Criminal Justice Reform

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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
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    “Due Process in a Fee-Driven State”

    That’s the title of a new article by Tennessee College of Law professors Penny White and Glenn Reynolds. Here’s the Abstract: Inspired by the Justice Department’s report on criminal law enforcement and the use of courts as a revenue-generation machine in Ferguson, Missouri, we address the widespread…
    Jon Guze, September 15, 2020
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    Putting feelings before facts, ignorant protestors attack Rand Paul and tell him to, “Say her name.”

    Reason’s Robby Soave notes the irony. The her in question is Breonna Taylor, and Senator Paul has done more than just say her name. He sponsored the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act, which would prohibit no-knock raids like the one in which she was killed. Soave’s report includes the details of the attack…
    Jon Guze, August 28, 2020