Public Safety

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A deadly attempted escape in 2017 has helped generate attention for long-festering problems inside North Carolina’s prisons. Kari Travis discusses her Carolina Journal cover story on the topic for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Katherine Restrepo examines the pros and cons of potential hospital mergers…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2018
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    Filing a lawsuit instead of fighting a war

    Recent John Locke Foundation speaker Andrew McCarthy explains at National Review Online why he’s no fan of the latest response to Russia’s meddling in American electoral politics. The Russians are engaged in “information warfare” against the United States. That was the big soundbite at Deputy Attorney General Rod…
    Mitch Kokai, February 20, 2018
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    Fund fumes about FBI’s latest fatal blunder

    John Fund explains at National Review Online why he believes the FBI’s failure in the case of the Florida school shooter points to an even larger problem. Of course there should be a housecleaning at the FBI. But there is a larger issue. I call it America’s 9/11…
    Mitch Kokai, February 20, 2018
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    Budget Basics: Prison costs

      North Carolina spends $30,000 to keep a person in prison for a year. This is 50 percent more than Georgia spends, according to the Vera Institute. This gap means Georgia could hold 46,145 prisoners in 2015 at a cost of $922 million while North Carolina spend $1.1 billion…
    Joseph Coletti, February 14, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on legal challenges for opponents of new solar energy operations in North Carolina. The Daily Journal highlights a high-profile former federal prosecutor’s assessment of the contrast between secretive federal investigations focusing on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2018
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    Charlotte Fire In Hot Water Over Filming of TV Commercial. WSOC-TV Gets Reaction From Becki Gray

    From WSOC-TV comes a report about Charlotte Fire’s questionable use of taxpayer resources. Shouldn’t it be obvious this is a bad idea? Channel 9 discovered leadership at Charlotte Fire Department had firefighters film a commercial for expensive watches while they were on duty and on the taxpayer’s dime. Deputy…
    Donna Martinez, February 2, 2018
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    Watch out for Russia

    Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing news about Russia’s martial machinations. Russia has steadily improved its electronic warfare capabilities to prepare for potential conflict with the West, while the United States and its NATO partners have suffered a lapse in training for battle against regional…
    Mitch Kokai, February 2, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis of Carolina Journal Online interviews U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx about American higher education challenges. Tarrah Callahan’s Daily Journal focuses on the need for prison reform in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, February 2, 2018