-leaning judges to all eight of North Carolina’s open statewide judicial seats. Today, the final race achieved closure as…
    Donna Martinez, December 15, 2020