Public Safety

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    Highway Patrol Cruiser Contest

    At the NC School of Government’s criminal law blog, Christopher Tyner reports: The American Association of State Troopers is asking people to vote for the best looking cruiser in the country on their Facebook page.  The North Carolina Highway Patrol has a pretty strong entry featuring…
    Jon Guze, July 20, 2018
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    FBI director raises red flag about Chinese spying

    Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller reports on new warnings linked to Chinese government espionage. China, rather than Russia, is the “most significant” long-term threat to the United States, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday. During an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt at the Aspen Ideas Forum, Wray…
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2018
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    How Baltimore became murder city

    Baltimore is now the deadliest city in America. With 55.5 homicides per 100,000 people in 2017, it ranked 21st in the world and far outpaced New Orleans and Detroit. USA Today finds that a portion of Charm City’s increase can be attributed to less vigilant policing beginning in 2015,…
    Joseph Coletti, July 13, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Voters will have multiple chances to amend the N.C. Constitution this fall. Becki Gray analyzes proposed state constitutional amendments during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses a new state law that focuses on cutting down the number of tests in N.C. public schools.
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship school vouchers have a “positive, large, and statistically significant” impact for low-income students. That’s according to a new report from N.C. State University researchers. Terry Stoops assesses the report’s significance for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze analyzes the U.S.
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2018
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    North Carolina’s Incarceration Rate Remains Comparatively Low

    The Vera Institute has just released a report compiling national prison data for 2017. The report shows that 36,454 people were imprisoned in North Carolina in 2017, 1% more than in 2016. At 355/100,000, North Carolina’s incarceration rate remained signifcantly lower than the national average, which was 457/100,000.
    Jon Guze, June 7, 2018
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    Podcasts worth listening to this week

    Some great conversations made my time in the car much better this week Steven Teles is one of the most insightful people writing about conservatism and government, from the Federalist Society to the kludgy way government has evolved. He’s a liberal working with libertarians at the Niskanen…
    Joseph Coletti, April 19, 2018
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    More warnings about the power grid

    Michael Barrett writes at Real Clear Defense about the need to take steps that would protect the American electric grid. Security, industry and government officials are increasingly warning that the U.S. electrical power grid faces potential widespread failure from broad-based, systemic threats such as a cyberattack or massive…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2018